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Tile in living room: fugly or nice?

I am getting rid of the horrible pet-stained carpet in my living room and am considering replacing it with tile. Is this a completely crazy idea? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Nov 20, 2013 - 48 answers

Reflooring part of a rental property (kitchen and living room).

My boyfriend owns a house in North Florida that needs to have the floors in the kitchen and living room redone. He rents out the house. He's looking for a good 'middle way': not expensive, but not so cheap that it will have to be replaced soon; nice, but not so nice that it it might get easily damaged by renters (nor ugly, which would lower rent value). N.B.: the price has to include installation since he won't be around to install it himself. Any suggestions for what types of flooring he should look at, especially given N. Florida's climate?
posted by flibbertigibbet on Apr 17, 2013 - 13 answers

Carpet common?

So I'd like to know if homes built in the USA in 1958 commonly had wood floors and it is possible this owner added the carpet later. If true we'd have hope that the wood below has possibility for restoration. [more inside]
posted by usermac on Jul 20, 2012 - 21 answers

The ever-so-slightly-split-level living room

My living room is on two ever-so-slightly different levels; is this going to cause problems when it comes to laying a carpet? [more inside]
posted by le morte de bea arthur on Jan 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Best Flooring Ideas for a Basement?

What is the best flooring for a basement? Has anyone had experience with the wood-like laminate? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Dec 27, 2011 - 15 answers

There's no hiding, behind moulding / hardwood.

What might the original moulding around our 20s-era fireplace have looked like? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Oct 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me clean my floors!

My roommate and her dogs are finally moving out. Now how do I rehabilitate the floors in my house? [more inside]
posted by elsietheeel on Aug 16, 2010 - 10 answers

What kind of flooring should I use in my Basement of Doom?

Are there any flooring options for a concrete basement floor that occasionally gets moist from groundwater/high water table? If so, do I need to remove the paint on the floor first? [more inside]
posted by dayintoday on Dec 31, 2008 - 10 answers

Looking for something to cover the ugly carpet in our apartment for less than $500 for 156 sq ft.

Can we get area rugs (or custom cut+bound remnants) to cover our apartment's ugly carpet that won't bubble up or fall apart? [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio on Sep 6, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I remove this strange glue from my previously carpeted hardwood?

How do I remove this strange glue from my previously carpeted hardwood? [more inside]
posted by bradn on Jun 29, 2008 - 5 answers

Cushy playroom flooring on a shoestring budget, please!

Need creative ideas for inexpensive flooring in a playroom/rec room. Our budget is next to nothing. [more inside]
posted by missuswayne on Jun 26, 2008 - 18 answers

Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its carpet time! COOL RUNNERS!

Where can I get modern, bright or otherwise designy carpet runners online or in Southern California? Long, long, by-the-foot options preferred, but if I find something I like I might just buy several of the same one. Other relevant information: I am allergic to beige.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jun 24, 2008 - 5 answers

You want the truth..? You can't handle the truth!

I have about a week or so to find some of this carpet. Yep, it is that stuff that's everywhere. You probably even have 3 rolls of it under your house as we speak. It's almost safe to say, at some point, you really did have like 3 rolls of it - what did you do with them?!! Where should I inquire about getting a scrap of it?? (30cm/12inch -sq.) Demolition.. people? The dump? Is there like an Elephants Graveyard but for carpet?? Also.. I need a hand with repairing melamine/laminex?? ( Bathroom vanity and a cupboard). And (omg!) this blind ( /s)... [more inside]
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har on Apr 2, 2008 - 5 answers

Home Flooring for the Baffled

Please share your experience, strength, and hope regarding flooring options for upstairs bedrooms. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Feb 27, 2008 - 15 answers

Advice on Carpet Tile pile?

Carpet Tile users/owners: I need advice - Which style of Flor has the thickest pile/nicest feel? It will be used in my living room. [more inside]
posted by somethingclever on Aug 27, 2006 - 3 answers

Carpet Tile?

Has anyone used carpet tile? If so, were there any problems with the tiles not staying in place? Also, if anyone can recommend a manufacturer, I'd appreciate the tip. I've seen Interface Flor but want to explore my options, if any exist. [more inside]
posted by somethingclever on Jul 12, 2006 - 14 answers

What's the cheapest way to finish a wooden floor?

Rough wooden floors: I just helped a friend tear out the mold and flea-infested carpet in her new apartment. Underneath were unfinished, rough, but not horrendous wooden planks (pic 1, pic 2). Money is tight, so we are looking for the cheapest quick-and-dirty method of making the floor livable. Help us think outside the splintery wooden box! [more inside]
posted by 4easypayments on Sep 10, 2005 - 21 answers

Can you lay Pergo over concrete?

Can you lay Pergo over concrete? We are negotiating with a builder to buy a house he's built. The negotiations revolve around what kind of flooring he will install. There's a family room with a concrete floor in the lowest level of the house, and we'd like to have Pergo on the floor. the room has a door to the back yard, and we figure laminate is the most durable, comfortable compromise.

The builder doesn't think you can lay Pergo on concrete, and is pushing carpet. We don't want the maintenance burden of carpet next to an outside door. Tile would be too cold. All the web sources say if you put down a vapor barrier first, Pergo is OK. Anyone have experience with Pergo on concrete?
posted by Kirth Gerson on Feb 14, 2005 - 14 answers

Use carpet squares instead of standard carpet?

Carpet squares. Have any DIY-types on MeFi used these instead of standard carpet? I'm stuck between the Scylla of finances and the Charybdis of an incredibly ugly hardwood floor (the previous owners were too frail to do anything about upkeep and the wood itself is damaged--not just the finish). The squares would allow me to leave the floor almost wholly intact, which would be a plus if I eventually decide to sell. And the total cost will be about half that of regular carpeting w/installation. But are they worth the investment? I've seen some brief positive responses, but that's it.
posted by thomas j wise on Feb 22, 2004 - 11 answers

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