My new laminate flooring

Laminate flooring
@Asylum (46319)
Manchester, England
April 11, 2016 1:24pm CST
It has been a long drawn out process, but I now have the laminate flooring laid in both rooms. It actually looks better now it is laid than it appeared as a sample, so I am extremely happy with the outcome. Now comes the long laboriuous process of gradually transferring each item from the living room and kitchen back into the bedrooms. I will be cleaning each item as they are transferred, which will al least result in an excellent level of spring cleaning. The fun part will be reattaching all the cables and leads to the rear of my desktop computer. My computer’s audio system alone had 6 cables to reconnect.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21000)
• United States
11 Apr 16
It does look really nice.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
It looks even better than the photograph shows because it is a richer tone.
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@ramapo17 (17935)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Apr 16
@Asylum I always like the wood look instead of carpeting.
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• United States
11 Apr 16
@Asylum Very nice looking! What is the name of the flooring (For color reference)?
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
Ridiculous though it may sound, I have no idea. I chose the laminate at their shop and took no interest of the colour or style names.
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• Japan
12 Apr 16
@Asylum "Brown"?
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
12 Apr 16
@petatonicsca They never seem to use such simple words for colours or styles.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
11 Apr 16
Wow what a lovely look there now Koalemos. So clean and colorful.. I hope this serves you well now. Good you are satisfied.
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• United States
11 Apr 16
@TiarasOceanView It should serve him well! Here is what my dad's floor looked like after 12 years!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
11 Apr 16
@Berniezeitler Wow Bernie..so clean and new looking even.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
I had new carpets fitted in the living room and stairs a couple of years ago, but the bedroom carpets were looking old. It looks even better than I expected.
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• United States
11 Apr 16
That looks really good, Good job !
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
It is excellent and I am delighted with it.
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• United States
11 Apr 16
@Asylum I bet there was a lot of elbow grease and hard work involved
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
@enlightenedpsych2 I did not care about that because I did not do the job.
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@ElicBxn (60016)
• United States
11 Apr 16
The floor looks beautiful! I hear ya about connecting computers, I dread doing it myself. I wish I could have floors that look that good, but the cats would ruin them in short order.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
I would imagine cats may ruin them if they scratch a lot, but they are so easy to clean.
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@ElicBxn (60016)
• United States
11 Apr 16
@Asylum oh, its worse than scratching... much worse
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
@ElicBxn Oh of course, it is gets wet it may expand and therefore bulge it parts.
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@rosekiss (30159)
• Eugene, Oregon
11 Apr 16
It really looks nice. I love my laminate flooring as well. It is in all the rooms but the bathrooms and kitchen. My son laid it for me, and he really worked hard at it too. The only room, he didnt have to do was the living room as it was already laid there. I had to make sure that i bought the same colorr, and I had to find out from the previous owner where they got it from, and then I would get it from the same place. I bought enough, and in fact, there are two boxes left over, but I have them for repairs in case I would have to have some replaced, which I do a few, as they got water under them, and it didn't get wiped up right away, and it cause the flooring to come up on one corner. As a whole though, it looks really good, and I love it.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
The effect of water is the only real problem, but it is an excellent flooring material.
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@rosekiss (30159)
• Eugene, Oregon
11 Apr 16
@Asylum Yes, it certainly is. There was carpeting, and my decided that since the living room already had it, that laminate flooring was better, since I was planning on having dogs. I have been enjoying the laminate flooring, and glad that I have it and not carpeting.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
@rosekiss It would certainly make a difference when cleaning up dog hairs, which would stick to a carpet.
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@DWDavis (11151)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
11 Apr 16
The floor looks great. I don't envy you the job of getting all the furniture and computer equipment back in order.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
I have made a start, but it is going to have to be done in small sessions.
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@Corbin5 (74071)
• United States
11 Apr 16
That does look beautiful! Putting everything back the way it was will be a challenge for sure.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
It really is. I finally got the bed upstairs on the third attempt. It is a sharp turn at the top and twice the mattress slipped and slid back down.
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@marguicha (78317)
• Chile
11 Apr 16
The floor looks lovely! I am very happy with my over 10 year old laminated floor in my first floor. It is easy to clean and a lot more healthy than carpet.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
This is the real benefit because carpet does look old after a few years.
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@carebear29 (24794)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
11 Apr 16
Looks very nice
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
It looks even better in reality but it looks lighter in the picture.
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• Westland, Michigan
11 Apr 16
It looks very nice.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
It is very rich in colour without the light reflecting, so I am delighted with it.
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@jaboUK (49021)
• United Kingdom
11 Apr 16
I'm glad it's all done, and it does look good.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
Now I just need a few anti gravity pads so I get everything back upstairs.
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@jaboUK (49021)
• United Kingdom
11 Apr 16
@Asylum Have you got anybody to help you? That will be hard work.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
@jaboUK I will simply take my time and do it over a period of time.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Apr 16
It looks beautiful! I love the color, so clean and fresh looking. =)
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
It is exactly what I was looking for and well worth every penny.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Apr 16
@Asylum That's so awesome! I am so happy for you. =) One day if I ever own a home I want pergo flooring in it. My husband did a job for his customers with that and it also looked amazing! I will show you a picture of it.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
@LovingMyBabies The surface of the flooring is very reflective, as seen by the window reflected on the floor. I had the same problem and finally closed the curtains and took a lower shot to reduce the effect, which is why mine appears lighter than it really is.
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• Preston, England
11 Apr 16
great job on the floor itself - well done
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
I did not fit it because I finally decided that too many things could have gone wrong, so I had the job done professionally.
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• Preston, England
11 Apr 16
@Asylum I woul certainly have brought in the experts too
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
@arthurchappell I was really tempted to fit it myself, but it was risky.
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@akalinus (12428)
• United States
11 Apr 16
It's beautiful. Congrats!
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
I am delighted with the result and the rich tone makes it look like real wood.
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@Susan2015 (17968)
• United States
11 Apr 16
It looks great! So glad they showed up and did the job.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
11 Apr 16
I am now on n the process of moving the furniture back and currently resting after struggling to get the bed back upstairs.
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@just4him (85216)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Apr 16
I hope you had fun doing all that. It does give motivation for spring cleaning and the satisfaction it's finished. The flooring looks great and I'm glad they came and did it and didn't come up with another delayed excuse.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
14 Apr 16
They arrived and did an excellent job, so the rooms just need refilling, which is almost finished.
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@just4him (85216)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 Apr 16
@Asylum That is totally awesome!
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
15 Apr 16
@just4him It is looking better now that the furniture is back in the rooms.
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@JudyEv (91862)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Apr 16
Your floor looks really lovely and very similar to ours although our planks may not be quite so wide. I can never understand where all these cords come from or where they all go!
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
12 Apr 16
Reconnecting all the computer cables is not difficult, just laborious.
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@JudyEv (91862)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Apr 16
@Asylum That's all good then.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
12 Apr 16
@JudyEv Oh yes, it will be just fine.
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@millie02 (5654)
• United Kingdom
12 Apr 16
Your new floor looks lovely, did you fit it yourself? I know what you mean about the cables, they get on my nerves too.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
12 Apr 16
My original intention was to fit it myself, but when I researched the process there were some potential risks, so I had it done professionally.
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@owlwings (37879)
• Cambridge, England
12 Apr 16
It's looking very good! You must be well satisfied. It's a bit late now, I suppose, but when I have some complicated cabling to take down and put up again, I use a camera to take a few quick shots before I dismantle it all. Then I just have to refer to the photos to see what goes where.
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@Asylum (46319)
• Manchester, England
12 Apr 16
I will have no problem identifying which cable goes where, but it will be a long job.
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