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Old 03-09-2013, 02:03 PM   #31
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I don't even care about the dust factor. It's a matter of cleanliness and sanitation. Whatever you spill on carpeting will remain there. I don't care how you try to remove it, it not possible to remove it all. It can look fairly clean on the surface, but it isn't.

With hard floors you wipe and it's clean. It's very simple, no need for testing really.

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The last time I was in an operating room, just before they put me out, I noticed that the floor was carpeted. I asked why, and they said that a university trial had proven it to be cleaner.

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The last time I was in an operating room, just before they put me out, I noticed that the floor was carpeted. I asked why, and they said that a university trial had proven it to be cleaner.

Did they say, "Can you lay on your left side, and pull your knees up toward your chest"?
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Oh really? So let's see. Do you park your car walk 20 ft. to the door and you're in the operating room? Or do you walk 1/2 mile, strip naked and then you're wheeled to the O.R.? Which is it? Apples and carrot juice, no?

Come on people.........

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My husband and I are getting ready to tile our entire home. Replacing the flooring is top priority. We have 4 dogs and because the carpet wasn't holding up well, we ripped it out and found ruined original 1930's wood flooring and partical board and damaged subfloor.

We found great porcelain tile that looks like wood and are planning to use it for the entire house. We live in VA so with weather changes and 4 dogs we know it'll hold up well but we are left with two big questions.

How will it do in resale?

Should we do radiant floor heating even though we are use to cold tile because we have tile some places in our home already?

Has anyone done this? Any suggestions?
We now return you to your original programming.

As others have mentioned, where you are will determine if it is a good idea for resale or not. Florida - yes. Virginia - maybe not. But count me in with the group that says do what you want, unless you are planning to move shortly.

As far as radiant heat, I would add it to the bathrooms and maybe in the kitchen ( in front of the sink would be nice).

I have considered similar tile for our home. One thing to consider is the larger the tile, the harder it is to lay flat. Lippage, where the edge of one tile sticks up higher than the next is a problem with these longer tiles. Look into a leveling system to keep your tiles even, there are several on the market.

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