04:30PM | 01/01/04
Member Since: 12/31/03
1 lifetime posts
We're trying to decide between new carpeting or laminate flooring for our house. We live in a small house with a five year and another child on the way. I'm looking for advice on pros/cons of laminate vs. carpet. Is laminate durable and okay if children spill on it frequently as long as we wipe it up right away?

I'm also wondering how difficult it is to install laminate by ourselves. My husband and I are inexperienced and not handy! How hard is it to accurately measuer and lay properly? Is it worth it to pay a professional to install it for us?

I would appreciate any advice or comments. Thanks in advance!


07:42AM | 01/02/04
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
in general terms...1...laminate will cost about$4.00/ $5.00 a sf materials only flabor add $2.50 a sf.....2 ..carpet will cost about $3.00 a sf installed for you.
laminate will stand up to kids and dogs ,no problem...(better than carpet)
laminate is an easy diy if you have some skills.....
heres what i would do go to your local home depot,ask to see the hampton laminate (made by shaw) its at a reduced price right now of $ might want to buy the video on how to install ($8.00)also home depot has a free class on how to install


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

With technology similar to that used by keyless ignition cars, the Kevo communicates with your iPhone via Bluetooth or a k... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... For some decorative recycling, consider burying old bottles upside down to create edging for your garden beds and walkways... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon