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Old 08-09-01, 11:18 PM
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I am going back and forth between installing tile or a pergo type flooring over my old terazzo. The area to be covered is 36'x12' plus a small hallway to one end.

I am installing new interior doors and need to know the installed thickness of these flooring options.

Which product installs easier and looks the best {I know this is more a matter of personal taste} or which one is more durable?

If a pergo type product is "the preference" should I run the slats parallel to the long wall or the short wall?

Are the glueless laminate systems as good a quality as the glued products?

Help me make up my mind!

 
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Tile vs Pergo

As you say, it is a matter of personal taste. I would personally prefer tile.
 
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Yeah, Ray. Give us a break here. You come on a tile board and ask tile people to recommend pergo?

My unbiased choice would be tile.

If you don't follow my advice, the boards run parallel with the longest dimension of the room.
 
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Old 08-11-01, 03:57 PM
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I WAS wondering if pergo fell under the "et al" section - I guess not.


Actually, after taking a sample home and accidentally leaving it on the kitchen counter I found out the stuff can triple its size if it were to get wet!

TILE IT IS!

How much height is added to the floor when tile is installed? I am installing interior doors and want to cut them down beforehand.
 
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Thickness of tile

It will depend on the thickness of the tile you select. Most tiles are 1/4" but there are thicker ones. The thinset will add a little to the height as well.
 
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And in most homes with central heat and air conditioning, the only return air flow is under the doors. An inch above the floor is common.
 
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Thanks John,

That was the info I was looking for.

I found my tile...
I found my doors...
Now I need to find time to do the job!
 
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