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to be sooo happy about my new carpet?

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Bogeyface Wed 09-Jan-13 00:29:05

Got laminate when it was first fashionable because I believed the BS about it being easier to care for, more practical blah blah. In reality it is cold, hard, needs sweeping AND mopping several times a day, and looks really unwelcoming. Also, it is not nice for crawling babies.

I finally decided to get a carpet with some money I had saved up. Negotiated a brilliant deal and got it fitted today. I love it. I keep looking at it and at the whole room with it in, and the gold rod between the lounge and the dining room, that is still laminated, makes me smile!

H said "OK, dont go on, its just a carpet!"


BunFagFreddie Wed 09-Jan-13 00:31:28

YANBU, who doesn't love getting nice new things for their house? Enjoy your new carpet.

ILikeWhisperingToo Wed 09-Jan-13 00:31:55

um Im not quite sure what you think you are being U about.

I am distracted by the thought of lovely new carpet smell though smile

blackeyedsusan Wed 09-Jan-13 00:32:26

no not bu. bet he did not mop or crawl about on it for that matter.

well earned pride in saving and getting I think! may it stay new looking for a long time!

Bogeyface Wed 09-Jan-13 00:32:45

Thanks smile

I tried to tell him that its like a new dress that you get to wear every day, but strangely enough, he didnt get it hmm grin

blackeyedsusan Wed 09-Jan-13 00:33:12

yes lovely new carpet semell. bet mine has a faint smell of wee... <sigh>

Bogeyface Wed 09-Jan-13 00:33:58

My new phrase is

"SHOES"!!!!! when the kids walk in grin

I would never ever ask guests to remove their shoes, but I would swear and moan about them if they bring muck in!

smilingismyfavourite Wed 09-Jan-13 00:34:12

YANBU New carpet is fab!!

Narked Wed 09-Jan-13 00:35:35

How did it need 'sweeping AND mopping several times a day' confused

Bogeyface Wed 09-Jan-13 00:36:42

6 kids and house that opens onto the street.

I didnt say that I actually mopped and swept it though did I wink

Narked Wed 09-Jan-13 00:38:27

grin Fair point.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 09-Jan-13 00:39:01

YANBU. I love getting new things for house almost as much as I enjoy buying clothes.

It's new,you saved for it,it's special.

I do love laminate floors though. That's mostly to do with my hideous (they're beautiful and lovely really) cats who completely infested my flat with fleas in the middle of last year. Fleas never fucking die if you have carpets. I detest them.

SquinkiesRule Wed 09-Jan-13 00:51:31

We are waiting on new carpets I can't wait. Congrats to you OP.

Softlysoftly Wed 09-Jan-13 00:57:51

YANBU. We got new hall carpet in October as my pre children idiotic choice cream carpet was more of a mucky brown and shamed me. Got a cheap roll end of a more sensible colour and I still look at it daily and love it a little more.

Long may your new carpet joy last huzzah!

Sugarice Wed 09-Jan-13 06:42:47

There is nothing more lovely than having something new in the house especially carpet grin.

There's that smell too and the need to hoover to get the excess fluff up.

I need new carpet!grin

HRMumness Wed 09-Jan-13 06:54:28

My parents made the mistake of having carpet when myself and two brothers were little. Both times we destroyed it blush. Tracking dirt in, spilling things etc. Hopefully your carpets stay nice and new, just don't let the kids anywhere near it wink

We have dark solid wood flooring with lots of rugs which I love but it can show the dust. We had laminate in our old rented flat and it is awful. Especially as they obviously picked the cheapest stuff they could find hmm

mumtorobbie Wed 09-Jan-13 08:45:46

OOh I'm with you on this.

We're halfway through doing up our 30s semi and my DH was insistent he wanted real wood floors, which I know are practical but are cold and unwelcoming.

When I realised he wanted to rip the original skirting in order to get the best finish on said wooden floors, I put my foot down and we've met halfway on sisal carpet.

I cannot wait. The carpet in here is 30 years old and is filthy. It pains me to look at it!

valiumredhead Wed 09-Jan-13 08:53:32

Real wood floors are warm and welcoming and nothing like laminate mum!

valiumredhead Wed 09-Jan-13 08:55:12

OP when we got married we asked for money towards carpeting our flat instead of presents - people kept asking for a present list and we didn't need anything - people were SO generous we got the whole flat done. I still remember the lovely smell of new carpet when I came home from work and saw it looking all lovely for the first time grin

NettoHoHoHoSuperstar Wed 09-Jan-13 09:00:16

I've got new carpet and new laminate, get megrin
(Just moved)

TraineeBabyCatcher Wed 09-Jan-13 11:18:06

Oh but new carpets ARE wonderful. Can't beat walking into a room (whilst is still empty) and admiring how wonder it looks. We have a new carpet put in the lounge a while back and I still love how good it looks.

Sugarice Wed 09-Jan-13 12:58:19

Equally, there is nothing worse than the first time there is a spillage on beautiful new carpet!wink I think our record for stains was probably three weeks.

Bogeyface Wed 09-Jan-13 13:33:22


It will not happen! Never ever ever ever ever!

No, just....NO!!!!

HazleNutt Wed 09-Jan-13 13:41:07

If the floor needed sweeping and mopping several times per day, then all this dirt will now just stay in the carpet, wont' it?

(not a single carpeted room in my house. Underfloor heating though).

Feminine Wed 09-Jan-13 13:56:18

I can't wait to sort out the carpeting here...

The damp problem needs to be resolved first though.

I hate laminate too, always looks cold and cheap.

In our American home we had painted floorboards, that looked crap too! grin

YANBU ...I guess you had to ask that as carpet still gets such a bad press!

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