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4/13/09 12:35 P

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My personal preference is anti-carpet, from a perspective of keeping it clean and hidden allergies.

I would agree that making a list of pros & cons of each option is a good idea; gather facts and quotes for each; then compare the bottom lines of each against each other when you have a full perspective of each.

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4/12/09 11:56 A

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CHERYLN~I was told by several friends that have laminate flooring that you have to use a good underlayment which will slightly soften the feel of the floor when walked on and cut down on the noise. I have large area rugs (8x10) that I use to hide my old carpet now and will use those to also help cut down on the noise. We take off our shoes at the door~Asian custom and that really helps keep the floors somewhat cleaner, too. I know it might be colder in the winter months but we have 6 months of 80+ weather here and that cold floor would certainly help out with the power bill! I purchased some polypropolene rugs from JCPenney 4 years ago that are reversible and have not had to be cleaned yet! They have stayed amazingly clean and still look brand new! My carpet gets dirty so fast and I am tired of having it cleaned every 6 months. I always hold onto to the bannister when going up or down the stairs and haven't heard about any falls from my friends who already have the laminate flooring.
LADYBUGXING~That's a good idea to make a pros and cons list for deciding on which type of flooring to get. I do like carpet but I hate to keep getting it cleaned! I want something that will be easy to clean and won't hold in the allergens. Making my list right now for my husband to see ! Thanks for your ideas!
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4/12/09 9:54 A

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Personally, I prefer carpet. Why don't you make a list of pros and cons of each? If I had that decision to make, that's what I'd do.

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4/12/09 8:50 A

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I'm kind of struggling with the same question for my living room/hall and stairway. I know people that really like the laminate. I can't help but wonder about slipping down the stairs or the noise when walking...especially if somebody has shoes on, or the coldness of the floor. If one would put a big area rug in the middle of the floor, wouldn't they be a pain to clean after awhile? I know those are issues I'm concerned about anyway.

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We decided to put our regular IRA contribution into getting some work done on our house, since our IRAs did so poorly lately. That will also help out those who need jobs, too! I can't decide whether to go with wood laminate flooring or traditional carpet again. Any ideas? Thanks!

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