Flooring & Floor Covering
Feb 04, 2018 3:24 am
Timber laminate Or tiles what would everyone suggest for a young family. I’m worried tiles will be cold and not friendly for a crawling baby however we’ve been told horror stories about timber laminate being super easy to scratch and damage.if we go with timber laminate it will be the accent carpets Stone oak or vintage grey ash so I am not sure if their quality does anyone have these?
Re: Young family - tiles or timber laminate (by accent carpe2
Feb 04, 2018 9:12 am
Timber laminate Or tiles what would everyone suggest for a young family.
Neither. If you are truly worried about warmth/softness for the baby/toddler and resistance to scratching I would suggest vinyl. It’s not the product of the 1970s, and is available in decorative squares and even "planks". It can also be lifted later to allow timber or tiles to be laid when you are ready. Alternatively, you might consider bamboo, which is similar to laminate, but much harder wearing.
Re: Young family - tiles or timber laminate (by accent carpe3
Feb 04, 2018 11:10 am
Young family? Vinyl is the way to go. Kids will drop things etc.
Bamboo and timber laminates for all the talk damage very easily and are an expensive proposition to repair. Vinyl much easier replaced
Re: Young family - tiles or timber laminate (by accent carpe4
Feb 05, 2018 1:44 am
Our builder only offers tiles or timber laminate so unfortunately we don’t have the choice of vinyl. This is our first home so we can’t afford to adjust from the standards otherwise we would go vinyl.
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