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Do you have lino on your landing?

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SpringSpringSpring Sun 24-Jul-16 12:09:25

And if so are you happy with it? And how does it work with the top of the stairs?

SpringSpringSpring Mon 25-Jul-16 09:18:04

Hmm I'm guessing this means no-one does... so the hunt for non-carpet alternatives continues!

So far have discarded laminate as probably too noisy and cork as too easily damaged. And the floorboards are too gappy to leave as they are.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 25-Jul-16 09:23:24

Why not carpet?

faceymcfuckface Mon 25-Jul-16 09:24:41

I've never seen this! Have seen sort of rubber flooring in ultra modern stylish homes but only in magazines. Lino sounds a bit weird.

SweetPea79 Mon 25-Jul-16 09:26:19

That sisal type stuff?

Why not carpet though?

SweetPea79 Mon 25-Jul-16 09:28:00

If you're looking at alternatives, I saw a leather floor on Home Front many years ago that looked amazing, but was about £600 a square metre or something (this must have been about 15/20 years ago!!)

SpringSpringSpring Mon 25-Jul-16 11:30:01

Why not carpet?
We don't have carpet anywhere in the house as we really don't like it. We spent a lot of time living in countries where the whole house is tiled and loved that, but it's not practical in a cold country so we are trying ti find good alternatives. I know a lot of people on here are big carpet fans but it's not for us - we are quite happy to accept we might have to put down a cheap one to sell and that's fine because we're not planning on moving any time soon.

When we took up the carpets we were hoping to get something like the first picture, the reality is the boards are not great, so would have to be painted a bit like the second picture, and so then I wondered about covering them over with a continuous flat surface like lino/vinyl, something like the third picture (no idea what is actually on that floor).

MachiKoro Mon 25-Jul-16 11:33:33

I would think you'd need to match the stairs. Are the stairs wooden? Are they just the boards with carpet taken off and painted?

Enb76 Mon 25-Jul-16 11:34:44

I don't like carpet either. I have lino in my kitchen and floorboards everywhere else. Mine are gappy but it doesn't seem to matter too much in terms of insulation. If it's a high wear area then lino is better than vinyl as the colour is all the way through rather than just on the surface, also more environmentally friendly if you care about that sort of stuff. Nice under foot too - I don't like wearing shoes in the house.

evilharpy Mon 25-Jul-16 11:39:13

What about lvt (luxury vinyl tile)? We looked at some recently for the kitchen. Amtico, Camaro, Rhino were some of the brand names. It looks very very close to actual wood if that's what you want.

Sonnet Mon 25-Jul-16 11:39:26

I have dark wood floorboards and a runner down the middle

SpringSpringSpring Mon 25-Jul-16 11:41:47

Stairs are just painted boards, yes. I wouldn't mind changing them to match whatever we did on the landing - we initially did it as an experiment and found they are fine like that. Or maybe we should keep the boards and have some washable rugs down on the landing to cover the worst bits.

That's interesting about lino/vinyl thanks Enb, I wasn't sure if there really was any difference so I obviously need to do some reading up. We don't have shoes in the house either, so something nice underfoot would be good.

superram Mon 25-Jul-16 11:43:36

We have jar dean in our hall-no reason you couldn't put it on your landing.

wowfudge Mon 25-Jul-16 11:52:25

LVT would be a good, durable alternative to carpet. But I like carpet so apart from in bathrooms would always have carpet upstairs.

EatingMyHat Mon 25-Jul-16 11:59:53

How about this?

SpringSpringSpring Mon 25-Jul-16 12:34:23

Thanks all! The karndean stuff could work though I'm still not sure how it would be fitted to the top of the stairs. I mean, you can't roll it over presumably, the way you do with carpet? Maybe I should go to a showroom and ask, we would get it fitted anyway.

My only other doubt is that we have wooden floorboards in the bedrooms and so fake wood going up to them might look too strange but maybe that is the same with any change of flooring.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 25-Jul-16 13:08:06

We don't have carpet either assist from stairs and landing- too noisy even without shoes ime. <Also brought up in a country with no carpets 😁>

Enb76 Mon 25-Jul-16 13:56:44

I wouldn't go for wood-a-like as I think it looks a bit rubbish if you have actual wooden flooring in your house and never quite blends.

NattyTile Mon 25-Jul-16 14:01:20

How about coir or sisal? Could run a strip down the centre of the stairs too?

I dislike carpets but had to have them fitted on the stairs in the end for safety (non slip and mildly padded; very steep ancient staircase and carrying children).

SpringSpringSpring Mon 25-Jul-16 14:37:21

I really like the look of coir and sisal but they would have the same limitations as carpet for us in terms of dirt - right now I feel that I need floors I can wash or pick up and put in the washing machine/hang on the line.

I know what you mean about stairs, I wasn't sure when we took the carpet up but it's felt fine, not slippy at all. I actually think rubber can look great on stairs in modern places like (1) but ours is a bit old for that to work I think - we'd probably try treads like (2) if we change our minds on bare wood.

NattyTile Mon 25-Jul-16 17:32:53

Oh wow I love number 2 - never seen anything like that before!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 25-Jul-16 19:14:56

Those treads would hurt with just socks on!

WankersHacksandThieves Tue 26-Jul-16 19:11:20

You could replace with engineered wood flooring and the can take that right down the stairs too - the use stuff like this to cover the stair edges:

LBOCS2 Tue 26-Jul-16 19:20:11

Why not replace the floorboards and stain in one colour?

Takingsooty Tue 26-Jul-16 20:38:56

We've got reclaimed oak boards and TBH I'm not keen, they look attractive but are very noisy. Same on the stairs.

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