Latest Discussions : Flooring & Stairs

hbolter

05:53PM | 06/08/03
Member Since: 06/07/03
3 lifetime posts
OK, home improvement experts (you know way more than me, anyway), here's the situation. We would like to replace some old carpeting in our home with some sort of tile, laminate, wood flooring, etc., with the idea that it should be:

1) more resistant to wear & stains (especially of the dog and cat-caused kinds--we have two cats and a dog, but no human kids) than carpeting, and

2) easier to clean than carpeting.

Am I dreaming, or is there a type of flooring that meets the above criteria? Any suggestions, thoughts, experiences are very welcome. Thanks in advance!

Harrison

rpxlpx

08:44AM | 06/09/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
If the dogs are not large, with sharp nails, there's no reason why linoleum won't fill the bill.

carpetman

05:21PM | 06/09/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
any hard surface product will work,lino,hardwood,vinyl tile or ceramic tile.take a close look at ceramic tile,it's an easy do it yourself project,home depot has a free class on how to install every sat & sun. good luck

Graham Flooring

06:38PM | 06/17/03
In my opinion,
You should go Laminate.
This is why, Laminate can be very inexpensive if you get it on sale. If you are thinking of doing your entire house, then ceramic tile is going to cost you between $3.00-$10.00 a SFT ( depending on the type of subfloor you have and the tile selection you make)Laminate will cost you around $1.95-$3.00 a SFT its scratch resistant, warm on your feet, it's is much easier to install, and requires alot less tools.


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