Q: My son is in a wheelchair. What type of flooring is more conducive to wheelchairs? I’m thinking of going vinyl. A: Site finished hardwood is an excellent choice, being smooth, flat and hard. From another site: What is the Best Flooring for Wheelchairs/Walkers?
Choose Hardwood or ______?
I have carpeting in my house now, but I want hardwood or laminate. I don’t know what color. My house is over 100 years old. My living room furniture is cherry and my dining room is walnut (was my parents). Can you give me some suggestions?
I am redoing the floors in my foyer area with solid hardwood. I have a half bath off of my foyer that I was going to put hardwood in as well since it would flow very nicely. I know hardwood is not recommended for bathrooms, but would it be okay for a half bath?
Is it wise to put good quality oak hardwood flooring in a front entrance ( 9′ x 7.5′) and up the 7 stairs to the main level? We have very expensive tile on the floors now and carpeting on the stairs and main floor. We were trying to keep some semblance of continuity by putting it all in hardwood. We use this entrance 95% of the time.
I live in a condo and recently had hardwood floors installed in my kitchen and living room. The contractor used nails versus glue. The original floor in my kitchen was vinyl and under the vinyl is zipcrete. I was told by another contractor that my floors should have been installed with glue and not nails and that my hardwood floors will not stay secure. Is this true? If so, what should I do to correct the problem?
Is there such a thing as a floating hardwood floor? I have seen hardwood flooring that has a â€œuniclicâ€ design which looks like it can be floating. If so, what types of things should I consider for installing it in my new (less than 5 year old) condo? Would there be a sub floor over the concrete?
My son is in a power wheelchair. To get to his room he needs to cross the den and I would like to replace it with wood. I’m understanding that the laminating would be easier to keep from getting damaged. Please let me know if a laminated one would work better than a hardwood one. It will get a lot of wear and tear.
My mother is in a wheelchair. What would be the best flooring for them to use in their home?
Is hardwood too slick for a large dog with bad hips?
We are building a new house. I love the look of hardwood and would love to have it in the kitchen. The problem is we have three children and Iâ€™m afraid it wonâ€™t hold up in the kitchen area. Iâ€™m also concerned about water damage. At this point I have requested ceramic tile in the kitchen but really want hardwood. The hang ups I have are durability and water damage???….. Help! Whatâ€™s your opinion?