Need advice on carpet or laminate in great room
Susan Leonardson
February 24, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Here is the issue... The back door to the back yard is off of our great room in the house we are buying (currently under construction). The kitchen, dining room and great room all flow together, but current plans have the kitchen and dining with laminate floor and the great room carpeted. We have a very hairy dog and also a baby that will be walking in no time. My biggest concern is the dog coming in and out of the back door and getting carpet dirty (we live in the wet pacific northwest). I know there are pros and cons to both carpet and laminate, so considering my situation, which would you do if you were me?
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Ironwood Builders
Either one with a mat outside and a walk off mat inside. Personally I think the laminate at the door with a walk off mat is an easier maintenance solution. Make sure your flooring is rated for damp locations. I am not a fan of laminate...I've posted many times about it, but of the products you list it is the better solution.
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Vivian Rase
Carpet in living areas always seems dirty to me, espcially with animals. I'd use laminate or if your budget permits hardwood is the best option.
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Dytecture
I agree, not a big fan with carpeting in main living spaces. Bedrooms are fine with carpets IMO.
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Vivian Rase
We think alike @dytecture...bedrooms are fine since they don't get much traffic and carpet adds a coziness that woods doesn't.
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ladyhorse
from experience...if you go with laminate, get a GOOD quality as we went for cheap and it dents and marks easily when something is dropped on it.
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