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Thread: Decided to start on bamboo flooring

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I cannot stand carpeting!!! It's dirty, linty, dusty, and there is nothing worse than stairs with carpet!! I have oak hardwood in the kitchen and family room but it is too soft and everything seems to make a mark on it. Plus it has that little beveled edge between the slats which just grosses me out to have that in the kitchen!! Worse thing ever to have little crevases in a kitchen floor.

    My oldest daughter came and got the full sized bed and the side tables from one of my bedrooms so all that is in there now is my long arm machine. So... I decided that I'm going to start doing carbonized bamboo flooring, which is what I have wanted. Going to start in that room, then I can move my sewing room furniture in there, do the floor in the sewing room room, move my home office furniture out, do that room, etc. etc.

    They are individual rooms so it won't matter if there are slight differences in the flooring if I get the same manufacturer and color. When I get to doing the hallway and stairs that run together I can get all of it at once.

    I have wanted this for so long and if I do a room at a time it won't take a big bite out of my budget. I did LOTS of Pergo by myself in my last house so I have experience and it's not that hard to do.

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    You will enjoy haveing a "hard" floor in your sewing room. Chair rolls so much easier and easy to sweep.
    It's nice that you can do this yourself!! Show some pics when you are done!!!

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    That is a major motivator too, to have hard floors in the sewing room and office. The carpet is pretty bad in the office because of the rolling chair. I had one of those clear mats but it just doesn't do too well on regular carpet.

    It annoys me to no end when my chair won't move.

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    When my sewing room (family room) still had carpeting I actually broke one of the wheels on my chair. It was really hard to roll on the carpeting and I am a big girl.
    Now, I really need to turn the chair over and clean all the threads and dog hair out of the wheels, but they still move for me!

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I'm not a lightweight and sometimes I have to stand up and knock the chair back to get it to move.

    I am so looking forward to this. :) Maybe I can pick some up this weekend if I get to it.

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    We took all the carpet out of the house a few years ago and I don't miss it. Still working on the finish of the bedrooms upstairs but I love my hard wood floors. Thanks goodness there were good floors under that carpet. Just needed some TLC.

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    LUCKY YOU! I have carpets because they are cheaper, but I hate them with all the pets here! Someday I want nice HW floors!

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    I'm envious! I would do the whole house over in bamboo if I could afford it.

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    Carpet is also terrible for allergies and asthma. My house will have fully hard flooring some day. My current carpet is 11 years old. We aren't going to replace it when it comes out in 3 or 4 years. We don't wear shoes in the house, so that's helped keep it in pretty good shape for a light grey carpet.

    I'm still undecided as to if I'm going to go laminate, hard wood or simply stained concrete. CA isn't cold so I've got lots of options:>

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    I took all the carpet out of my house and installed vinyl faux wood. Easy to put down. Took me 3 years doing one room at a time. Finished last year with the master bedroom. Hope I don't have to do that again any time soon....My hips and knees would'nt take it LOL

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