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Old 12-29-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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We currently have carpet in our master bedroom suite, which includes the bedroom, dressing area, bathroom/toilet area, a closet, and a hall. We're trying to find one kind of flooring to cover all these areas, and we don't want carpet. We priced cork, which was really expensive, and then were told we'd have problems with the bathroom and moisture. We also have pet ferrets, who are litter box trained, but occasionally miss. Any suggestions for a resonably priced flooring that can go in all these areas? We'd also like to install this ourselves. Thanks.

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Click and lock laminate.

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Laminate flooring??? What? You gotta be kindin?

The best type of flooring for this case is also the best type of flooring for ANY room. Ceramic or porcelain tile.

Do it right once, it should last until the house is ready to be torn down. It's also sanitary, adds value, easiest to maintain and the CHEAPEST over its lifetime. No doubt about it.

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Laminate flooring??? What? You gotta be kindin?

The best type of flooring for this case is also the best type of flooring for ANY room. Ceramic or porcelain tile.

Do it right once, it should last until the house is ready to be torn down. It's also sanitary, adds value, easiest to maintain and the CHEAPEST over its lifetime. No doubt about it.

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What?! Ceramic in the bedroom? You gotta be kidding
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I agree..go with the tile. Easy to maintain and it will stand up the the animals for sure!
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We'd also like to install this ourselves. Thanks.
Laminate easy for DIY...Tile not easy for DIY
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Laminate easy for DIY...Tile not easy for DIY
Not easy, but do able as I found out and so worth a bit of struggle.
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Tile I agree is a great choice, but it has already been said that Cork is expensive, so tile will be as well.

If cost is a big issue, then go with the floating Vinyl. All manufacturers have this new type of Vinyl that needs no adhesive, is easy to install, can be installed over many substrates, and is easy and cheap to replace if needed.
Waterproof too. Unlike laminate.
Cheap, unlike tile.
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"Install ourselves, cheap, looks good in a bedroom and bathroom..."
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Click and lock laminate.
Ditto! (well looking good in the bathroom is questionable )
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Can you use the waterproof glue on the click and snap ?

I've had Lam in my kitchen for 6 plus years, and is holding up great, but it was tongue and groove and glued. Minor spills wipe up. Pet's nails are annoying -but do no damage.

If it were me I'd put linoleum in the bath, or even a small section of tile, and laminate the rest.

If you put Lam in the bath - I would put a transition piece so you could repair it if needed.
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Can you use the waterproof glue on the click and snap ?

Water resistant maybe on some brands.
Sometimes the tounge and groove is not capable of holding glue.

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