02:21PM | 05/10/04
Member Since: 05/09/04
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Hi. We're overwhelmed with flooring choices. We need to replace approximately 500 square feet of flooring - currently carpeted, with either laminate or bamboo. The subfloor, from what we can tell is lightweight concrete. Here are the questions. 1. It seems like the prices for the raw materials (bamboo and Pergo type products) are in the same ball park. Is installation more expensive for laminate or bamboo. 2. Since we have downstairs neighbors and don't want to make enemies, which would be quieter?

3. Which is easier to maintain? We're in the Los Angeles area...any advice would be greatly appreciated!


04:04PM | 05/10/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
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well, a floating bamboo and a Pergo can have quieter underlay than standard pads, but it will still be more noisy than a carpet.

Bamboo will last alot longer, but a Pergo will still last a heck of a long time.

Both will be easy to maintain.


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