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New Carpet or Laminate?

Posted by nwroselady (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 20, 12 at 13:22

I just bought a 1986 manufactured home which has carpet throughout. The previous owner had the carpet cleaned but it had some stains so I got a carpet allowance. I would prefer either wood or laminate flooring, but I put laminate into a previous house I owned and my feet froze all winter. What should I do? Do those of you with laminate have this problem?

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RE: New Carpet or Laminate?

See if you have any insulation underneath your floor. Even with insulation, laminate will be colder than carpeting. We had stained beige carpeting replaced with laminate and love it, but I do wear fuzzy slippers :-)

RE: New Carpet or Laminate?

Hate wood/laminate floors for that reason. I want to be warm. No need for fuzzy slippers if you have carpet.

RE: New Carpet or Laminate?

I have laminate flooring thru out and love it. Yes it goes get a bit chilly in the winter, but I wear fuzzy slippers also. I never go barefooted anyway. Always something on my feet.

RE: New Carpet or Laminate?

Oh my goodness! If I could rip out my carpet and get laminate or hard wood, I would in a heart beat. The carpet just kicks up so much dust. I just think it makes the room look so much bigger, brighter and cleaner. Just my opinion. One day.......

RE: New Carpet or Laminate?

Just throwing this out there for one other option. We have both 3/4" hardwood and laminate in our home, and while I love the hardwood, I'm just not a big fan of laminate. Recently purchased a mobile home in a tourist area for a little getaway and we put vinyl strip flooring down in it (we got Luxury Vinyl Plank in cherry from Lowe's). I absolutely love it and would not hesitate to put it in my other house except we're already through with those floors. It was extremely easy to put down (I'm a 60+ grandmother and did it myself), cuts with kitchen shears, and looks just like wood ... also little to no waste because you begin the next row with whatever you cut off the last row. Easy on the budget too, at a little over $1 per square foot. We also used Henry's primer (from Home Depot), and had no problems with it adhering to plywood.

This post was edited by danandcarol on Wed, Sep 17, 14 at 19:32

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