Low End Stereo

Hello everyone

Lately I’ve been analyzing a few commercial house tracks and noticed something. When I have been mixing my house tracks I’ve tried to keep the low end in mono with mid/side EQ.

However if I look at commercial tracks I can see that they all have some stereo information in the low end.

Is it too drastic to keep the entire low end in mono? Is there some middle ground or rule of thumb to apply here? I would really appreciate some advice on this. Thank you!