Loc: New Hampshire
Started installing Pergo flooring.<br><br>This stuff is over priced and overrated in my opinion. Found 3 damaged planks already, quality of workmanship and shipping is questionable.<br><br>If it were half the price, I'd think it was good value.<br><br>[color:blue]All your sock puppets are belong to us</font color=blue>
DID YOU SEE ANYTHING ELSE OUT THERE WORTH LOOKING AT THEN?<br>WE WANT TO PUT NEW EASY CARE FLOORING IN THE BEACH HOUSE WE RENT OUT.<br><br>OH MAN....sorry for shouting.<br>I forgot to turn my shouting off after my last post.<br><br><br>My Stuff
Loc: New Hampshire
there's the problemo in a nutshell, nothing less expensive and comparable.<br><br>for me, if I was to do a big floor job, I would spend the extra bucks and get real hard wood floor.<br><br>the other alternative is to look at ceramic flooring. We are doing the laundry room with pergo and were considering do another room, but after seeing the stuff we are going to use a nice quality ceramic floor instead. a little less in price but better results.<br><br>[color:blue]All your sock puppets are belong to us</font color=blue>
Ceramic is very good in high traffic (and wet) areas, but tiles are really hard to replace if damaged. If you drop a glass on a ceramic tile the right way, the corners can shatter.<br><br>For a rental house, I would do vinyl in the kitchen/batchrooms, and some type of laminate in the other rooms. In my own house, I have ceramic in the bathrooms and foyer, vinyl in the kitchen, and hardwood in the family room. The rest is carpet, which I want to change to hardwood in the future.<br><br>
I just completed a remodel with installation of 1400 sq. of bamboo floor. The contractor said it was a pretty difficult job, but man-o-man is this stuff sweet! The 5/8" boards glued right down on the concrete slab. Natural wood, so nothing was absolutely perfect, but the end result was worth the stress and expense. The downside is that we've found it scratches and dents too easily (we take the zen approach and now remove shoes at the door). Pergo is somewhat indestructible, but since it's basically a printed picture on plastic, and patterns can been seen to repeat in larger areas, we didn't consider it although the price was right. Bamboo has a great look, kills no trees, and cost US$3.20/ft + install. It can be maintained just like any other hardwood floor.<br><br><br>
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