Help with my home floors!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I actually really like them!! 

I bought my home last summer and my floors are very light wood. What I did was put a nice size throw rug down. I don’t mind light wood, but wouldn’t have minded them a bit darker. 

Post # 4
1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I see what you mean about them looking plastic. They look like the kind that has an imitation wood grain feel to it that actually makes it less convincing?  I suggest having fun with area rugs and looking forward to putting real wood in in the future. There is really nothing wrong with it, it’s a nice colour. You already have the laminate in and the builder mark up is crazy, so I’d wait until they’re no longer in good shape and get new floor laid later on. 

Post # 6
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Amybee.1133:  I don’t think anyone can judge from one poor quality picture. I like the color.

Post # 7
1785 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I understand the want for everything to be perfect if you are building a home, but personally I would stick with them for a few years before you change anything too drasticly. If you get some really amazing area rugs I doubt you will even notice the flooring after a month or so of getting in the house. Also if you guys are planning to have children/pets/lots of moving and rearranging furniture in the future it might be nice to have a floor that can take a beating. When it starts to wear out and you are really sick of it then at least you had 10+ years to decide what flooring is really perfect for your lifestyle

Post # 8
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

can you post a wider shot with the floors in context of the walls/ windows/ etc?

I can see what you are saying with them looking more plastic than true wood floors. But I think when you zoom in on the floors, you’re more likely to scrutinize each and everything.

If we could see a wide shot, my guess is that we’ll all agree that they look great in the room and once you get furniture moved in you’ll forget that you even second-guessed them.


Post # 9
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Laminate will never really look like true hardwood. However, I don’t think they look plastic. I’m not fond of the color but take that with a grain of salt, I’m veeery picky about laminate/wood flooring colors.

Post # 10
2460 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think it looks fine! Lots of laminate now is more high end and does not look like plastic.

Post # 11
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with turnanewleaf.  Live with them for a bit and then decide what to do.  I really like the colour!


Post # 12
4649 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Amybee.1133:  I think they’re lovely! I had laminate and I loved em! Now I have factory finished hardwood which I don’t like. It’s not the same, is it??

Post # 13
1464 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I like the color, but I just really hate laminate.  If the wood was at all within your price range, that’s what I’d go for, personally.  We all have to make decisions based on money sometimes, though!

Post # 15
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would definitely live with them for a while before doing something as drastic as ripping them out completely. They look fine to me. We bought some nice oriental rugs to go in our main rooms so you really don’t see too much of the laminate really.

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