Never, I just spilt coffee on the carpet and I'm 25
Wooden floorboards are the best, I miss them.
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23-02-2012 14:28 #21
23-02-2012 15:15 #22
My mum's house was carpeted in 1978 and went through 2 dogs, 4 cats, 3 kids, and a grandchild before it was ripped up recently, except her bedroom is still carpeted in the original carpet.
23-02-2012 15:23 #23
Timber floors in bedrooms is AWESOME. I love having hard floors in 100% of the house, plus im allergic to carpets.
I wouldnt put new carpets in or buy a new lounge suit before the kids are 7 at least.
23-02-2012 17:54 #24
If I could choose, it would be real timber flooring throughout a house, I would never replace carpet with carpet. I laugh when people say "oh timber floors get dirty/dusty" - but the carpet gets as much dirt and dust, you just can't see it, you breath it in instead! (along with the dust mites eating your piles of dead skin in the carpet) haha yeah I hate carpet. It's just the clean factor. I know plushy soft carpet in bedrooms makes it cosy, but unless it's brand new, I just think of it as harbouring dirt, and even in the cleanest of houses they are likely to have "history" with random stains.
I also like the look of polished wooden/cork/conrete. Timber floors can be loud, so polished cork is a good alternative, and you can get some that have give in them, so it is almost soft to walk on them.
Anything that you can mop clean is a plus with kids and adults alike.
If you really love carpets, I would change them once the kids are over 6/7/8, depending on the kid.
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