pindokhan123 wrote: valerie that pressed floor is called laminate i guess,it interlocks with each other giving the appearance of wooden boards,,,i had it in my house back in the UK and had an indoor cat,,,,,,,,,,,now what really peed me off,my cat,a male tabby had a soft spot just by the dining room door and would pee every single time next to it,after a while the laminate rose and i couldn't get it back down and to replace that one piece,means lifting the whole god damn thing up coz its all interlocking......so when i finally sold my house,i vowed never to have laminate again,or at least not a cat in the house.
Laminate goes over the flooring.
My ex husband is a carpenter and he helped me build my house.
I was actually referring to a very heavy duty tongue and groove 'sub flooring'.
I do have laminate flooring in a large part of my house. It's rather heavy duty, you could say.
It's a very dark wood grain color. I put a good underlayment down and the floor is quiet. It
doesn't scratch......well it will scratch as anything will but you'd have to really try hard to get
it scratched. Yep, it comes in planks usually, mine is planks. I do have a house dog and a
house cat but they don't pee on the floor. Their bathroom is located in my utility
room and that is ceramic flooring. My cat uses a litter box and my dog uses wee wee pads.
My bathrooms and den is also ceramic.
There is pro's and con's to laminate and wood flooring. Wood flooring does scratch and does
so much easier than a good laminate flooring. Wood flooring however can be sanded to remove
scratches and laminate flooring cannot be sanded. Wood flooring can last a hundred years or
more. The laminate flooring I have, is guaranteed for 50 years. Laminate flooring is very easy
to care for. Wood flooring is harder to take care of.
If your laminate flooring isn't sealed, you don't want it to get very wet. In reality you wouldn't
want your wood flooring to get very wet either. I've had wood flooring in other houses and I
used a steam cleaner some times on those.
I even have this laminate flooring in my kitchen.
I use a swifter mop with replacement wet sheets. I mop the floor with those and every so
often, I will use a product called 'Bona for laminate flooring'.
Which ever you choose, do NOT let the cat pee on the floor.