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entry floor choice (by small potatoes [NY]) Sep 10, 2021 4:05 PM
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entry floor choice (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Sep 10, 2021 4:05 PM

I took up one of the last carpets I have and there is a good maple hardwood floor under. I did the BR and it came out pretty good. It's pieced together , is uneven in color and has lots of stains around the nail holes which gives it patina and character. But hey it's an old floor. So now it's on to the LR. By the front door there was some kind of column/ entry boxed out at one time, plus the floor was replaced w/ fir. I'm thinking it makes sense to replace this with something hard and waterproof. Not really feeling full on tile.

What have you done for a landing area inside the front door? It will be about 30" deep into the LR and span at least 6' wide (9' if I want to catch the whole door if it is fully opened). Is there a drain tray that holds indoor/outdoor carpeting or a rubber mat? I wouldn't think I'd want LVP next to a poly HW floor. On a related note this unit is cottage white and I was thinking that repose grey n white trim would look really sharp w the blond floors.


entry floor choice (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Sep 10, 2021 4:38 PM

First floor must leveled out then use a Schluter ditra membrane then install a good commercial quality porcelain tile which is going to last. Since this is a small area the cost of porcelain tile will not be a lot. In the apartment building ripped out all the parquet wood floor and vinyl tile then installed a good quality porcelain tile where ten years later the flooring stands up to tenant abuse. You Tube has videos about ditra membranes along with how to install ceramic or porcelain tile. --99.236.xxx.xxx

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