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    I have low pile carpet in my shed, but I wish I had put laminate down instead. I use an office mat as well to keep my chair from leaving marks. I also have a spare vacuum cleaner that I use after each project to pick up the inevitable threads. My youngest son is a regional manager for a hardwood flooring company.....so I'm an idiot!!

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    I have my quilt room in the finished basement - completed with porcelain 12x12" tiles. Very easy on the rolling chair!

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    I have tile thru out my house. I have nothing under my sewing room chair but we put an office chair mat under the chair where our computer is. For some reason it would get caught and not roll - drove my dh crazy - but it really did not bother me. lol I love my tile - so easy to clean - wished I had put tile down years ago when the boys were still at home.
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    i recently installed engineered hardwood... i love it! my chair wheels have not marked it up so far. and it sweeps up so beautifully
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    We laid a laminate in living room, dining and all bedrooms that looks like real wood, has slightly high/low spots - gorgeous. But I put a small very low loft area rug under my table & chair for warmth & so I wouldn't have to chase my foot pedal. Since I use the pins with yellow heads, I find those very easy. Am very happy with the choice. Have 18" tile in my hallways and family rm/kitchen and utility. But I still put down small area rugs under my sofa & coffee table and a runner in the kitchen, just for comfort. Very easy to clean, and comfortable. Either of those would be great.

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    We put laminate in the basement . It's been over 2 yrs and its holding up just fine . I use a rolling chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts.com View Post
    Well, I have painted concrete and do not recommend it. We enclosed the carport and eventually painted the concrete to make cleaning easier. It is easier, but it's not wonderful. So spend the money and go with "real flooring."
    Is your concrete stained or just painted? I have plain concrete right now with carpet squares in strategic places but the plan is to stain the quilting room like the rest of the rooms. I think I want a low pile rug in my sewing machine/cutting/ironing area for comfort and coziness.

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    I've been reading all the posts. Laminate seems very popular. Has anyone used cork flooring? I have hardwood floors upstairs and my office rolling chair has marred the floor (guess I should sweep more often!) We have not finished the downstairs quilting room which is still unfinished concrete. Suggestions? Oh, I live out in the country with 3 dogs that go in and out. Is it hopeless to have nice floors??

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    I had Pergo in my last sewing room, the information said rubber wheels were necessary but I couldn't find any and wasn't going to not sew because of it. I never saw a mark on the floor with almost daily use for 4 years. The only thing that scratched the floor was when moving a bookcase that didn't get picked all the way up. Oh well stuff happens. Final word, don't worry about rubber wheels!

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    Have had laminate flooring for five years. Wheels of office chair have not damaged floor at all. Extremely east to Swiffer up all the thread tails, etc. Love it!


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    My sewing room was originally my den. It has split brick. I love the floor. It is easy to keep clean. I do have problems with my chair rolling sometimes. We have hardwood floors through the rest of the house. I had my sewing room in one of the bedrooms,(I loved having the hardwood floors but worried about them getting scratched) but I hated having to bring customers through the house. The den is at the back door off of the carport so people don't can come straight into my sewing room.

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    I have carpet in my sewing room, with a mat under my sewing chair. Helps for warmth-due to physical needs.

    *I'd suggest using "commercial grade" laminate. Does not scratch or dent like regular laminate can. I have it in my kitchen, and wouldn't have anything else!!
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    I have painted concrete in my basement studio. It's working ok but have only been using the space for a year. Not sure about the long term.

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    It depends upon the choice and your needs.
    You must clear you ideas and your requirements to get good results and suggestions here.
    Mostly people like hardwood floor and it is quite good also.
    But it mostly depends upon the own choice of man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yippie View Post
    bbharr1994 I am also going to turn my 2 car garage in to my quilting / craft room, do you have and information on how to do this I know to start I need to empty out the garage (it stores all my stuff right now) SSome people have mentioned about the cold and hot of the garage (mine is fully insulated except the 2 grage doors). I was thinking of putting up temporary wall in front of the garage doors. Can not fiqure out how to cover up the garage door opening mec that is on the celing so the oils do not drip on my quilting stuff. Can you and or anyone else that has ideas HELP I really want to get my room set up I am tired of having to always put my quilting away when I have guest or grandchildren come over. thank you yippie
    Idea. Put your temporary wall up 3 feet in. Add an door , you have an extra storage space and a free wall for design. Could you quilt a cover (Bag) line it with plastic and put over opening mec. put towel inside, check occasionally.

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    If you are worried about scuffing, you can always get a mat to put under your chair at the office supply. We have them in our office and it keeps the carpet from wearing and makes the chairs roll really easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyj View Post
    Idea. Put your temporary wall up 3 feet in. Add an door , you have an extra storage space and a free wall for design. Could you quilt a cover (Bag) line it with plastic and put over opening mec. put towel inside, check occasionally.
    We did this in El Cajon CA and the city inspector came by and made us tear it out. I think we had a grumpy neighbour who called the city building people. Some towns might allow it but ours did not.
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    I think I would disconnect the garage doors so they don't open and install a wall in far enough so you can store stuff that doesn't need heat and then you would also have the design wall. If the garage doors don't open he can't see the wall. What a nosey busybody. What difference did it make to him if you used your garage as a sewing room instead of a garage?

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