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October 2011 Weddings

Help with Floors (kinda long, sorry!)

We've been able to (or, I should say H has been able to..) do most of the renovations in our house.  However, the flooring has been neglected.

He sanded down the natural hardwood in all the rooms. 

Stained the living room, and put 1 thin coat of protectant.  So within a couple months, it's all scratched up, plus spots of paint from him not being careful when painting.

He stained the hallway, but didn't protect that, so that's even worse.

He installed cheap carpet in 2 bedrooms, and didn't really cut right, so it doesn't look very nice.  Plus, carpeting the closets confused him, so there is no carpet in the bedroom closets, haha.

Anyway...

We are going to get the 2 bedrooms that are currently carpet, re-carpeted - by a professional.

I wanted your opinion on our living room / hallway.  He does not want real hardwood, because clearly he doesn't want to do the upkeep.  So should we do carpet, or a vinyl floating (looks like hardwood) floor?  (we can't do laminate, because that does not to well with moisture, and our house has very high humidity)

Do any of you have a vinyl floating floor? 

What do you think we should get?

Price-wise, we were quoted $2-5/sqft installed for carpet and $5-7/sqft installed for the vinyl floating.

Re: Help with Floors (kinda long, sorry!)

  • You could go with that fake hardwood stuff, what is it called, Pergo? Or what about tiling?

    If he took the time to do the hardwood correctly the first time around, there really isn't much upkeep. We had it in the house I grew up in and they never had to be re-done.
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_october-2011-weddings_floors-kinda-long-sorry?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20Club%20BoardsForum:650Discussion:222f2fd4-9501-4b7f-a5d5-9b7cca9a29edPost:d5a61276-27a8-4f56-9868-d2b3c9aeafa5">Re: Help with Floors (kinda long, sorry!)</a>:
    [QUOTE]You could go with that fake hardwood stuff, what is it called, Pergo? Or what about tiling? If he took the time to do the hardwood correctly the first time around, there really isn't much upkeep. We had it in the house I grew up in and they never had to be re-done.
    Posted by Queen Jane[/QUOTE]
    I second what QJ said. If the wood is done right it takes very little effort. After a year or so you can get it buffed (or whatever it's called) to make it look brand new again. My parents moved to a new home and still have hardwood floors. They don't buff like they did in the other house and the floor still looks very nice. It's just a very expensive initial investment. I also love tile. What didn't/ doesn't have wood has tile. That is even easier upkeep. 
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