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post #51 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Loneforce View Post
Laminate is very durable and last a long time. Be carefull though. Taz got hurt on it before. If it even gets a little bit of water on it, it becomes slippery as an ice rink. Put large decorative rugs on it for sure.
We are getting lots of rugs and runners for the house. I hate all hard floors... so that was part of the agreement for me to budge on flooring.

Originally Posted by onyx'girl View Post
We redid our baseboards, but they were just the stock trim type/nothing fancy or higher. I'm sure the installers will know what they're doing, but there should be space left between the wall/baseboard and the flooring for expansion or it will buckle.
Yep, that's why we are getting the quarter rounds. They will allow that space. Some people just leave it at that.... and that's fine. But that's not the look we want. We want the baseboards to go with it. For now though, we just want to get past this huge expense. This is not a cheap project at all!

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post #52 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 11:54 PM
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I haven't read the whole thread but am commenting on your OP.

From our experience, we would not get them again. After walking on the laminate all his life, Jackson STILL does not understand that he cannot 'get going' by taking off, and runs in place nearly every day, and the sound is enough to make me scream! It is so loud...also, they are showing signs of wear after two years. A bone was dropped onto the floor (and it chipped the floor) along with small scratches from specks of sand/dirt. Water spilled, and the floor swelled up and never went back....

BUT, the price was right, and our kitchen looks much better for around $200, and it's a decent sized kitchen. So if you are looking for a quick, inexpensive fix, and your dog doesn't act like a bull in a china shop, it may be a good buy. If you are looking for something to have for many years that works well for the dogs, and if you DON'T like amplified clicking sounds (LOL!), I would pass.


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post #53 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 05:44 PM
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I have Pergo in my dining/kitchen area. The color is Whitehall Pine. It has held up great. You can hear ramseys nails scrape the floor however there are no scratches. I have found the best laminate cleaner to be Bruce Hardwood& Laminate cleaner with a Quickie no scratch washable Mop.
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