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Our builder grade spec home had wall to wall builder beige carpet. We have lived here 7 years and have replaced the flooring 3 times. Yes, 3 times in seven years.
With three kids and a dog, we decided it was time to do something once and for all. I started looking into hardwood not only for aesthetic character building reasons but, for practicality. I soon realized that real hardwood floors really aren't all that practical.
That's when I decided to explore the option of laminate. I was shocked when I came across this flooring at Sam's Club (Select Surfaces in Oak). The price was phenomenal, $1.50/sq foot. Seriously! I loved the look, I loved the maintenance-free finish, I love the easy installation and I loved the price.
The best thing about this floor, other than the way it looks, is the commercial grade quality. Exactly what is needed in my home. The hand-scraping detail definitely makes it appear more like real hardwood.
The wide planks click together in any pattern that you desire. I chose the stair-step pattern.
I had the floor professionally installed. The "click together" feature of this flooring makes it a great DIY project. Since we had several adjoining rooms and not a lot of time on our hands, we decided to have a professional handle it.
It has completely transformed our home. Even though it is not the real thing. The only down side is the gasp we get from people when we tell them it's laminate. Funny how we have to tell them, though...
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