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Old 10-06-2012, 12:43 PM   #21
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Re: Wooden Pergo floating floor in their Escape..

Cathy & Alice, I like your idea of a small vacuum or hair dryer to get rid of all the little stuff. I am going to give that a try this coming weekend. We are going to a family reunion in Dickinson, ND, and we are looking forward to the chance to show our escape off to the relatives. So a clean floor is a "must", at least at first. Thanks much for the thought.

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:30 AM   #22
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Re: Wooden Pergo floating floor in their Escape..

I put Pergo in our bedroom and wish I hadn't. While it looks good and can withstand a little bit of water, it has a few drawbacks. First, if water does seep between the joints, it can swell and create ridges. Second, its LOUD. Dog nails clatter and click on the flooring. Third, it's pretty slippery.

The cork flooring seems like a good compromise, but we've avoided it as we worried about dog nails tearing it up. If I did anything, I'd consider either sheet vinyl or that peel-and-stick vinyl stuff. So far, we're okay with the flooring supplied. With the dogs (three good-sized, active mixed-breed rescues) and the dirt and mud we bring in, we need a flooring that can handle it.


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Old 10-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #23
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Re: Wooden Pergo floating floor in their Escape..

Leon, here's the vac if you don't have anything yet, or for anyone else. It's a Black and Decker 18V that we bought at Sears. You can see it has a long nose which is great for the door area. The nose folds underneath for storing.
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