Flooring advice for hall/kitchen/dining room

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m0therofdragons Fri 28-Aug-20 16:49:47

We currently have Karndean dark wood effect flooring. It’s fine and was here when we moved in. It’s about 18 years old so has lost its sheen and has the odd scrape mark but only noticeable if you look closely. Our downstairs cloakroom has had a leak so insurance will cover that room being re done and the hall as both are affected but kitchen and dining room aren’t affected. Insurer has said they would pay 50% of replacing the flooring in those rooms so it matches. This sounds reasonable to me and I’m seriously considering it. It’ll still cost us about £1k but doing it in one go so it all matches makes savings longer term.

Suddenly I’m looking at flooring that wasn’t really on my agenda. I’ve only ever replaced flooring once before and went for porcelain tiles. Does anyone have any tips, things to avoid, things to look for?

Any advice gratefully received as I really need to get it right so it’ll hopefully last another 18+ years! Thank you

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Darkestseasonofall Fri 28-Aug-20 16:52:11

Get more LVT put down, you know all the plus sides of it, and presumably your sub floor is decent.

m0therofdragons Fri 28-Aug-20 16:58:53

The Karndean is functional but I don’t love it and can’t steam clean due to glue. I’m not sure what the pluses are over porcelain tiles or parquet flooring?

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Darkestseasonofall Fri 28-Aug-20 18:40:27

For me tiles are cold underfoot and everything that drops on them breaks.

Parquet needs sanding every few years and can look really terrible if not expertly fitted (although I appreciate that some people have more tolerance for gaps etc, but it'd give me a headache).

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