01:12PM | 02/22/04
Member Since: 02/21/04
1 lifetime posts
I'm in the very beginning stages of acquiring a construction loan and need lots of advice in regards to flooring. I've always loved real wood floors, and would really like to have as much of this in my new home as I could afford. I also like the function/look of ceramic or one of the many other clones of tile. I will probably be using a stemwall or raised cement foundation for the bottom floor of a two-story plan, and will live in the very deep south. On the bottom floor with the cement foundation, what type(s) of wood floors would you recommend? What area(s) would you recommend the hard tile be installed? I am currently devoid of construction skills and one of my only know-how's is painting. If I am willing to study and learn how over the next few months, would I be able to install my own flooring? Any good how-to books you could recommend? Thanks so much.


02:46PM | 02/23/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
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An engineered wood floor can be installed everywhere, and is a DIY project. Install tile wherever you want as well.
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