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Old 04-09-2013, 12:08 AM
 
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Which is your preference for a living room: hardwood floor or carpeted (or other)? Why do you like that type?

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Old 04-09-2013, 01:03 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I have a long haired cat, so my preference is for hardwood floors with small area rugs. Much, much easier to keep clean.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:22 AM
 
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For me it can depend on the house...I've had each in bedrooms and living rooms.

Right now, I have hardwood (no rugs at all) on all the first floor living space, LR, DR, Kitchen (high end vinyl tile in the powder room and laundry room)...and carpet upstairs in all the bedrooms.

But at another house I own it's all parquet floor, with only very small throw rugs (2'x3') for stepping out of bed.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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Carpets make me itch. Used to have ceramic tile. It's too hard on the feet. I like the feel of hardwood.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:59 AM
 
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I have a long haired cat, so my preference is for hardwood floors with small area rugs. Much, much easier to keep clean.
This. I prefer hardwood floors over anything else and then I scatter around the area rugs. This makes it easier to change things up in a room as well.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Hardwood in every room except the kitchen. If to costly, then carpet in bedrooms only. I mean hardwood that can be refinished. Not plastic laminate.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:08 AM
 
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I prefer hardwood. I like the look, it's easy to run a dust mop over to clean, and I can add pops of color with area rugs. At one point I had a purple area rug that looked great with the furniture. But purple carpet would have been silly.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:45 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Another hardwood lover!
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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It doesn't matter what my preference is in your house. What's your preference?
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:35 AM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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Another vote for hardwood, with large area rugs. Make sure you have good padding -- for LR/family room, often people are sitting/lying on the floor, watching TV.
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