Edi wrote:Out of curiosity, how common are all hardwood floors in the US? I've understood that it's mostly carpet (what we call "full floor carpet") rather than hardwood or laminate, which is what is the prevailing type here.
Well, sir, that depends on exactly what you mean by "common". Actually, that's a lie. There's a right way, a do-it-yer-selfway, and what the home builder specifies.
See, were it up to me, all floors would be like my dick... hard wood. Besides lending itself to my juvenile ways, hardwood floors offer the sort of value and durability that a right thinking man (or woman, or transgendered person (seriously out of the goddamn loop on gender pronouns, dicks)) should want in their homes.
After that I'd rather go vinyl flooring just because liquids are easier to clean.
Then carpet. But not just any carpet, some sort of poly-whatsits-fiber-shit-you've-never-heard-of with 9lbs padding if God doesn't hate you. But for a small fee, you can have selected areas of your home not made of piss magnet fibers. For a "small fee".
Guess which is the right way, the dumbass way, and the homebuilder way? T