My traditional, two-story house currently has dark laminate on the first floor, carpeting on the stairs leading to the second floor, and carpet on the second floor (containing a hallway and three bedrooms). I'd like to get rid of the carpet and replace it with something else - likely laminate. How should I handle the stairs? [more inside]
posted by pitseleh
on Jan 1, 2014 -
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 -
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 -
Should I install "bamboo hardwood," hardwood, or laminate floors? This is for a rental unit in a not-that-upscale neighborhood in Oakland, California. I'm most concerned about long-term maintenance costs and potential resale value. [more inside]
posted by slidell
on Feb 8, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I've installed laminate flooring about a year ago, and individual pieces are sliding around. [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Sep 19, 2009 -
Should I keep the $800 worth of as-yet uninstalled Shaw VersaLock laminate flooring, or is this just a shoddy product that I need to return to "Larry" at the floor store? [more inside]
posted by tristeza
on Oct 13, 2008 -
We are going to install about 200 sq. ft. of laminate flooring in our kitchen/dining area, which is 1/2 linoleum and 1/2 ugly blue carpet.
Because the previous owners installed 1/4" subflooring before they put in the original vinyl, there is a height difference between the carpeted area and the vinyl floor area. Should I rip out the old subflooring to level it out, or add subflooring to the recessed area so everything is level?
There is *really* old linoleum underneath the carpet and the subflooring. [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Dec 9, 2006 -
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 -