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    Junior Member Gramily's Avatar
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    Am thinking of replacing carpet in my sewing room with laminate. if you have laminate, do you like it and what brand do you have? Thanks Emily

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    I Have wood look laminate flooring and I really like it. I don't know the brand but it came from Lowes.

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    I also have a wood look laminate and love it. It cleans so easy. I would suggest not getting too dark of a color or every thread will show. Mine is a oak look

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    I have noticed that some laminate floors are very noisy whereas others are not. Be sure to check out that aspect before purchasing a specific laminate. Not sure what causes the difference -- probably has at least something to do with the underlayment.

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    I may be moving to a house with sedillo tile throughout except for the master bedroom which has laminate wood flooring. I am wondering about having my piano on the tile and my treadle machines on the laminate. Anyone have any experience with these floors. Thanks.

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    i have medium oak laminate floors in the sewing room. I used inexpensive Tarkett and would not recommend that brand as the 'seams' do not all meet smoothly. The noise, as previously noted, probably is due to the underlayment. you might want to upgrade that as well. if i had it to do again, i'd spend the extra money for real wood floors, or at least engineered hardwood.

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    You will likely have a bad echoing problem with a piano on tile. It's not just that the piano is sitting on tile; the problem is that sound will bounce off the tiles. You may need to invest in a large area carpet to cut down on the amount of exposed tile to make the room acoustically acceptable.

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    We put in the mid-grade Pergo in the living room. Our ceilings are 12' at the peak. It does echo but a large area rug took care of most of the noise. The pieces do come with about a 16th" thick foam on bottom. Seams are good as long as you take your time installing. It's 2 yrs old and considering putting it in my sewing room.

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    I have a medium oak Prego laminate in our TV room, cleans like a dream and gives the room a very bright look. Haven't experienced any noisy sounds. Having this type of flooring in your sewing room should make it easy to pick up all those stray threads, etc. I use a swifter to clean the floors, quick and easy.

    One thing to remember about laminate floors is that you can't let water or any liquids stand on them. May in Jersey

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    We just put some lovely flooring in our 3 front rooms of the house. Its beautiful. Its called TigerWood and we got it at Home Depot. The installers said it was the best flooring they had ever worked with. Usually there is at least one board in each box that is bad..They had 1 board out of all the boxes that was not usuable. They were very impressed and so am I. It doesn't have that laminate sound like some of them do. We put it on concrete..I hear that makes a difference. The name on the box is Legends ~ Diamond finish. Love Love Love it!
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    Hi, I just had my carpet replaced in my sewing room with laminate, I LOVE IT! I bought my laminate at Menard's not expensive at all it is Tacket brand it is real nice and always looks clean, use white vinager and warm water to damp mop it off with but that is not very often us a swiffer to clean up threads and dust bunnies, I have more expensive laminate flooring by wilson Art and don't like it as well as I do this brand my room is 8x10 the pad and flooring on sale cost me less than $80.00 and I paid about $100.00 to a man to install it. Sharon F

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    I have Pergo (wood-look laminate) in my sewing room, and I love it! I had originally wanted wood to match what's in the rest of the house. But after dragging pins over it with my rolling chair, dropping scissors on it (pointed end down!), and not seeing even a scratch, it was really the best possible decision for that room. Also, it's quite comfortable to sit/stand on. The kind we bought had the padding/underlayment already attached.

    Good luck with your decision!

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    Oh, and for what it's worth, I had engineered wood in my old sewing room, and I hated it. It scratched easily (can't be refinished), and where my rolling chair was, the finish broke down. :(

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    I have wood look laminate too,,,,got the cheapest thing from Home pot love it
    Quote Originally Posted by Gramily
    Am thinking of replacing carpet in my sewing room with laminate. if you have laminate, do you like it and what brand do you have? Thanks Emily

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    home depot

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    I have laminate in all the rooms in my house except the 10 x 20 entryway and that has ceramic tile. I like both of them. I sew in the entryway and the tile is kind of hard on the feet and legs when standing cutting fabric and pressing, but sure cleans up good.

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    My whole house is laminate, it was that way when I bought it. I probably wouldn't have chosen it but I have to say its very nice and gets a lot of wear with rolling chairs and doggy feet and doesn't have a mark on it.

    Ours is Wilsonart, they previous owners left the paperwork for it.

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    I'm also considering putting in some kind of flooring in my studio. I have bare (not even painted/stained) concrete that was once a carport. Now that we're adding on, I've decided that we'd put flooring in the entire room. I have decided on this much: I want laminate flooring in a bright color with a tile-like grid. This way when I want to square up a quilt, I'll use the grid on the floor. I do that in the living room now and it works like a charm. I even count the squares on the floor for measuring since I know that my squares are exactly 12 inches. Definitely a recommendation to go with a grid floor.

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    I Love mine, it looks like real wood , I bought the good under pad it is made of a thick foam it absorbs noise and help keep it from being noisy when it is walked on, I have no squeeks or any noisy spots, I use my room a lot I have a rolling chair that I move around in a lot and the floor still looks good, the brand is Tackett and I purchased it at Menard's in MI, have a good night
    Sharon Fraley

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    I want to follow this thread....thinking about flooring options myself.

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    I have the laminate wood flooring in all my rooms except the bathrooms and kitchen (ceramic tile). I love it...bought it at Home Depot. It's an oak color. Can't remember the brand right now but the underlay was not attached. It was a separate roll. There is some slight sound but once all the furniture is in place, it's not noticable. I might go with the heavier underlay if I did it again. I wish I had it all over...the ceramic tile is hard on my legs!!

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    My sister-in-law has saltillo tile floors, and her baby grand is just fine.

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    We installed Pergo (bought at Home Depot) in my sewing room - LOVE it!
    Absolutely no problems.
    I mop over it from time to time with a diluted vinegar / water solution from a spray bottle and that's all it takes.

    Word of caution:
    My husband opted for a cheaper type of wood laminate (bought at Home Depot) in his computer room - it's not held so well up to his computer chair rolling all over it. It has chipped in a couple of places.

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    My DH replaced the tacky carpet with laminate wood flooring in all the rooms except the bathrom. I love it in my two sewing rooms. He usually runs a swifter over the floors every two days, so, lint and dust bunnies are easily kept at bay. i would have to say it is a very wothwhile investment.

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    Just don't have a iron or a ruler that falls with the corner hitting the floor.

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