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Old 11-22-2008, 01:47 PM   #1
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We are wanting to install a good quality laminate in our kitchen, living room, and hallway (about 600 sq. feet). At a local flooring store, I found some laminate I think I like based on the appearance, but I can't find any reviews or information from people who have used it. It is from the Mirror Lake Laminate line by Carpet One. Anyone out there have an opinion on this line? If this is not a recommended line, what do you recommend? We want something that looks as realistic as possible. I'm hoping someone can help me out - thanks!

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Old 11-24-2008, 12:04 PM   #2
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Mirror lake is made from the same high quality manufacturers like Armstrong, Wilsonart, and Quickstep.
The warranties are much higher though.
I have no idea if you want the best in the business, but if you do, then go for it.
Or buy a high quality from the major manufacturers and stick with their warranties which are good.

up to you.

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Old 11-25-2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. It is good to hear an opinion from someone who is not trying to sell the product to you. I have another question. Do you think it is best to pull up the trim when laying laminate or can you just leave the trim and put quarter rounds down when done? My husband and I are doing the installation ourselves.
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You can use quarter rounds, but do you like that look so much you want to pay the additional?
Up to you!
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I found a mirror lake laminate from Carpet One and the saleswoman told me that it was suitable for our main bathroom. Everyone else I have talked to (not professionals though) has said laminate is not for bathrooms. Any suggestions?
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People who say laminate cannot go into Bath's are living in the past.
Yes all lam will have issues with long standing moisture....keep the moisture off the top and your fine.
If you currently have puddles on your current floor, then probably not a good idea.
Most people have Vinyl or tile in their bath's.
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I was wondering about this brand too .. what about in a laundry room? I would love to carry this through the kitchen to the adjourning laundry room.
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I've been looking at Mirror Lake laminate as well for the 1st floor in my townhome. So why is this only sold at Carpet 1 stores. It seems like none of the other flooring store know much about it??
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I just got a carpet from Carpet One two months ago and have been sick ever since. It was very toxic feeling and my mom and I both got ill from it. I would avoid Carpet One.
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Help! We need to run laminate into a hall bath...long story...but what is the best brand to look at considering the potential for a little water.
Also we have eleven children in our family. We need a highly durable laminate for the halls and living rooms. Does anyone have opinions for or against certain products as to their wear factor and durability? We have been burned before by manufactures's claims about their products. I would really like to hear from experience - the consumers. Thank you
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I hope I am not too late on this subject. I worked at a carpet one retailer for five years and know some about these products.

Mirror Lake Laminate is simply a private label brand name. Most of the Mirror Lake laminates are made by Armstrong, Wilsonart, Pergo, etc.. If you go to a non carpet one store you may see the exact same products under a different name. Please don't let this stop you. The Mirror Lake pricing is comparable to other flooring stores and as the other post mentioned, the warranty is much better.

On another subject, carpet one carpets are made by the same carpet mills as every other flooring store out there so avoiding them for another retailer isn't going to stop the toxic smells. I will agree, however, some of the carpets really have a strong odor.
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I just got a carpet from Carpet One two months ago and have been sick ever since. It was very toxic feeling and my mom and I both got ill from it. I would avoid Carpet One.
As was said earlier it has nothing to do with Carpet One whatsoever.
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Some of the carpet pads have strong odors, too.
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Floorwizard,

Aren't you a Carpet One dealer in anchorage?
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That's right Bud.

Moses44 got it right.

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