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Do You Have Hardwood Floors or Carpeting?

Though I grew up in houses with wall-to-wall carpet, most of my adult dwellings have had hardwood floors, which I've come to love. What do you have in your house?


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Sumhope Sumhope 8 years
im renting so I have carpet at the moment though i would much prefere hardwood flooring I dream of a day of bamboo floors!
abryant850 abryant850 9 years
carpet for the bedrooms only - i don't like getting out of bed in the mornings and putting my feet on a cold floor. guess tht explains the heated bathroom floors that i put on a timer so it's warm in the am ;-)
Adrenalynn75 Adrenalynn75 9 years
Slate floors in all the common areas and bathrooms and carptet in all the bedrooms! =)
anelev3 anelev3 9 years
I have standard tan carpet & I hate it , stains to easy
Spun-Sugar Spun-Sugar 9 years
Everything tile!
shoegirl365 shoegirl365 9 years
When we moved into our new home we had a combo of Tile (florida effect) in the Kitchen breakfast area, bathrooms, & the entry foyer & carpeting in living room, dinning, den, & bedrooms. We also brought along with us 2 cats & 1 dog. My sister & I got so sick of cleaning the animal tracks all over the carpet that we pulled out the carpet (by ourselves!!) (btw it is really great to tear something like that up, very exhilarating), laid the proper sheets & istalled hardwood flooring into our bedrooms. I must say that was the best 2 weeks ever spent on something soo beautiful.
lindaloo lindaloo 9 years
My house was built in 1961 and I have hardwoods everywhere except for the bathrooms and kitchen. I had some lovely vinyl in the kitchen but I put down ceramic tile....much better.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
carpet, tile and hardwood. better than the carpet and lino in my mom's house. ewww
rhodes18 rhodes18 9 years
i live in the middle east, which is all about marble/tile flooring. hardwoods are still my favorite, but just about anything is better than carpet.
maisiegirl maisiegirl 9 years
I have the original hardwood floors from 1890 in my home and they have been lovingly refinished and are beautiful. Only the bathrooms and kitchen have ceramic tile. Although, I want to change the kitchen to hardwood to match the rest of the house and its character. I'm planning on hardwood floors and possibly some bamboo in the second house (the getaway/vacation home) I will be building down in Santa Fe.
sparkle-sugar sparkle-sugar 9 years
Our home is fully tiled. Shiny, light coloured tiles which look fantastic but are really hard to keep clean.
magita magita 9 years
we had cork floors put in our house, which are very environmentally friendly and look awesome!!! They're super easy to keep up too. I also have Saltillo tile in my kitchen, which I love...
nikimami nikimami 9 years
We have custom tile floors with patches of shag carpet downstairs. Upstairs is all shag carpet.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
We uncovered the stunning hardwood floors where I grew up several years ago, and also had them refinished so that they are GORGEOUS. They're like new now, and have inlaid darker strips along the walls, and geometric shapes in the corners. 10000x more elegant and clean than before when we had carpeting in my room and the hall! After seeing the comparison, I've loathed wall-to-wall carpet, and so at my new house I'm really happy with our wooden floors, despite the fact that they're not hardwood, they're softwood. They're the recently refinished original Douglas Fir floors and they're a beautiful color!
ziggy ziggy 9 years
We got rid of all our carpet, tile, etc and installed handscraped hickory floors throughout the house (and oak in our kitchen). I loooooooooove it so much! :D
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
My house in Va Beach has laminate floor downstairs & carpets upstairs. My apartment in Richmond is all carpet. I like a mix of both though.
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 9 years
it might have something to do with the reason why I ABSOLUTLY HATE brown and beige (the wall colors).... Oh, and did I mention the old brown sectional that we finally got rid of a few years ago...
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 9 years
Wait for it ... I have OLD poo-poo BROWN carpeting that my mom had put in when my brother and I were little kids. It's still IN!!! ARGH!!! But since It's still good, I don't want to waste money on getting rid of it.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
hardwood and i can hear EVERY MOVEMENT my upstairs neighbors make, ESPECIALLY the ones that happen late at night when I'm trying to sleep.
kstraw23 kstraw23 9 years
i wish i had hardwood. sadly the carpet is new, and seeing as how the owner of my place just redid the kitchen (involving much destruction, the fridge sitting in the living room, and lots of going out to eat for a month), i doubt redoing the floors is high on their list :(
allymaedesign allymaedesign 9 years
eek! *their=they're
allymaedesign allymaedesign 9 years
i have hardwood floors in the apt, but since it's pre-war, their not in perfect condition. i grew up in a house with wall to wall, and am pleading with my mom to get it removed (hardwood beneath). hopefully she'll come around. because of the downstairs neighbors though, and our rambunctious pup, i may have to lay down more rugs...
jeunesse jeunesse 9 years
carpet, ceramic tile and parquet, but switching to more hardwood.
Amethyst Amethyst 9 years
After we bought our first home and pulled up the old rugs in the house, we vowed never again to get carpeting. No matter how many times you vacuum, you have no idea how carpets are a breeding ground for dust mites. Pull up a corner of a carpet and check out all the dirt and dust that gets trapped under it. YUCK!! Hardwood all the way!
workofiction workofiction 9 years
I put fake hardwood down for my first floor and the second is all carpeting. I'm holding out to win a Sweepstakes so I can get proper hardwood throughout! Come on HGTV!!!
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