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Carpet is knackered only in the 'dining' half of L-shaped lounge diner. WWYD??

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TerryLean Fri 14-Oct-11 16:25:48

When I say knackered, I mean actually threadbare and beyond redemption, especially the bit that is just inside the patio doors to the garden.

The carpet in the living room part of the room is fine as it hasn't had anywhere near the wear and tear.

Don't really want carpet in the dining room again, so does that mean putting in wood or Karndean-type stuff in just that section?

The floor underneath the carpet is dead flat as it's old plastic tiles on concrete (sadly very ugly ones, so we can't just take the carpet up).

Ideally would like to install wood floor throughout, but finances tight. What would you do?

LaurieFairyCake Fri 14-Oct-11 16:27:30

A pretty rug over the thread bare part.

And some nice accessories to jooze it up.

Cheap, effective and most importantly, NO DISRUPTION!

Witchathulu Fri 14-Oct-11 16:27:56

Yep - wood on the part that needs it, but make sure there's one of those bridging edges between the carpet and the wood, iyswim - not sure what they're called!

TerryLean Fri 14-Oct-11 16:39:02

Laurie - a rug is DH's favoured option (he is definitely one for minimal expenditure and disruption!). I'm arguing against it because it would have to extend right under the dining table to cover worn bits, which would be a pain as one of the chairs we use all the time would be half on and half off the rug, and might catch on it as it gets pushed in and out. I'm also a bit worried about it being a trip hazard as it would be on a high traffic area between dining room / kitchen and in and out of the garden. I guess if it was a v thin rug that was somehow fixed to the carpet it might work?

Witchathulu - do you think wood rather than Karndean?

TerryLean Sat 15-Oct-11 09:20:52


RandomMess Sat 15-Oct-11 09:22:41

Get some modern vinyl stuff or engineered wood?

BedatHogwarts Sat 15-Oct-11 09:29:24

Ebay often has ends of ranges, or stock that contractors have left over from commercial jobs, really cheap. Or try a trade supplier like Kimpton Flooring.

You should be able to pick up enough for your dining area without spending a fortune, then just use a divider bar between the wood and the existing carpet.

TerryLean Sat 15-Oct-11 10:30:22

Thanks folks smile

Hogwarts - thanks for the link, looks useful, will investigate that and ebay further.

Engineered wood would be nice too, not sure how the costs compare to Amtico etc. It would have to withstand wet shoes from the garden, dining rooms spills etc.

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