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#1 rodent

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    Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:09 PM

    We just bought our first home & we are redoing the flooring. Currently it has old carpet. We are going to carpet the bedrooms next week & tile the rest of the house in a few months.

    I'm trying to decide where all we want carpet. We are definitly doing carpet in the master bedroom & then tile in the master bath. Inside the master bath is a walk-in closet. I'm not sure if I want carpet or tile in there.

    We are going to put the electric radiant heat pads under the tile in the bathroom. We could extend that into the closet which might be really nice. You could step out of the shower to a heated floor that warms you up & then remain warm while getting dressed in the closet. I imagine the closet will serve as a dressing area, because all of our dressers & clothes will be inside it.

    There is a heat/ac vent in the closet, so it would not be icy-cold if we did carpet & no heat.

    I'm pretty unsure what to do so I thought I'd post here for some feedback. I'm working on figuring out the difference in cost for tile vs carpet in the closet. Thanks!

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    #2 moonpalacebride

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      Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:53 PM

      I'd personally tile it, it'd have a nicer flow. Radiant heat all the way through tho, the warm tootsies while getting dressed sounds awesome!

      You could always do a nice throw rug in there also...

      #3 itsfinallyhere

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        Posted 19 December 2009 - 05:55 PM

        I would go with tile all the way thru, because it is attached to the bathroom. It will be easier to clean, cause less dust in the bathroom, and if there is ever a flood it would cause less damage. With tile it is also easier to roll things around, in case you wanted to add a dresser/trolley or something in there with wheels on the bottom. Good luck, have fun. I love renovating!

        #4 Helen_S81

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          Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:58 PM

          Congratulations on buying your first home! I'd go with the tile but heat it all the way. I figure you (or hubby) will probably not be totally dry when you go to get dressed and therefore the tile might be better.

          #5 shellk

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            Posted 20 December 2009 - 05:42 AM

            go through with tiles and under floor heating

            #6 SusieQ

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              Posted 20 December 2009 - 07:41 AM

              I am in th industry of getting homes ready for market and I also buy older homes and renovate them for resale... Go tiles through.. here is the reason, very clean, closet are the worst for dust because things sit in there collecting it. Tile floor you'll sweep through with your vacuum and mop much easier... Go carpet and you have to stop and change the setting or the head of the vacuum for that small area, pain in the butt.... You'll love the look of tile it will make both areas look bigger.

              #7 rodent

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                Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:07 PM

                thanks for all the advice. I realized that it was going to be a PITA to try to get my money back for the carpet install in the closet, so I just had them do it. It wasn't very expensive because it's not a huge area.

                It's kind of nice because now I can get the tile quotes with & without doing the closet & decide then. I'm leaning towards heated tile in the closet if it's not too expensive.

                #8 rbowman

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                  Posted 15 December 2010 - 09:36 AM

                  I am doing carpet in my closet just for the cost reason.






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