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Brian L

08:15PM | 12/30/01
Member Since: 12/30/01
1 lifetime posts
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I'm preparing to pull up carpet in my house and I'm considering replacing it (myself) with tile. Two products that interest me quite a bit are Mannington's NatureForm laminate tile and a new product called Madera, which is a wood composite tile that is actually installed with grout just like ceramic tile -- http://www.maderatile.com/

My house is a contemporary open layout, so I'd like to use the same flooring for my entry, living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, and main hallway. I also have two large (very active) dogs that stay inside most of the time, though I do keep their nails trimmed. I'm looking for something durable and functional. Both of these options provide a very realistic tile appearance and feel, without the coldness of ceramic.

I'd like to get some opinions on these products and advice on what really might be best for me. Thanks in advance!

rpxlpx

03:41AM | 01/02/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
Important!!! Keep in mind that anything installed with grout must be on a COMPLETELY IMMOVEABLE floor. There can be no flex at all or the grout will crack. That usually means concrete board or some other method of insuring the floor is tight.

Anne M

01:11PM | 01/02/02
Member Since: 02/15/01
7 lifetime posts
unfortunately I can support that reply. I put ceramic tile in my kitchen and I ignored the one squeaky spot in the floor,that is the spot where the grout is cracked and the floor hasn't even been in 2 years yet!
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