I’m at a loose end again this Saturday – its been a very long week for me work wise and I’m exhausted and brain dead.
So I’d like to ask your thoughts on wooden flooring. Yep. Nothing cosmetics based, but one every houseowner might have thought of at some point. Are you surprised at this question? :)
I have the ubiquitous tiled floors in my house. At the time I moved in, finances were tight and I had other flighty plans so although I had intentions to put down wooden flooring over the tiles, I did not do so. Now, I find myself thinking about this more and more because I like the look of wooden floors – it makes the house look warmer.
The floors in all my rooms are laminate wood floors. I’m thinking of extending the look into the main living and dining area of the home.
I spoke to a neighbour who put down timber flooring and he told me what a ghastly job that was for him, especially because he was living in at the time. The dust knew no bounds! That scared me because when you put down wooden or timber floors, they have to grind it hence the dust. Oh its also very expensive even though they lay it over the existing tiles :P But when I catch glimpses of his new floors, I love the look because it looks so warm and inviting.
The other alternative is laminate flooring. Looks like wood, feels like wood, but it isn’t wood. Its cheaper and there’s no grinding involved so there’s less dust involved. Apparently it can be laid quite quickly and easily. It is however, not wood – just looks like it. Suits my purposes?
So, I’d like to turn this over to you. If you have had wooden or laminate wood flooring put down in your home, I’d love to know how you felt and whether there was serious inconvenience if you are already living in. Also, if you do have a horror story to share, please share!
Honestly, I don’t know why I put myself through this :D