Post # 1
Hey all! You seem like an honest and supportive group of ladies so I’m coming to you even though it’s not wedding related! I am building a house and thus far have loved all my selections as they have gone in, except the flooring. We chose laminate, as the wood was pricey through the builder. The floors are in and I’m really unsure. I feel like they look like plastic and am absolutely unsure about the color. Please give me opinions! Should I keep them or pay the price to have them ripped up after we are in the home?
Post # 2
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
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 # 5
turnanewleaf: thanks!! You’re right, I do enjoy rugs! Thanks for the tips!
Post # 6
Amybee.1133: I don’t think anyone can judge from one poor quality picture. I like the color.
Post # 7
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
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
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
I think it looks fine! Lots of laminate now is more high end and does not look like plastic.
Post # 11
I agree with turnanewleaf. Live with them for a bit and then decide what to do. I really like the colour!
Post # 12
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
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
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.