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Thread: Sewing Room Floor

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    Senior Member ljfox's Avatar
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    I appreciate all the advice on why not to have carpet. I suspected that the pins would be a problem and you guys have affirmed that. I know there will be oak floor under the carpet since there is oak in the rest of the house. I just hope it is in fairly good shape.

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    I had a scatter rug over tile in my room caught everything but men and money I took it up and now just have the tile-like it much better-easier to clean up

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    I love my hardwood floor! 'nuf said.

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    My new sewing studio has a laminate floor that looks like wood, but is much easier to take care of. I love it. My old sewing studio had carpet and it was very hard to get the threads off of it. I am very happy with my laminate floor.

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    I have carpet and it isn't a major problem. If I were to replace the floor I definitely would go for wood. So much easier. My husband wants carpet so his feet stay warm but he doesn't come in my sewing rooms. I vote wood.

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    I would lose the carpet if you have the choice

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    No carpet at all in this house...hard wood and ceramic tile! We have cats and it's easier to clean up after them than with carpet. I have rolling desk chairs at my computer desk and at my sewing machine, and have fun rolling all over my studio on my hardwood floor!

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    I have a cork floor...it has a look of wood but has some cushion to it. I really like it!

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    I had hardwood put in and just love it. There is one small -- very small-- negative I found. I have rollers on my sewing chair and my computer chair and I wound up with a small rug under the sewing chair because I tended to slide backwards as I used the footpedal. Pins are a danger in our house. My dh is diabetic and has neuropathy in his feet and legs. In short, he can't feel if he steps on and gets a pin embedded in his feet. It's really easy to get the pins swept up when I'm done, but I don't do as well with a vacuum where the pins may get twisted in the carpet's fibers.
    Last edited by katykwilt; 10-26-2012 at 05:30 AM. Reason: grammar

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    Since the carpet came with the house, presumably you don't know what's under the carpet. There may not be a wood floor under there, but plywood, and you would have to put down a floor. In any event, how do you like your
    wood floor? If it's perfectly okay for you, get the wood floor. If you're unhappy with it, get carpet. I like the
    feel of carpet under my feet because I have a tendency to take my shoes off. A suggestion might be a wood floor and an area rug. I have a wood floor and an area rug, and I like it a lot. I don't see that it makes a difference as far as sewing is concerned, only cleaning up. I don't find a difference between seeing items on the floor on the wood floor and the carpet. I see them both equally well. My point is whatever is comfortable for you is what you should get.

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    I used to have carpet and HATED it (for all the reasons stated above). I now have laminate and LOVE it!! It's not only easy to clean and find "escapee" pins, it's great for rolling my chair from my work table to my computer.

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