I want to install the floor myself so I can save money on labor and spend it on material instead. I've never installed any type of flooring before, but I'm a quick learner and fairly mechanically inclined.
So far, I've been thinking about tile for its durability - but is it to cold? Do I really want to install it myself?
Or laminated flooring, but after reading the comments on the BBS, I'm not too sure. Since we're talking about the kitchen, there will be some exposure to water. There's a door to the back yard though which the dogs will track dirt. And then there's the laundry room...
I guess right now I'm leaning towards hardwood. Is there any other type of flooring I should consider? And can I install hardwood myself and expect a professional-looking result?
I'd appreciate any input you might have.