DDD, what kind of flooring did you decide on? (Wood or wood laminate or tile?) We are thinking about wood ~ but then you hear that laminate is sturdier and that neither wood nor laminate can take much traffic.
So, I am curious as to what you decided to do.
It sounds like your remodel is finished! I remember reading something about how frustrated you were with everything ~ I'll bet it looks really nice, now.
I went with the laminate, Barbara. Only time will tell if it was
the right choice or not. We have a grungy blue-collar parts store and my husband either can't or won't remember to take his shoes
off in the garage...so the carpet had to go! Then the two teen
boys and friends aren't exactly cautious either and invariably
crumbs, spills etc. hit the deck. It's not exactly Animal House
but it sure isn't Martha Stewart either.
Allegedly the laminate is closer to stainproof and damage proof.
Should something bad happen, it was less expensive and I have a
spare package of the flooring in the garage! Were my financial
circumstances more like they used to be I would have gone with
"real" wood and had the professionals apply three coats of the
laminate to give it a durable, hard finish and shine. That is
what I had in my older home when I was raising the first batch
of kids and it was gorgeous and protected.
Pamela, I'm hoping he gets it done this week. My laundry room
is off the kitchen and somehow the sight of hampers full of dirty
laundry detracts from the renovations..lol! DDD