Hardwood/laminate flooring...anyone done it lately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG BLACK JACK View Post
    How does Bamboo flooring do with pets compared to laminate and hardwood? Dogs have basically ruined my carpet so looking to get something new next spring. Thanks for your help!
    As long as it's strand bamboo, it'll hold up better. It's very hard to scratch and moisture will not cause it near as much damage as laminate. I'm not saying it's waterproof, but it can withstand the moisture better than laminate. My parents had it with 3 medium to large sized dogs with zero issues.
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    Put a floating laminate floor in my basement back in December. A friend of ours lives with us and has a basement apartment of sorts. He is handicapped and in a wheelchair. Love the ease of cleaning and so far has held up to my two large dogs and his chair. I also feel like it looks like I paid more than I did. Granted, hardwood was not an option in the basement.

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    We installed bamboo and U do love the look. Wish I would have gone lighter due to dust. Also would recommend spending up to glue.

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    We had nice hardwood but our lab was destroying it. I put Pergo XP from Home Depot down. Had zero issues and left the hardwood in case someone wants to refinish it some day.

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    We are in need of some flooring repairs. We should have spent up for the installation and it shows. Our sub-floor isn't level and now we have multiple boards that have separated and it looks terrible. Anyone in NKY have recommendations for repair work?

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    With maybe the exception of people with tile floors, I think there is a thing called "hard wood envy".

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    Has anyone done floors with the waterproof LVT planks? I'm hearing nothing but good things from folks and we had a friend who installed it in his whole house. He has 3 large dogs and he loves it. Looks like real wood and it's not cold where it is a plastic/rubber type of material. Anybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvdfc View Post
    Has anyone done floors with the waterproof LVT planks? I'm hearing nothing but good things from folks and we had a friend who installed it in his whole house. He has 3 large dogs and he loves it. Looks like real wood and it's not cold where it is a plastic/rubber type of material. Anybody?
    We had this installed in our kitchen: Luxe Luxury Vinyl Planks from Armstrong Flooring, the rigid core planks. Very nice and the wife loves it so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    We are in need of some flooring repairs. We should have spent up for the installation and it shows. Our sub-floor isn't level and now we have multiple boards that have separated and it looks terrible. Anyone in NKY have recommendations for repair work?
    Did you ever get this resolved? I've been doing tons of research lately on flooring, and I've been finding a lot of people complaining of bamboo separating as you mentioned. It sounds like you have to maintain a certain humidity in the house in order for this not to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formerkywrestler View Post
    I just love hardwood. Can't beat it IMO.

    I've done it before myself but I have a local guy who isn't much more than I can get the materials for. Makes it an easy decision.

    That's what she said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    That's what she said!

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    I have dark chestnut hardwood floors in my family room / great room and kitchen -- love it.

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    What is it that appeals you guys to hardwood type floors? I hate them, so curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    What is it that appeals you guys to hardwood type floors? I hate them, so curious.
    Durability, cleanability, and the fact that they're tough to stain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Durability, cleanability, and the fact that they're tough to stain.
    And to add to this, they can be damaged and spot fixed instead of completely replaced. Not only that, but depending on the damage, it can add character to the floor.

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