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Old 03-29-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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Ok, we have a small condo with laminate in the kitchen and entry way.

We're thinking of replacing the carpet in the dining area/living room with laminate.

The kitchen is about 4 feet wide and opens to the dining area. It has a very light laminate.

My question is this: could we replace the dining area/living room carpet with a cherry colored laminate? Or would it look too weird?

Thanks,
-Joe
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Of course ya can. But the real issue is laminate is cheap junk. Fake wood to use the general term most people use to describe it. Truth is that lam flooring is made from recycled soda bottles. Sounds like a dance company is doing the polka when only one person is walking on it.

You can get engineered wood for just about the same price or a little more and you will be happier and it will help to sell the home in the future. Laminate is a turn off to buyers.

You can't please everyone so just do what YOU like. That is the best advice of all.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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The answer is yes. You can mix laminates.

BUT.......

I wouldn't mix two wood plank looks within visual range of one another. What I'd suggest is using a tile or stone look laminate in the new area. That will set it aside as a stand-alone design effort.

Regards,
Streamer1212
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:31 AM
 
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Continuous flooring enlarges the visual
If you want your space to look larger--and flow-- then it would be better IMO to use same color/ look as current
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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I think laminate looks fine and wears well- plus it's an easy DIY job. If the kitchen is only 4 ft wide- I would remove it and do the whole space in cherry- it probably won't add more than a hundred bucks to the total. The hardest part will be the thresholds and trim.
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