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Old 08-28-2016, 09:33 PM   #16
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I had carpeting in a bathroom when I bought my 1976 built house. What were people thinking?


Same here, house I grew up in had it in the master bath (mobile home). Yyyyyuck.
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:44 PM   #17
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Best way to decide....watch someone pull up carpet that has been down for only a few years.

We were pretty anal about cleaning our carpet....still have the steam cleaner. When I pulled up the carpet that had only been down about 7 years....I swore to myself, NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't care how often you vacuum and clean....dirt gets trapped in the carpet. And stays there....day after day after day. NASTY.

We now how NO carpet in our house.

Yes, the 'dust bunnies' are more obvious. And it's a lot easier to see those spills. And it's also a lot easier to clean up.

Carpet is the lazy persons flooring.
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I agree with the hardwood. Look under the bed after a week or two. All those dust mite droppings( your dead skin ) will still be there whether carpet or wood floor. They just get absorbed by the carpet for a fine berber of a cesspool.

Plus hardwood definitely adds value to the resale home value.

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We just did an addition to our home about 2 years ago. I ripped out the carpeting and never looked back. We have no carpets that I cannot pick up send out for cleaning or just toss. Carpet is disgusting.

Mine and my families allergies have improved 100 fold. Don't ever do permanent carpet.
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I suggest hardwood in kitchen area. In living room and bedroom patchwork rugs can be used !!
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always hardwood. You're lucky your house has it underneath. My 1977 house is all particle board...
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I like hardwood.

No rugs, they are trip hazards, and I always get my 14s tangled up in them.

On a similar question.

Has anyone else ever had carpeting in a bathroom?

What a mess, tore one out once, there were lifeforms growing under there.

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I am about to remove the carpet in my bathroom, like in the next 48 hours. I also have 4 sons under the age of 11. I'm not looking forward to the smell that will be hiding in the foam.

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Open windows....roll carpet up tight....wear gloves....have the pale of disinfectant standing by.

Carpet in a bathroom? I could never understand that one.
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Agree with most of the other posters, hardwood is the way to go.
Post some photos once you get it refinished.
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I wonder if Hardwood won out? After just removing my carpet and restoring wood floors underneath, I have to say my vote would be for the Wood floor. Mine is so beautiful now, I love it every day. Wood is best, especially if you have pets.

And my bathroom floor had carpet on it too, although it was removed 2 years ago after my fence builder augur'd thru my sewer line and sunk a metal pole into it with concrete... After about a week everything started overflowing--including my commode in the bathroom--onto the carpet... I had the carpet replaced with a floating floor. The wood floor underneath was black and looked beyond repair having had linoleum on it for ages under the carpet.

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