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post #3076 of 5753
Such as cutting it into thinner strips and gluing them together with the grain in alternating directions.
post #3077 of 5753
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Such as cutting it into thinner strips and gluing them together with the grain in alternating directions.

Ha
post #3078 of 5753
I'm so happy to have no wood floors in my life these days.
post #3079 of 5753
but isn't concrete and marble just cold when you lay on it?
post #3080 of 5753
Probably, but that is why I have furniture, or a wife below me.
post #3081 of 5753
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

And I'm just saying that there are materials and options to use real wood in almost all circumstances.

Do you not realize how rediculous it is to be making this argument with me; the guy who builds furniture.

I am trying not to be an ass, but your opinion is based in a biased perception of quality. Plywood and things made if plywood have been around since ancient Egypt, maybe it's time to come to terms that they do have applications and they do outperform solid wood in certain circumstance.
post #3082 of 5753
Eames and Chener totally cheaped out with all their plywood furniture amirite? Knoll should fix that and make the ELO from solid wood.
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Do you not realize how rediculous it is to be making this argument with me

your opinion is based in a biased perception of quality

I'm not arguing, I've agreed. Sure, there are circumstances where ply is more appropriate, I guess I needed to spell it out. I happen to prefer a solid wood floor, that's all.
post #3084 of 5753
What about MDF. Can we just make floors out of sawdust and glue?
post #3085 of 5753
That's what laminate is.
post #3086 of 5753
I have 12 m2, corridor that needs parquet and since the floor is a new concrete I decided to go with floating floor (engineered parquet) . Else, I would have to lay wooden subfloor and nail parquet to it which would raise my floor just high enough to not be able to swing the doors over it. I found that I can have traditional (Hungarian chevron) engineered parquet floors and then finish them any way I wish. Nice compromise I think.

post #3087 of 5753
I'm no fan of floating floors. Most engineered wood flooring can be glued to concrete.

If you're worried about moisture they make rubberized glue that acts as a moisture barrier.
post #3088 of 5753
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

I'm no fan of floating floors. Most engineered wood flooring can be glued to concrete.

If you're worried about moisture they make rubberized glue that acts as a moisture barrier.

I like the extra flex a sub-floor provides when you walk on it. Wood on concrete feels hard as hell.
post #3089 of 5753
To each his own, I guess.

Lowes is going crazy with coupon codes. They have $50 off $250 and $15 off $50 (go to slickdeals forums to find the codes). I'm trying to think of something I still need.
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Originally Posted by upthewazzu View Post
 

Anyone have laminate flooring in their house? We really need to rip out the six year old carpet (builder grade stuff that came with the house) as well as some vinyl in the kitchen and replace it all. It wouldn't be worth it to use real or engineering hardwood, as I'd probably never recoup the cost in this area (plus we have two dogs and it scratches easily). So far we've looked at a few different kinds but I don't think any of them have really set my world on fire. We've been looking at AC4 rated stuff, 5" to 6.5" width, in the $4+/sq ft range,

Have you looked into cork flooring? I prefer it to laminate and have friends with dogs that it has held up very well for.

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