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Old 04-12-2004, 12:12 AM   #1
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The house we bought has carpet in excess of 30 years old. Really bunched, wrinkled, smelly etc. It started to occur to me recently that this old skank carpet might have something to do with my recent sinus problems. Having pulled a few corners to have a look and noticing NICE oak floor underneath, we took up the stuff in my sons room and the hallway. What awaited underneath was some really NICE oak floors, most still shiny and excellent shape. We plan to get the rest of the house looking the same way soon. What does everyone here like? carpet or wood?
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WOOD!!! Easier to clean (or at least mom says so.....) Better looking, and you can spill stuff and just wipe it up!
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I like wood myself. Except in a basement where carpet it a bit warmer in the winter.
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Wood...carpets in the bedroom and basement ONLY
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Wood...carpets in the bedroom and basement ONLY
Yea, and the living room too. I like to lay on the floor a lot and watch games or read
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PERGO, or any other laminate wood flooring. It'* a do-it-yerselfer for almost anyone who can get there hands on a circular saw and a tape measure. Plus, it'* tons cheaper than a real hardwood floor with much less maintenance.

Make sure you get the floating kind (does not attach to sub floor). The kinds that glue down have a tendency to have more problems (craking, separating, humping) due to uneven glue underneath.
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I prefer wood, too. Especially if the baseboard, window and door trim is stained instead of painted. I do think that area rugs are needed to "soften" the sounds in a room though.
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I like wood floors but they tend to get a little cold in the winter months. And I don't like when they creak/squeek. On the other hand I do like carpeting cuz it'* easier to vacuum. I guess I could agree with Jim W. about carpet in the bedrooms and basement and the rest wood. You would need some throw rugs though.
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Wood...carpets in the bedroom and basement ONLY
Yea, and the living room too. I like to lay on the floor a lot and watch games or read
Agreed, I need to be able to just hang out in the living room, so I like carpet there. Although, I disgree with Jim (sorry ) about carpet in the bedroom...I just got wood and I *love* it. The thing about wood is that it is so classy and if it goes with the style of your house, it adds alot.
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Yes, we too just added wood... looks 10x better but is a lot less forgiving say, if you were to drop a toaster on it.
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