The upstairs (appx 500 sq ft) of my townhome has a laminated wood floor that
has been refinished at least once.
There isn't enough wood left to sand/refinish. Any suggestions for a new
floor material? I don't want to use carpeting.
I live in the mid Atlantic region with cold winters - 18 degrees this
evening - so I don't think tile is a good alternative.
Somebody recommended cork, but I don't know how that would look or how
durable it would be.
It's all in eyes (feet, head) of the user. But, it's still a valid reason, I
guess. One fact, though: Any rough surface *has* to slow down draftiness a
bit, compared to a hard one. This is why I can't stand the idea of hardwood
floors in my cold climate.
i have wood floors that were installed in 1962. they are over a basement
and craw space. they can be colder than carpet. and i know they can be
a pain in the ass to keep up with, i would not have carpet. specially if
you ever take up carpet and padding and see the dirt in it.
Cork is nice. Bamboo is very close to the look of tongue and
groove wood but is easier to put down, cheap, and hard (about the
same as maple; harder than red oak). I did my downstairs halls,
kitchen, and diningroom in it this summer. I'm thinking about
doing the family room and a bedroom this spring (maybe livingroom
I'm thinking I've got the luxury to install anything up there right now.
A neighbor used bamboo and is pleased with. Guess I should get over there
and take look.
I s there any downside to bamboo? How did you buy it - in long strips or by
How/what is it finished with?
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