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08:30PM | 06/02/04
Member Since: 02/07/04
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I'm intending on re-doing the majority of my basement with Floating wood floors. My question is, I have 2 dogs, does the floor get scratched easily?

As well, would it be safe to put the floating floor in my bathroom?



08:49PM | 06/02/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
Grant, floating a floor refers to a method of installation. It could include a wide variety of surface materials and substrates. Common surfaces are wood and laminate, and substrates are usually composite wood products or plastics. The durability of the floor with dogs on the surface, or suitability in a basement or bath depend on what you are choosing.

There are excellent products for what you want to do, and there are a lot of unsuitable ones. So the answers to your questions are:

Do they scratch easily? depends on what you use.

Are they safe in a bath? depends on what you use and how you install it.


10:12PM | 06/02/04
Member Since: 02/07/04
5 lifetime posts
Thank you.

Is there much difference between plastic or wood? Like price wise, or looks, maintaining.

I was pretty much decided on plastic without going out and looking at anything. Would plastic be a safer choice with dogs.


09:21AM | 06/03/04
Member Since: 08/27/03
254 lifetime posts
Plastic Laminate would be the best choice for the short term, like 15-20 years if you get the right Laminate.

Wood will be the wisest choice for long 100 years. You can refinish wood when it scratches...and it's a better investment.

Both do not like water so clean up those spills.

Laminate is by far way cheaper.

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