03:26PM | 05/17/03
Member Since: 05/16/03
2 lifetime posts
:? Has anyone had a good or bad experience with laminate flooring? I want to redo a family room that gets lots of traffic. But I am reluctant because of a bad experience.

About three years ago in a previous home, we had Formica laminate flooring installed. Within two weeks, a "AA" battery rolled off a kitchen counter and took a 0.5 inch chip out of the floor. :cry: It continued to chip from minor impacts.

I was informed by the flooring store we purchased the floor from that this was not uncommon and wasn't covered under the warranty. :x

My parents and other relatives never had such experiences with their laminates which were Pergo and Bruce. I don't know if Formica just wasn't a good brand or that my relatives were just lucky.

Incidentally we got tranferred soon after so I do not know whether it continued to be a problem.

Thank you in advance for all responses.


03:44AM | 05/19/03
Member Since: 02/20/03
17 lifetime posts
I just put a Pergo laminate floor down in my finished basement two weeks ago. So far - it has been excellent. I have just started building the bar down there so it has been getting more abuse than I would like (tools, sawdust everywhere, wood).

Good luck.


08:57AM | 05/19/03
Member Since: 05/16/03
2 lifetime posts
Thank you.


01:53PM | 12/10/13
I have 2 dogs who damaged my floors. I want to repaired them by sanding them and apply polyurethane. I need different sanding techniques


06:31PM | 12/15/13
I love my laminate flooring. However, I have some warped pieces (dog). Whatever you do buy a couple of boxes extra, because when the flooring is discontinued you are stuck. I have been looking for extra pieces or boxes to repair mine with no luck.


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