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Old 12-05-2007, 01:21 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I am finally going to redo the floors in my condo and have some questions.

It's a two story townhouse, about 1300 sf. First floor is on slab, second is plywood over trusses, all old carpet now. I am interested in engineered wood or cork. Any pros and cons? Also I don't want to over-improve so I guess I'm looking for mid-range product. Is this correct? Any brand recommendations?

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Old 12-05-2007, 03:28 PM   #2
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Sounds just like our last condo. We went with ceramic tile over concrete in the kitchen/lower bathroom and laminate wood flooring through the rest of the house. The stairs we left the original "apartment beige" carpet. The upstairs hallway/laundry area and the second bedroom we put down the same laminate wood floor as the downstairs. We got a screamin' deal on some 20" slate tile for the main bathroom upstairs, and we left the bedroom with the same carpet as the stairs, and that was mainly because of the noise or dog's toenails made on the laminate.

How long are you planning on living there? What's your budget?

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Thanks for the answer. I've been here 6 years and have no plans or need to move soon. I'm not going to do the bathrooms, but want to redo the kitchen also. The kitchen is open and since I'm not a fan of tile in the kitchen I want to do just one floor throughout. I'm guesstimating $5,000 to $8,000, I could live with new carpeting in the bedroom if necessary but I'm looking for a professional to do the job.

By the way I ripped out my dirty beige carpet from my stairs, painted the treads black, the risers white and put in a runner. Looks SO much better.
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For what it's worth, I spent probably less than $2500 to redo all my flooring by doing all the work myself. It's fairly easy for the most part.
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I'm very handy but that just isn't realistic for me.
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I live in Indiana. I am going to start getting side jobs and need to know some thing on bidding jobs small jobs.
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does anyone know anything about bidding small jobs?
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Um, I meant a questions for the pros regarding my floors, not in general.

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