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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 11:48 AM
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Beautiful shepherdmom!

I don't really get the draw of laminate. I like stuff to be "real" I guess. As long as there's something there to start with you can always sand and refinish without having to replace the floor. For the same reason I'm eventually getting a dining set that is SOLID wood. That's what we had growing up and every 7-10 years or so my dad just sands it down and refinishes it and it's like new! Laminates and veneers...it seems like you get what you get. Plus to me most of them look, well, like laminate. I will however be getting tile in my back hall and possibly kitchen, since these are the heavy dirt/hair and traffic areas for the dogs. The rest of the house with hardwood floors has less nonstop traffic and large rugs, both of these help mitigate the wear.

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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 12:29 PM
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Beautiful shepherdmom!

I don't really get the draw of laminate. I like stuff to be "real" I guess. As long as there's something there to start with you can always sand and refinish without having to replace the floor. For the same reason I'm eventually getting a dining set that is SOLID wood. That's what we had growing up and every 7-10 years or so my dad just sands it down and refinishes it and it's like new! Laminates and veneers...it seems like you get what you get. Plus to me most of them look, well, like laminate. I will however be getting tile in my back hall and possibly kitchen, since these are the heavy dirt/hair and traffic areas for the dogs. The rest of the house with hardwood floors has less nonstop traffic and large rugs, both of these help mitigate the wear.
Thanks! We like it for the most part. Much better than laminate. Our kitchen is laminate but it is in the newer part of the house and it was that way when we moved in, it had just been re-done so we decided to leave it for a while but I really hate it. So slippery and no character. I just don't care for it.
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I think hardwood is beautiful-
I agree! So much easier than carpet when it comes to cleaning. Carpet is just a pain and holds so much dirty and nasty things.
We have some laminate wood flooring and it scratches easier than our hardwood.
We had to treat the hardwood after we sanded and finished it, but it's not something we need to do on a yearly basis.
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