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condowner 12-28-2010 02:40 PM

Flooring Newbie
Hi guys! Just bought a condo and I want to put in new flooring. I've been checking out and these two caught my eye:


1) Any opinions on Any recommendations on any other retailers I should check out?

2) Any opinions on those two brands (links above) from What other brands should I check out? Price is also a factor, trying to keep it under $3 a square foot.

3) Anything else I should look out for or pit falls I should to avoid?

4) Where should I buy the other accessories (baseboards/underlayments/moldings/etc.) for the installation?

I'm a super newbie and have no clue where to start. Any feed back is highly appreciated. I'm in the LA area too. Thanks!

idlewatcher 12-28-2010 04:25 PM

I think both options would work for your particular application.

I just re-did my floors (1st timer fyi) and they turned out perfect. I took out the tile, resurfaced the floor and added a buttload (17-20 bags) of self leveling concrete (forgot the brand but it was about $30/bag) just to get it level.

You will maybe hear about getting your floor "flat" instead of worrying about getting it "level" - I personally subscribe to both philosophies b/c I didn't want people walking sideways in my dining room.

Good luck and make sure you budget time beforehand. I had to go back and forth to Home Depot a gazillion times for supplies so be sure to plan ahead of time.

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