View Poll Results: Which do you have?

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  • Hardwood

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  • Laminate

    3 13.64%
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Thread: Hardwood or laminate?

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    I added one Greys, let me know if you want different options, question, more options, different wording, whatev. I can fix it if you can't edit it.

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    Hard to say. Though I like the LOOK of hardwood better, it's often made of slow growing trees (I hate tree waste). Also, if you ever have to rip up the floor to do repairs (water damage, bug infestation, etc) laminate is WAY easier and cheaper to uproot.

    I'd go laminate.
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    It totally depends on your lifestyle and requirements. We happen to have Tasmanian oak hardwood floors upstairs and down but that's because the builder planned to live here himself, had the right contacts with flooring firms and had very asthmatic kids so carpets were out of the question. The floor has been down for about 6 years and looks great but there are now some areas around the dining table and other 'busy' spots where the sealant is beginning to wear. I think we'll have to get it re-done in the foreseeable future and if that means sanding down the whole bloody lot it's going to be expensive.
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    Can you rent a sander and DIY A*O? That's what my parents did.
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    It's a continuous floor throughout the whole ground floor. It was put down before they built the walls. And it's a very open plan house so if we try to do a 'patch' it's going to stick out like the proverbial dog's bollox. Also, with time the sealant gets darker so matching the colour will be a pain. I'm afraid the only way is to do the whole lot and it's a BIG job.

    We have the same problem with the walls. They need a paint job but we can't just do one wall or one 'room'. We have to do the lot including a very high cathedral ceiling, the stairwell etc.
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    The question reads 'which do you have'

    and then the two options

    well I do not have either. Can you add 'other' since I have carpet only? (and in the kitchen and bathroom carpet on top of carpet-the top carpet to catch any spills, etc. and is easily cleanable)
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    Yeah, I just mainly put it in to see if I could add the poll after the fact, and that was the question in the main post. I can add an "other" option

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    I will say..having carpet(even if you have a 'protective' carpet over it)..is stupid in a kitchen. I think a nice hardwood floor for the kitchen would be nice. Except..this place is paneled..and already has a 'cabin' look((((which I do like even though on the mobile home forum I am on they all HATE wood paneling and do everything possible to make the insides look exactly like stick built homes..I just do not understand that. this is a unique(not worse) place and why not go with it's strengths?))) especially with that big huge wooden beam running the length of the living room. Add to that my wooden curio cabinets and desks, and more wood is actually the last thing this place needs.

    Hell if anything a nice bright shiny high quality laminate in a muted yellow or something might brighten up the place some. ( a SOLID laminate, not that shit you put down piece by piece where the pieces always ALWAYS eventually seperate and show seams that collect filth and grime!!)
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    We have laminate in the living room and dining room, my dogs sometimes slip on it, but rugs would fix that.

    I think hardwood is much nicer.

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    I love hardwood...I don't personally like the texture of bamboo.
    Laminate looks cheap from what I've seen. Try to go for a real
    look if you decide on laminate.

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    I think it's the old story - you get what you pay for. But it's still worth shopping around.
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    i did the poll which is other. even though i do have laminate in the kitchen the other rooms excluding the bedrooms have large tile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey View Post
    We have laminate in the living room and dining room, my dogs sometimes slip on it, but rugs would fix that.

    I think hardwood is much nicer.
    That is something I used to think was fun about laminate..you would get home and call the dog and it would come running and would slip and slide on the floor..LOL..
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    We have terracotta tile in the kitchen utility & bathroom & we go through plates so fast! Anything china has a shelf life of 6 months max when I'm around... I think I broke 3 glasses one side plate & chipped a (new) bowl last week.... damn it!
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