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Old 03-31-2008, 02:43 PM   #1
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Hi, having a hard time deciding on what flooring. We currently have laminate on our kitchen floor which is a few steps up from our fam/din.rm. We have an ashley ranch and the subfloor is only concrete. We know it will be colder and noisier. Can we put something down to help with that.

I want laminate as the carpeting is always so dirty, as our entranceway from the garage is right to this room. I would put the same laminate down. Any ideas? Thanks, Nancy

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A high end pad under the lam will help a tad with noise and so will a more affordable, replaceable area rug.

the rug can go when it gets destroyed and it is cheaper than new cpt and install.

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As he said, the right pad under the lam is the secret. I'm no expert but, I've seen some pretty cool pads lately that are definitely worth looking into.

BTW, stay away from the big box stores when doing your homework. Get in touch with a tech rep from one of the big manufacturers.

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I'm not sure where to go when buying laminate. Someone said don't use the big box stores but I thought they would be cheaper? What about the liquidator store or other large retailers? Thanks!
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Carpet one will be somewhat affordable, but will provide great service.
Flooring America as well.

Price, Quality, Service.....Pick 2
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