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    Default Tell me about your hard surface flooring

    So we need to replace roughly 75sqm of ceramic floor tiles here; question is what do we replace with?? More tiles? Floating / laminate floorboards?
    Something I'm yet to hear about?

    Please tell me about your hard floor- what type do you have and how do you care for it?

    And on trend colours too please... I want a colour or pattern that isn't going to date too much in the next 15-20 years

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    We have floating floors (laminate?). The ones you click together. It looks like real wood (has the grains etc), and each board is different. It was the expensive type of floating floors but it's been awesome. They are super easy to clean, and we don't have to worry about puddles on them (like cheaper ones where they can get water damaged). We had them professionally installed and the whole house took less than a day. They are also much warmer and softer than tiles so not everything breaks if you drop it.

    I love them, I don't like tiles myself as I find 10 years on they've always dated. Wood/wood looking floors tend not to date so fast.

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    Thanks Pearlygirl! Laminate floors are an option and I've picked up a sample but it's a rich red (think jarrah) type colour and the only thing that puts me off is that we are going from a white tile to a red wood which will make the house look darker? Or so my hubby thinks.

    Can I ask do you have gloss finish? And what's involved in cleaning them? Also I read there's basically a no heels policy?

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    Mine don't have a gloss finish ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1441786638.575334.jpg

    - I've worn my heels all over them and no scratches or debts. That's why they're better than wood! No polishing etc. I just vacuum, mop with one of those wet microfiber cloths (a wet mop), and in between use a dry microfiber mop. So easy! They always look great.

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    I'm a Lino convert. We got a faded ash colour in our last house & loved it so much I got almost the same in our new place. People would actually comment how much they loved our floorboards lol!
    Pros:it's quieter than wood/laminate, very easy to care for
    Cons: can look cheap if you don't get good quality. Our new stuff was included in the building package & has a few chunks come out from moving in. The better quality stuff we had in our old place was a lot better/thicker, even had a textured finish to look like wood grain.

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    Ohh they do look great Pearlygirl!!

    What's this Lino you're talking about rosey??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosey82 View Post
    I'm a Lino convert. We got a faded ash colour in our last house & loved it so much I got almost the same in our new place. People would actually comment how much they loved our floorboards lol!
    Pros:it's quieter than wood/laminate, very easy to care for
    Cons: can look cheap if you don't get good quality. Our new stuff was included in the building package & has a few chunks come out from moving in. The better quality stuff we had in our old place was a lot better/thicker, even had a textured finish to look like wood grain.
    Lino rocks. My laminate floors scratch like anything. It's a photo of wood stuck on apparently but I hate them

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilypily View Post
    Lino rocks. My laminate floors scratch like anything. It's a photo of wood stuck on apparently but I hate them
    Is that because yours are gloss lilypily?

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    Default Tell me about your hard surface flooring

    My floors were recommended for hardwearing eg retail use. I guess that's why they don't scratch? We've had no issues there and had hardwood furniture dragged across it too. Our house was rented out for 18 months too and no wear and tear at all.


 

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