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What the floor?

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Joined: Apr 2 2013

I am about to close escrow on an MCM house in Chico CA.  Its a custom house built in 1960, not an Eichler so far as I'm aware though the whole neighborhood of 5 houses are MCM's built around the same time, pretty rare for chico.  Some pictures: here:http://www.chicorealestate.net/2527_ramada_way_chico_ca_95926/mls/13040551

Anyways, we are going to replace all of the flooring prior to moving our stuff in and have a bit of a moral delimma, we want to do wood floors to warm up the place but can't decide whether wood floors are not proper in a modern rancher from this time period.  Any thoughts on this would be appreciated!

Jackson

Joined: Apr 20 2006

Wow !!!....what a gorgeous house.

Don't be swayed by the negative comments re. wood and carpet floor coverings  you may read here.....Just about everyone frequenting this site has radiant heating in their concrete floor.  

In your case, since you have forced air heating, the wood floor will take the chill off the concrete during the winter.   The wood and carpet over your concrete floor will make your home slightly more energy efficient.  Your concrete floor is a very large  'heat' and 'cold' sink.  The very slight insulating qualities of your floor coverings will make a small thermal barrier between the conditioned air and the underlying concrete.

Randy from Dura-Foam Roofing and Solar Center

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Joined: Apr 2 2013

Thanks Randy, we're pretty excited to move into this beauty. Coincidentally we are also installing solar and a new roof to replace the old T&G which sounds up your alley. I wanted an estimate for a foam roof but all the roofers in Chico only work in single ply for low pitch roofs. Do you know of any reputable foam contractors in this area by chance? you can contact me at jacksonglick@gmail.com

Joined: Apr 20 2006

It's possible there is a good company that serves Chico....tho I am unaware of any.
Avoid the services online that get you to sign-up..then sell your info to as many contractors as possible.
Randy from Dura-Foam Roofing and Solar Center

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Your house is fantastic! You might consider this: where you can't use or don't want carpet, go with linoleum or cork flooring. For the rest, use a flat,weave or Berber carpet that flows nicely with the outdoors (concrete patios, etc.). Then use area rugs to pick up color where needed. I don't think you need wood floors to warm up the house - that will make it too dark and is a trend that's about to run its course (like granite counters!).

Good luck. I'd love to have that house with the funds or energy and know-how to restore it. I think you've gotten an incredible place.

OramgeEichler

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