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    Flooring for sewing room

    I am getting a brand new sewing room and am concerned about what kind of flooring I can use (besides vinyl or tile) that I can use and not have it be scuffed from rolling my chair on it. We are using allure flooring in the rest of the house but I have read in the book that comes with the flooring that you have to have rubber wheels. Can anyone advise please?

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    I have Pergo laminate flooring in mine and love it.
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    I Have Pergo too and love it. I keep a rug under the chair because I am afraid I will fall and don't want the roller to go too fast for me. (I am handicapped and unsteady) It just gleams and is so easy to pick up thread and scraps.
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    I have hard wood floors and have no problem.
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    Ceramic Tile, but my sewing room is in the eat in area of our kitchen. We never use it, so I took it over.
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    Old school oak floors here. (Circa 1950) I love them. The kids used to rollerblade on them with no problems!

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    I have hardwood floors and have no problems. Didn't want carpet because of the pins.
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    I remodeled my 2 car attached garage when I bought my Gammill Long arm sewing machine. I had a very low nap carpet installed and have not regretted it. It’s been down since 2005 and shows no wear under my 2 chairs and is very easy to clean.

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    I have laminate flooring in mine and love it! My office chair rolls really easy and does not scuff it up.

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    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."

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    We just put laminate flooring in the sewing/office room. Love it, easy to clean, dust mop, and I have rubber wheels on my sewing chair no problems. Had a carpet before, wish I had done this a long time ago.
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    I have laminate floors and love them because the chair is easy to slide on and it is so easy to clean with all the threads and all.

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    I have carpet but only use the long pins with yellow plastic heads. No problems seeing them, and they stick up out of the carpet. I've used it for 7-8 years now and it doesn't show wear from wheeled chairs....and this was cheap carpet! Just basic inexpensive low pile from Home Depot. I am not a shoes wearer in the house so it's warm and soft on my tootsies too.
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    I have hardwood floors in most of the house. I use wooden stools and have felt pads under everything. I bought two or three office type chairs and never found one that was comfortable to me.
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    Laminate flooring, love it!....
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    I agree with loving the laminate flooring. So easy to sweep up!!
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    You might also check into bamboo or cork. Both wear great, easy to care for & last a long long time. But, laminate is cheaper & is easy to care for. We had it in our last house & we loved it. Just don't get to light a color Or to dark. Happy floor hunting.
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    My daughter in law said to me that Pergo floors aren't spose to mar. don't know if thats for sure but bet someone on the QB will.
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    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

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    I have hardwood and I haven't had a problem. The wood was installed and then there were several coats of poly put down. I haven't had a problem

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    I have laminate wood flooring in my quilt room and tile in my longarm room. Both work well. The reason for the tile instead of the laminate in my longarm room is because I have my washer and dryer in there and my husband said you are not suppose to put laminate in "wet" areas because it will warp if it gets wet.

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    I have carpeting in my sewing room. I purchased a cheap floor mat at an office supply store to put on the floor under my chair. It seems like this would protect any type of flooring you decide to use.

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    Laminate, love it !!!

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    I have ceramic tile in my sewing room and could never imagine anything else in there, it's so easy to keep clean and things like pins don't get lost in a carpet or anything.
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    Laminate flooring that looks like wood - but put a large area rug under my table and quilting area for comfort -- it feels good and my chair rolls over it easily....plus room for the pups to lay down nearby...

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