05:32AM | 11/03/06
Member Since: 11/02/06
1 lifetime posts
I am remodeling/repairing my upstairs. I am at a loss as to what floor covering I should use.

Because of allergies and dogs I wanted to use porcelain tile upstairs but I have been told that an upstairs cannot use tile over the whole area. Just bathrooms. The carpet that was up there was destroyed by dogs and teenagers so I did not want to get carpet again. Although that would have been my first choice. I need something strong and water resitant. Hardwood is out of the question and laminate is not water resistant. I really don't want to do linoleum because it would not be very wear resitant and it could devalue my home. Someone has suggested Permastone. Does anyone know anything about it? I am open to any suggestions. However I cannot get rid of the teenagers or the dogs. the dogs are small and sometimes don't want to go downstairs to go outside so they use the carpet. UGH!!


08:33AM | 12/02/06
Member Since: 10/28/05
312 lifetime posts
you just limited your choices to no flooring except for sealed concrete and expoxy resin floors.

loosten up your criteria a bit.


There are two ways to do any job. The right way and the wrong way. Do it right everytime.




Post a reply as Anonymous

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



Post_new_button or Login_button

Greet your guests, indoors or out, with a ghostly garland. A strand of white lantern lights, some white cotton fabric, str... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... 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... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon