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Offline Suka

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And now for something completley different.
« on: May 07, 2013, 07:19:53 PM »
Sorry, borrowed that line from Monty Python. Have an issue with the carpet in our house.  The carpet is the same color throughout the house, but we only need to replace the living room carpet because of wear and tear from us and the dogs. Wanting to replace and upgrade the carpet in the living room, but don't want to upgrade the carpet everywhere else.  Does anyone have an opinion on having different types/colors of carpet throughout their home?  We all see walls painted a different color within a house.  Why not having carpet a different color?     

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Re: And now for something completley different.
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 07:37:03 PM »
How about a floating laminate flooring. They hold up good with dogs and look great in a living room. That's my preference and its super easy to install and can be done in a day.

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Re: And now for something completley different.
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 08:55:12 PM »
I used to lay carpet on the side on my off days at the Fire Dept.
It is VERY common to have different colors, cuts (styles) and fabric types for rooms that adjoin.  For example, most everyone would have one color in the living room and down the hallways, connecting to different colors of carpet (and different styles too) in the connecting bedrooms.
Really, it's personal preference.
It can be padded carpet going to a glue-down carpet too.
If you like the color...go with it. Depending on how old the remaining carpet is, just know that the installer may or may NOT be able to use glue tape at the seams.  It may need a metal to cover where they join. (or turn the carpet over on itself and use staples)
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Re: And now for something completley different.
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 07:41:05 PM »
How about a floating laminate flooring. They hold up good with dogs and look great in a living room. That's my preference and its super easy to install and can be done in a day.

I was thinking about that for one of the rooms.  Just can't do it for the living room.  That room has a 25 foot ceiling and eckos(sp?) with carpet.  So, gotta keep carpet in that room.

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Re: And now for something completley different.
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 07:53:03 PM »
I used to lay carpet on the side on my off days at the Fire Dept.
It is VERY common to have different colors, cuts (styles) and fabric types for rooms that adjoin.  For example, most everyone would have one color in the living room and down the hallways, connecting to different colors of carpet (and different styles too) in the connecting bedrooms.
Really, it's personal preference.
It can be padded carpet going to a glue-down carpet too.
If you like the color...go with it. Depending on how old the remaining carpet is, just know that the installer may or may NOT be able to use glue tape at the seams.  It may need a metal to cover where they join. (or turn the carpet over on itself and use staples)

Wow, thanks for the info.  My Sarah wants to replace all the carpet to match.  I'll have to show her your response.  Our stair way is in view of the living room.  So, she is worried that the contrast in color wouldn't look right. We don't have the problem of carpet joining each other because there is tile between the rooms.  Thanks again bud. 

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Re: And now for something completley different.
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 01:06:12 PM »
I think matching carpet is personal preference...

I personally couldn't care less, but I imagine others would! I grew up in a place where pretty much every room had different carpets (style, colour, everything) but that was probably more to do with my parents financial situation as opposed to doing it on purpose :P
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Re: And now for something completley different.
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 04:42:59 PM »
Different carpets is the way to go.
Just make sure they are not too similar. I did that once and it looked like I was cheap and just failing to match the new with the old.
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Re: And now for something completley different.
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2013, 08:00:22 PM »
Thanks everyone for your comments and opins.  Since I spent the carpet money on the 100-400 L and we still have an old dog which can't wait for us to wake up before he has to "go", I'll give the current carpet another year of shampooing. 

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Re: And now for something completley different.
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2013, 04:46:25 AM »
Thanks everyone for your comments and opins.  Since I spent the carpet money on the 100-400 L and we still have an old dog which can't wait for us to wake up before he has to "go", I'll give the current carpet another year of shampooing.

We are sort of in the same boat. We have a cat that is still around; that's why we won't get new living room carpet. 
I hate to admit it, but he may outlive ME.  Hence, I will let the wife worry about the carpeting.  ::)
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