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    Southernbelle--Concrete sounds very interesting. How is the concrete flooring installed? Our house is built on stilts (to increase ocean views and to avoid potential ocean/sound floodwaters) so the flooring would be on the third floor of our home. It sounds like it would be heavy, possibly too heavy to be up that high.
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    I am not sure exactly how it is installed. We had the house built, and so they put in the floors as they were building it.

    I believe it can just be installed over the foundation or slab for the previous floors, and it is an option for upstairs rooms.

    This website will allow you to find a contractor in your area who can give you more information.

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    Not sure that concrete would work on an upper floor or a house already up on piles. There must be weight issues involved so you might have to spend a fortune underpinning or strengthening the foundations? Also, I don't think it's particularly cheap and if you live in a cold climate it's cold in winter (unless you have underfloor heating which is another cost in itself). It can look spectacular though.

    I'm a big fan of solid hardwood. Provided it's laid and sealed properly it's pretty bomb proof in my experience and looks great. We have it throughout our house in every room including bathrooms, kitchen and laundry and even with a few spills and minor floods (and 2 dogs) it still looks immaculate. Plus it's very easy to keep clean - a damp mop once a week and voila!
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    Train your animals and then you could have any flooring you want in your house.
    If that is not an option, good tile should last longer than your pets. Cover it with rugs.

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    We have pets and decided when we moved, we'd never have carpet again! We have all wood floors and they are so easy to keep clean. I want pretty tile in my kitchen though.

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    I would highly recommend linoleum flooring. Its eco friendly too!

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