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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

How can I set up a mildew-free workout space in my unfinished basement?

I want to use my unfinished basement as a workout space and have laid down some interlocking foam tiles on the bare concrete floor. However, the floor under the tiles has started showing mildew after a few weeks in place. How can I set up a comfortable workout space in a typically humid but not wet basement without having to lift the tiles every couple of months to scrub out the mildew? [more inside]
posted by wexford_arts on Feb 13, 2012 - 13 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

A different type of planking

Any ideas what this type of flooring is? [more inside]
posted by timshel on Jun 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Liquid vinyl or epoxy floor covering for plywood floor in "cat room"?

What options can you suggest for replacing carpet in a "catbox room" with something moisture-resistant and easily cleaned? Some of the cats occasionally get confused and miss the boxes. The sub-floor is plywood. I've been thinking along the lines of the 2-part epoxy coating I applied to the concrete garage floor several years ago, but don't know if it works well on wood, which flexes. Flooring companies have pointed out problems with conventional floor coverings either absorbing or being etched by cat urine. The room has a wood-burning stove in it, so something that won't burst into flame if exposed to an occasional ember would be best. X/
posted by Death by Ugabooga on May 30, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me improve my floor!

Can we paint our dull, lousy-looking laminated timber floors? [more inside]
posted by lottie on May 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Choosing shower floor tile shouldn't be this hard.

Now I need help choosing tile for the shower floor. Is the one I picked going to hurt me? I know you are not my tile setter but I've got to order tile soon. Testing the tile before ordering is not an option. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Apr 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Plywood floors for our kitchen?

Are plywood floors a good choice for our kitchen? [more inside]
posted by iconomy on May 11, 2010 - 30 answers

Is Polished Concrete a cost effective way to replace carpeting?

Is cement polishing a viable and cost-effective way to treat cement floors that have been carpeted for decades? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Mar 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Please help me figure out how to get our trim to work with our new floor.

We just put in a new floating laminate floor and it looks great, but we aren't sure what to do about the trim. [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Mar 5, 2010 - 14 answers

One, Two, Three, Floor! Underlayment?

We're putting in a laminate "wood" flooring in our kitchen. I've read this thread for great tips. However (underlayment question)... [more inside]
posted by carlh on Jan 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me find white vinyl flooring in rolls! Please!

Does white vinyl flooring exist in sheets? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Jan 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Dummies' guide to installing laminate flooring

Hot tips on laying down laminate floor? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Dec 21, 2009 - 19 answers

slip sliding away.

I've installed laminate flooring about a year ago, and individual pieces are sliding around. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Sep 19, 2009 - 12 answers

Should I get a Marmoleum kitchen floor?

Flooring-filter: Talk to me about linoleum in general, and Marmoleum brand linoleum in particular. Is it nice? Is it DIY-able? What should I know before choosing it for our kitchen? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Economical flooring suggestions

Looking for suggestions/recommendations on economical home flooring solutions after a carpet de-install in a 70s era home. [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Jul 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Best tips for installing linoleum

Please give me advice and tips for a DIY linoleum installation. First my bathroom (5' x 10'), then if all goes well the kitchen (8' x 10', so a seam). [more inside]
posted by msalt on Jun 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Hardwood floor protective coating?

How to protect hardwood floors from my dog and child? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Jun 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Recommend kitchen flooring that's green

I like cork flooring. Will my dog ruin it? Looking for ideas for kitchen flooring, preferably green* and not very expensive. Wacky ideas welcome. *green - least environmental cost [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Feb 15, 2009 - 13 answers

mosaic tile floor has weak spots

My mosaic tile floor is crumbling. I suspect its because the floor gives a little under weight. If I repair it, will the same thing happen again? Or, what else could I do to avoid giving up on it completely? [more inside]
posted by nzydarkxj on Dec 1, 2008 - 6 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 best to remove glued-on stair nosing?

I need to remove and replace 3/4" hardwood stair nosing that has been attached to the subfloor with some sort of adhesive. [more inside]
posted by oncogenesis on Oct 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Hardwood Floor Help

Hardwood Floor Filter -- How can I spruce up my hardwood floor without a major refinishing project? [more inside]
posted by Mid on Mar 10, 2006 - 7 answers

Carpet (glue) bombing...

RenovationFilter: We just bought an old library out on the great plains. Yes, library. But that's not the point. It's a wonderful, hundred-year-old brick building. The floors are beautiful, straight-grained, old-growth fir. Unfortunately.... [more inside]
posted by dersins on Jun 10, 2005 - 27 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

Floors - how do they work?

How are floors held up in a typical house? Such as, for instance, a Dutch colonial? How much weight can they support?
posted by adampsyche on Aug 26, 2004 - 9 answers

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