This post is to pose a question. If you could do the flooring over in your main living area, what would you choose to do?
Would you choose: Hard wood, linoleum (either the stick on squares or roll), laminate, stained/painted concrete, carpet, ceramic, porcelain or Saltillo tile, bamboo or……hmmmm…..is there any other type of flooring that you know of?
Now that all the 20 yr. old carpet and 50 yr old linoleum tiles are almost all up, I’m wondering what to do.
My son knows how to do tile and he’s very good and this is what he is recommending. They have laminate flooring in part of their house and hate it. Because we live in the desert, there is always a fine layer of dust on the laminate and you can feel it under bare feet. You would have to dust it every single day not to feel it. They much prefer the areas that are tiled.
Have been to one tile place and the prices vary. I’m going to check some other places too. I won’t make a quick decision after only seeing what’s available in one store.
Originally, I’d planned on the painted or stained concrete. However, the asphalt glue is posing a major problem in removing. I started scraping on an 11 ft by 11 ft. section a very long time ago. Scraping it off is really tedious. I found a solvent that wouldn’t be too horrible to use inside the house but I’d need gallons of it and would have to find somewhere for the dogs to stay for a few days, depending on how long it took. This might get ruled out because of the labor involved.
If I didn’t have dogs, and old ones at that, I’d have nice hard wood floors put in. Carpet is out for the same reason.
Soooooo…………… I want to do this right and do it nice. What are your thoughts, recommendations, likes, dislikes, pros, cons on what you have now or what you’d like to have?