7 or 8 mm Laminate floor

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Old 04-07-07, 05:30 PM
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7 or 8 mm Laminate floor

Hi All,
I am planning to install laminate floor in the family room - 550 sf.
The first problem- I am trying to match laminate with existing hardwood floor and the only reasonably priced matching color laminate I found so far is 7 mm (9/32") thick.
Also I found laminate in BJ's - Hamilton brand with 20 years warranty and padding attached, it is pretty scratch resistant but still 7 mm thick.

Should I take a chance with 7 mm or keep looking for 8mm?
 
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Old 04-09-07, 11:56 AM
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why would you put laminate in a home with exisiting real wood?

where is the real wood?
 
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7mm or 8mm?

There are couple reasons
1. a dog.
I installed prefinished (bellawood) hardwood in the kitchen
less then a year ago and in looks like crap now. I do have a laminate in the play room and it holds very well - no visible scratches.

2. Subfloor is a partical board.

Hardwood is in the kitchen and dining room with big opening to the family room.

How bid the difference in quality between 7mm and 8mm
becides 1mm in thickness?

Anyone has an experience with Hampton laminate from BJ's?

Thank you.
 

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Old 04-10-07, 11:39 AM
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i would highly recommend you replace the now crappy looking hardwood with the laminate, too, so that you have the same flooring running consistently in those spaces. if you want it to look nice.
 
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