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    Flooring in sewing room

    I'm repainting and adding storage cabinets to my sewing room. I currently have carpet on the floor. It needs restructuring and a good cleaning. However, the threads that don't make it to the garbage can really mess up my vacuum. Thinking about installing a laminate wood flooring. The room is upstairs and not a cold space. Does anyone have experience having made this switch, do you like it? Can't wait to show my before and after pictures of my space.

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    I have laminate flooring in my studio and I am happy with it. Pins are easy to spot, and the floor is easily swept or vacuumed.

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    My sewing room has hardwood floors and I have an area rug in the center of the room under my cutting table. Makes standing more comfortable. We installed vinyl plank flooring in our DR in the last year or so and I must say, I love it. Easy to clean, lifetime warranty, waterproof, etc. In fact, DH and I were just talking last night about possibly putting this in the BR with some area rugs vs replacing the wall to wall carpet. Think we're going with the carpet in there as he's a bit concerned about trip hazard with the area rugs when he gets up for fire/squad calls in the middle of the night.

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    I got rid of all the carpet in my house. the last one went 2 weeks ago and it was in the stairs leading to the basement where my sewing room is. I have laminated flooring in my sewing room and hardwood flooring in some other area and I love it.

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    A few years ago we tore up our carpet and put in floating vinyl wood planking. I loved it. We lived near the beach, had too dogs and, of course, lots of thread and snippets. A breeze to clean up.
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    We took out all of the carpet except for our bedroom. Laminate throughout the rest of the house and I love it! I move our furniture often and this flooring doesn't scratch. Would never go back to carpeting.

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    we took all carpet out of our house also except for the tv room. love my hardwood
    floor in my sewing room.

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    I have porcelain tiles in my entire lower level where my quilt studio is located. Any type of hard surface flooring is ar better, IMHO, than carpeting. Easy to clean, easy to see pins/needles. Go for it!!

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    Love, love my laminate flooring!

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    Love my wood floors and this summer the carpet comes out of the living room and in goes wood or laminate. It's the only room left with carpet. My sewing room wood floor, area rug under cutting table for comfort on feet.

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    Laminate flooring is every room of our house, except the Bathrooms and kitchen. When we bought the house it had new carpet in the bedrooms, out it went. With pets it stays cleaner and I am diabetic and have a fear of a pin hiding in the carpet. With the laminate I generally hear it hit and I keep a magnet that pulls out to get the little boogers.
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    I work from home. My personal and work computer share a space. My sewing machines have another space across the room. At one point I had the heavy plastic floor protectors often seen in officer under both sewing chair and working chair but that didn't seem to work out. Mostly because I knew I could save time if I could only "roll" between stations. And I was right...I pulled up the carpet and put down some inexpensive vinyl flooring from Home Depot. It was affordable, looks great and I'm rolling, rolling, rolling! I highly recommend non-carpet flooring for any hobby room.
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    Our house is a modular so I had the choice of carpet or vinyl (without an upcharge). I chose vinyl. I hated the carpet in my old sewing room. If I dropped a pin, it always landed point up.

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    I live in an old house and have pulled up all the carpet to expose the hardwood floors.....I love it.
    So easy to keep clean with one of the damp Swiffers. Though our wood floors are cold in the winter sometimes.
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    Hardwood or laminate throughout! Love it for many various reasons!
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    I have laminate flooring in my sewing room and love it!

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    I would like to pull out the carpet but it is still in good shape so really have no reason to do it. Also for me it would be one heck of a lot of work to move everything out of the sewing room, lay the floor and then move everything back in. You are in a position to do it so go for it!! I think you would love it.

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    I have cork on the floor in my sewing room. They are tiles 11 3/4" square. They have a coating to protect from moisture damage and I think they feel warmer on bare feet than laminate. They were installed (glued down) when we built our house 23 years ago. The room was originally a bedroom for my sons. Very easy to clean, just vacuum.

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    We had our carpet replaced with laminate a couple of years ago, I love it. So much easier to clean and with two kitties, I can sweep up the fur fluffs instead of them disappearing into the carpet.

    My husband however pouts that his feet are cold...
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    removed carpet and have laminate in my main sewing room. so easy to care for

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    We got rid of all carpeting about 5 or 6 years ago and installed hardwood floors everywhere but bathroom, kitchen and utility rooms. My sewing room is a former bedroom, hardwood floor there also. I have to carpet rugs in bedroom, never trip on them and a carpet runner along the base cabinets in sewing room. Anything but carpet is best for my sewing room. Easy to vacuum or dustmop it.
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    I have wide plank wood laminate flooring in my quilt room -- it looks great and is easy to keep up. I have an area rug underneath my table where I quilt simply because its warm, and with a very short pile its easy to vacuum. I have no wall to wall carpeting anywhere in my house. We took all that out when we closed on the house -- it was 70's shag carpeting and absolutely gross! Most of the house is 18" tile (what a job to put THAT in but love how easy it is to care for), which is in the 'main' areas, the family room, kitchen, utility room, bathrooms and all the hallways. We have the wood laminate in living room, dining room, and all 3 bedrooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter View Post
    My sewing room has hardwood floors and I have an area rug in the center of the room under my cutting table. Makes standing more comfortable. We installed vinyl plank flooring in our DR in the last year or so and I must say, I love it. Easy to clean, lifetime warranty, waterproof, etc. In fact, DH and I were just talking last night about possibly putting this in the BR with some area rugs vs replacing the wall to wall carpet. Think we're going with the carpet in there as he's a bit concerned about trip hazard with the area rugs when he gets up for fire/squad calls in the middle of the night.
    We just had this type of flooring installed in our spare room in the condo, yesterday! We went with Allure from Home Depot, one step up from the standard. We picked vintage maple which has a driftwood look. The installer was very complimentary both on the product and the color. Of course, it hasn't stood the test of time yet. This room will primarily be my sewing room once we start the snowbird thing. I didn't want carpet with pins and needles either.

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    I have never liked carpet in a workroom, studio, craft room. Too hard to clean up. When I drop pins and can't find them, I have a metal yardstick that I have a magnet on the end and do a sweep of the floor to catch pins. You can use a rubber band on the end of a yardstick and do a sweep or when you sweep with a dust mop or broom you can take a magnet to the pile and pull up any pins also. It'll work on carpet as long as the pins aren't embedded down between the threads.

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    I would KILL for something other than carpet in my sewing room. However, seeing that it's a bedroom upstairs and we might want to move someday, I guess I'll just have to keep having my son fix the vacuum cleaner after I vacuum in there!

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