Our carpeting is old and needs to go, but we can't afford the hardwood

by Jan5903026

We're talking living room primarily...

  3 answers
  • Kim Kim on Jul 07, 2018
    What is under your carpet? There are many options for both cement slab and raised foundation.
    A very popular and economical floor is done using plywood cut into strips, lightly sanded on the edges, nailed down, stained and polyurethaned.
    You could also do a painted duck cloth floor which is also fairly affordable.
    If you are on a slab, you could paint your floor a solid color or in a pattern. You could also do the paper bag technique if paper bags are still free where you live.
    I hope that helps give you some ideas

  • Ginny Ginny on Jul 07, 2018

    I just had an Armstrong vinyl floor laid in my TV room, and it looks great (like oak). Dimensions are about 12 x 17 and the cost was approximately $1,300. Easy to clean, and some people have mistaken it for real wood. Only drawback is you cannot use furniture with casters on it. I have put felt furniture pads under legs of This End Up sofa and chair so that they can be "scooted" around to clean underneath.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Jul 07, 2018

    stained concrete is also quite nice! You can even do a room border!