What Type Of Home Flooring Do You Like Best?

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What Type Of Home Flooring Do You Like Best?

Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I moved into my house about a year ago & was lucky enough to be able to change some of the flooring. I have hardwood everywhere except the bathrooms & basement. I have bad allergies & do better without carpeting, however I do have some oriental rugs that I can send out for cleaning & are easy for me to clean in between. I considered cork & other unusual floor options, but the house already had mostly hardwood which suits the style & my taste.

What are your flooring preferences in your home? What do you have now & would you like to change it?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
hardwood
Wicked Wahine , Llewey , hillys , padmeamidala , js250 , SourAppleMartini , bog , peachmarie , Rossie , sunkissedJess , Trysexual , LoveX , jackie.jfky , kendra30752 , Adriana Ravenlust , mlmac , SMichelle , Sbmsvschoolgirl , sunnyc , Hummingbird , bayosgirl , rosythorn , Stagger13 , spiced , chicmichiw , Jaimes , misskat , Chastity Darling , carolinagirl , sweetpea12 , *Camoprincess* , Creepellah , tami , alliegator , twelve13 , Noelle , Allstars316 , LaSchwartz , AliMc , earthmama , GONE! , sigian , ViVix , RonLee , gsfanatic , TdotY
46
bamboo
spiced , Jaimes , dancingduo , Creepellah , purpleflower1972 , GONE! , gsfanatic
7
laminate
linoleum
AliMc
1
ceramic tile
Wicked Wahine , js250 , sunkissedJess , Trysexual , Adriana Ravenlust , VeganChick (is Gone) , travelnurse , spiced , chicmichiw , Jaimes , Noelle , LaSchwartz , TdotY
13
marble tile
bog , spiced , chicmichiw , Chastity Darling
4
other tile
carpet
js250 , sunflower , Sub-monarch , Adriana Ravenlust , Beautiful-Disaster , VeganChick (is Gone) , Sbmsvschoolgirl , Bme , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , rosythorn , spiced , *Camoprincess* , alliegator , Noelle , LaSchwartz , sigian , LoneOokami
17
vinyl
other
js250 , Rossie
2
I have no preference
louise83
1
i like many/some of them equally
Kitka , "G" , Lady of the Lab
3
Total votes: 94 (60 voters)
Poll is closed
04/30/2013
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Llewey Llewey
Hardwood is definitely my favorite, but linoleum and stone tiles are nice too. I'm not the biggest fan of carpet; something about the feel of smooth hardwood flooring on my bare feet reminds me of a true home.
04/30/2013
Gary Gary
I would say the materials fit differently, in different rooms & in different houses. Overall I would definitely prefer wood floors. We have wood floors in most of our house, and I want to put really thick and soft carpet in my personal office though. Nice soft carpet, so I can crawl under my desk and take a nap when I need to.
04/30/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I am renting an apartment and unfortunately have to tolerate carpet. I hate it with passion, I have to vacuum every day to avoid dust allergy. I would obviously prefer hardwood floors.
04/30/2013
js250 js250
Right now our house is the same as when we moved in about 11-12 years ago...wall to wall frickin' carpet. Oh, how I hate carpet everywhere, especially the kitchen and bathrooms!!!!

I am going to have hardwood in the kitchen/dining area, carpet in the bedrooms/living room, granite tile in both bathrooms and rhino lined alumalite in the cycle room/shop and parts room and linoleum in the shipping/office room. (I can get and do the rhino lined board in my sign shop, the granite slabs are local and I can cut and polish them in the outdoor shop after I gather the granite from the mountains...they are loaded with granite, quartz and petrified wood.)

THEN--I am going to rhino line the outdoor shop, the showroom shed and the parts & paint shed. Someday..........
04/30/2013
bog bog
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I moved into my house about a year ago & was lucky enough to be able to change some of the flooring. I have hardwood everywhere except the bathrooms & basement. I have bad allergies & do better without carpeting, however I do have some ...
Hardwood in my apartment, except for linoleum in the kitchen and bathroom. Thank goodness, because I hate carpet! Ever since I helped my mother tear up her carpet and saw the thick layer of dust underneath, I can't stand the thought of breathing that every day.

I voted marble tile, too. Don't misunderstand - I don't HAVE marble tile. I just think it'd be the only sensible flooring option for my mansion's art gallery and library.
04/30/2013
peachmarie peachmarie
I like hardwood better than carpet.
04/30/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
Right now our house is the same as when we moved in about 11-12 years ago...wall to wall frickin' carpet. Oh, how I hate carpet everywhere, especially the kitchen and bathrooms!!!!

I am going to have hardwood in the kitchen/dining area, ...
Love the idea of you going to the source, harvesting the material, finishing it yourself & installing! That is so cool! You are one handy woman to have around with all your skills & tools!

I'm sorry to say it, but I did cringe at the idea of wall to wall carpet in your kitchen & bathrooms! What were the previous owners thinking? I suppose you already checked under them to see what you have? I thought I was getting pristine white oak upstairs after pulling back the corners of the wall to wall carpet. Well, once the workers ripped it all out, we were in for a horrendous surprise! Yes, it had been pristine oak, but someone had taken a nail gun type gizmo to all of it, presumably to stop the squeaking. There were nails with broken off tops, every two inches. Even if we could have removed them, it would leave behind Swiss cheese & couldn't be refinished, nor was it safe to walk on with all the jagged edges where the tops of the nails were cut off, some were flush & others were raised! The entire floor in both of the two bedrooms & hallways upstairs were trashed! The contractor had never seen anything like it before.

I couldn't leave the carpet & couldn't afford to remove the flooring & start over. I was so upset because I can't tolerate linoleum, (chemical sensitivities). I finally found a 1/2" instead of 3/4" pre-finished white oak hardwood that just barely fit over top & wouldn't raise the floor too much & could still allow the doors to function, but it was close. I wanted hardwood in my kitchen & everyone was telling my I had to get tile, but I like the look of hardwood & I'm the one looking at it all day! Well, now everyone who sees it loves it So, if you don't have destructive animals or children, I say try it, it's so much warmer than cold tile!
04/30/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by bog
Hardwood in my apartment, except for linoleum in the kitchen and bathroom. Thank goodness, because I hate carpet! Ever since I helped my mother tear up her carpet and saw the thick layer of dust underneath, I can't stand the thought of breathing ...
We found using marble tile worked well in the art gallery, but didn't lend the warmth we were looking for in the library, so in there we went with hardwood & some lovely rugs made of the golden fleece gathered by Jason & the Argonauts and passed down through our family. Some might think it extravagant, but really, why not use what you have, you're worth it! (Besides, the help clean it, not us and they simply must be given tasks of goodness knows what trouble they would get into - idle hands & the devil, right?)
04/30/2013
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
We have carpet in the bedrooms and tile flooring throughout the rest of the house. I really would love to get hardwood floors.
04/30/2013
Rossie Rossie
I prefer hardwood for its look and easy maintenance. I'm interested in cork flooring, but it seems to need a lot of tender loving care, as the material can be easily dented and scratched.
04/30/2013
Kitka Kitka
Hardwood and bamboo are pretty interesting but some tile types are nice too.
04/30/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
Hardwood and tile...depends where/what climate etc. I do like carpet and grew up with it, if nothing else area rugs.
04/30/2013
LoveX LoveX
I love my hardwood floors. I don't really like carpet at all, and it's more the thought of all the dirt it catches, and not getting it clean enough. I see the amount of dirt and crumbs I sweep of my floor multiple times a day, and knowing people don't generally vacuum every day, grosses me out.
04/30/2013
sunflower sunflower
I say carpet. Linoleum and fake wood are easy to clean but I have terrible circulation or something and my feet are always ice cold to the touch. 'Dead people feet' as a friend so kindly calls them. In the winter and fall walking on hard wood and tile is awful and cold and when I lived with my parents I would always have to put socks and slippers on when I went to the kitchen. My apartment is carpeted except for the bathroom and I like it! My feet aren't as cold lol.
04/30/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by sunflower
I say carpet. Linoleum and fake wood are easy to clean but I have terrible circulation or something and my feet are always ice cold to the touch. 'Dead people feet' as a friend so kindly calls them. In the winter and fall walking on hard wood ...
'Dead people feet' hahahaha!
04/30/2013
sunflower sunflower
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
'Dead people feet' hahahaha!
What actually happened was I accidentally touched her with my feet and her kneejerk reaction was to yell "GET YOUR FUCKIN DEAD FEET OFF ME'. Idk if I should have been offended but I laughed really hard. She apologized afterwards and blamed it on sleep deprivation lol.
04/30/2013
Sub-monarch Sub-monarch
Carpet please. My feet strongly disagree with hard flooring
04/30/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Wahine
I moved into my house about a year ago & was lucky enough to be able to change some of the flooring. I have hardwood everywhere except the bathrooms & basement. I have bad allergies & do better without carpeting, however I do have some ...
Hardwood, but I do love the tile in my bathroom! I like the faux hardwood stuff that you snap together... Know what I'm talking about? We have 3 different kinds of that & I like them all very much. One is a really dark color and it looks so nice. It's in the kids' room & I've actually been wanting to get some just like it for my own. The kitchen and living room is the same only they're both different shades or whatever too. They're easy and look nice, IMO. The only thing is, we've noticed some separation in one spot in the kitchen. Isn't that noticeable though.

Actually, I've remodeled my bedroom (for the last year! Shh! Lol It's taking forever) and never put the floor down so it's this awful funky board stuff that says "Advantech" and "also try Zip System" ALL OVER IT. I hate looking at it. The reason we took the flooring up is because I had laminate & suddenly woke up one morning and could NOT open my door! I was stuck. The whole floor had turned into this hilly roller coaster shit. It was awful. I'm talking huge hills right in my floor! It took us a week or two to get time to take it up & my door would get stuck on one of the hills. Lol. It was awful. I guess moisture got under there. I don't know, but it also happened once in the kids' room before we put that snap-lock wood stuff down, only theirs was just a small hump in the floor.

I will more than likely use the same snap lock wooden looking stuff we used in the kids' room when I finally lay it down in my room.
04/30/2013
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
It really depends on the room for me. Tiles for bathrooms and kitchens, wood for living areas, carpet in bedrooms
04/30/2013
mlmac mlmac
Just got hardwood floors put in our living room and I love it. Thought about doing the same with the kitchen and the dining room, but water spills or leaks was a concern so we went with ceramic tile for those areas.
04/30/2013
Gary Gary
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
Right now our house is the same as when we moved in about 11-12 years ago...wall to wall frickin' carpet. Oh, how I hate carpet everywhere, especially the kitchen and bathrooms!!!!

I am going to have hardwood in the kitchen/dining area, ...
Carpet in the kitchen is a little weird. I will say one nice thing about so much carpet - quiet house. The carpet dampens the noise of other people, footsteps, creaky boards, and especially the stairs.
04/30/2013
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
I love tile, hardwood, and marble. Sometimes carpet is okay in the bedrooms but it's so hard to clean!

Currently we're renting and have carpet in the whole house expect the kitchen and 2 bathrooms, which have linoleum.

We absolutely hate our carpet!
04/30/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
Carpet.
04/30/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
I really prefer carpet. I like to have something soft on my feet, and I want to feel like I can just drop and sit down anywhere and feel comfortable. I do prefer tile or something similar in kitchen and bathroom areas.
04/30/2013
stacylyn stacylyn
carpet
04/30/2013
Sbmsvschoolgirl Sbmsvschoolgirl
Hard wood in the living room, tile in the kitchen, carpet in the bedrooms
04/30/2013
Bme Bme
Soft carpet.
04/30/2013
sunnyc sunnyc
I love the look of hardwood floors. They are so much easier to maintain than carpet.
05/01/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
We were lucky when we purchased our new/used home 1 1/2 years ago that it had all hardwoods except the kitchen and bathroom. Love them all immensely and have area rugs protecting the middle walking ares. There's just something basic and natural about hardwood floors... I love them!
05/01/2013
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