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madhaquer
#1 Posted : Friday, June 21, 2013 2:13:54 PM
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I'm considering fitting my living room with a laminate floor.
Please share your knowledge and experienced with this ?
Who are the main suppliers in Nairobi ?
Njung'e
#2 Posted : Friday, June 21, 2013 5:44:32 PM
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More comfortable than tiles.Also Easier and cheaper to install.

Visit Space and style at Libra house,Mombasa road.

http://www.spaceandstyle.co.ke/floorLaminates.html
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butterflyke
#3 Posted : Friday, June 21, 2013 6:15:56 PM
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comes out very nicely and much warmer than tiles

just need to be careful - your furniture should be 'cushioned' at the bottom to avoid scratches on the laminate when moving furniture. you can buy the cushioning bits (i forget the proper name) in the bigger supermarkets. compare prices between kijabe street, downtown and tile and carpet - dont assume.
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jaggernaut
#4 Posted : Friday, June 21, 2013 6:51:44 PM
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How does this compare to parquet flooring?
MugundaMan
#5 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:21:33 AM
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jaggernaut wrote:
How does this compare to parquet flooring?



Good question.
I think Laminate is a bit more expensive? Also, what is the difference between Pergo and Laminate flooring?
Others can confirm. But nothing beats the classy look of a mahogany parquet floor. Use of any other wood (eg blackwood, mvule, blue gum etc) will just be a waste because they do not look as classy.


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Thitifini
#6 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:31:07 AM
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MugundaMan wrote:
jaggernaut wrote:
How does this compare to parquet flooring?



Good question.
I think Laminate is a bit more expensive? Also, what is the difference between Pergo and Laminate flooring?
Others can confirm. But nothing beats the classy look of a mahogany parquet floor. Use of any other wood (eg blackwood, mvule, blue gum etc) will just be a waste because they do not look as classy.




Very delicate especially with scratching and water damage. Also repairs are a bit complicated compared to mahogany parquet.

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Horton
#7 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:59:12 AM
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jaggernaut wrote:
How does this compare to parquet flooring?


-Laminate don’t require varnish etc
-Laminate more expensive
-if you get the level wrong on laminate, you will hear creaking
-I personally think it gives a room a more modern finish than parquet.
-Water damage not an issue
MugundaMan
#8 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:16:22 PM
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Thitifini wrote:
MugundaMan wrote:
jaggernaut wrote:
How does this compare to parquet flooring?



Good question.
I think Laminate is a bit more expensive? Also, what is the difference between Pergo and Laminate flooring?
Others can confirm. But nothing beats the classy look of a mahogany parquet floor. Use of any other wood (eg blackwood, mvule, blue gum etc) will just be a waste because they do not look as classy.




Very delicate especially with scratching and water damage. Also repairs are a bit complicated compared to mahogany parquet.


Asante. I think parquet is a better choice IMHO
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MugundaMan
#9 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:18:24 PM
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*duplicate*
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murchr
#10 Posted : Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:56:49 PM
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Thitifini wrote:
MugundaMan wrote:
jaggernaut wrote:
How does this compare to parquet flooring?



Good question.
I think Laminate is a bit more expensive? Also, what is the difference between Pergo and Laminate flooring?
Others can confirm. But nothing beats the classy look of a mahogany parquet floor. Use of any other wood (eg blackwood, mvule, blue gum etc) will just be a waste because they do not look as classy.




Very delicate especially with scratching and water damage. Also repairs are a bit complicated compared to mahogany parquet.


Depends on the quality. Cheap is expensive. Good quality laminate has a lifetime guarantee and is not destroyed by water since it is engineered wood. Enough material online read.
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MugundaMan
#11 Posted : Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:37:52 AM
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Horton wrote:
jaggernaut wrote:
How does this compare to parquet flooring?


-Laminate don’t require varnish etc
-Laminate more expensive
-if you get the level wrong on laminate, you will hear creaking
-I personally think it gives a room a more modern finish than parquet.
-Water damage not an issue



I think I am beginning to get sold on Laminate. Pergo Laminate to be specific.
Definitely gives the floor a more stylish modern, up to date look and you can customize to any color you want.






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madhaquer
#12 Posted : Sunday, October 06, 2019 6:34:00 PM
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I settled for Laminate and 6 years later there are no regrets. So far in a house with kids, cats and the usual bustle we have no stains. I think the 'lamination' takes care of that.

I find it warmer than tiles and several of my visitors appreciate it too.
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