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Advice please on selecting/installing flooring in our "utility" area

We have a 450 sq.foot "utility" area (ground level, not a basement, but it is where our HVAC, water heater, laundry, freezer, storage, exercise equipment is). Floor is slab concrete, walls cement block. 45 year old home, original contractor cheap tiles over the years have loosened and the remaining ones are easy to pop up. We do not have ground water or dampness problems in this area. We have gotten so much advice from friends, coworkers, home center folks that I need kind Metafilter folks to steer us to solution for our snowflake needs. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by forthright on May 17, 2014 - 13 answers

Straightforward way to reduce hardwood floor shine?

My very dark strand woven bamboo hardwood floors have a semi-glossy finish. Even after they've been freshly mopped, every speck of dust is visible and they'll look dirty the minute someone – wearing socks fresh out of the laundry, even – walks across the room. Is there any way I can change their finish to matte? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jan 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Which should we pay for and which should we do ourselves?

DIY: is it easier to go a good DIY job painting walls (interior) or installing laminate floors? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Apr 22, 2011 - 32 answers

What should my hardwood floor stairs look like?

May I please tap the Hive Mind for some advice about hardwood floor stairs? I'm not sure how to identify what I want. [more inside]
posted by mccxxiii on Feb 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me turn my ugly sunroom into something less hideous!

i want to fix up the sunroom in my house and I need a little guidance, as this is beyond some of the other home repair stuff we've done. [more inside]
posted by katers890 on Jun 21, 2010 - 5 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

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

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

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

Help us coat our floor in something deliciously hideous!

Vinyl flooring that is either NOT ugly or hideously ugly in a way we like: does it exist? [more inside]
posted by InnocentBystander on Jan 6, 2008 - 25 answers

Will this floor photo collage work?

Would this art/home improvement project work, or can you share tips on how to make it work? Involves linoleum and vintage photos... [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Nov 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Laminate or Pre-Finished Hardwood?

HomeImprovementFilter: We are about to start the finishing work on an addition, and we're trying to decide what type of flooring to buy:Laminate, or pre-finished hardwood? We've looked at both, and I think I like pre-finished hardwood better, but I wanted some real-life commentary, rather than my speculation. Any laminate horror stories? Successes? Pre-finished camp have anything to add?
posted by Medieval Maven on Jan 17, 2005 - 28 answers

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