Solid wood or carpet. Help please!

Postby warwar88 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:09 am


I'm planning to change the flooring for my living room and kitchen. I can't decide between wood flooring and carpet for the living room and had no idea what kind of flooring would be best for the kitchen.

Please can anyone help.

Many Thanks!
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Simply Build It

Postby claire.arnold » Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:51 am

Hi, I've just been doing the same with my flooring & have found laminate flooring is great. It's easy to prepare, fit & clean providing you have all the right tools & pick the right type of laminate flooring for the room. A living room will need a hard-wearing laminate floor as it will be the most used room. I've also found that carpets are not good if you have pets/children. My living room carpet has got so much ground-in dirt & food in it & am hoping to replace it with laminate flooring as another carpet will cost roughly the same amount & cleaning the old carpet professionally is just not worth it now. We got our laminate flooring from Ikea & have found it to be excellent.

With the kitchen, you can get laminate flooring specifically for humid rooms but I personally didn't like the idea. We have a concrete floor so just laid ceramic floor tiles. We've carried the same tiles through the hall & into the bathroom. Cleaning them is pretty easy as well, you simply sweep them or mop them. They're pretty easy to fit as well. My husband has never tiled before & has done a fab job, you just need the correct equipment to prevent air pockets forming in the tiles. They're great if your floor is slightly uneven as well.
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