Good Questions: Replacing Out-dated Carpeting?

Good Questions: Replacing Out-dated Carpeting?

Colleen Quinn
May 12, 2009

Apartment Therapy DC reader Charmaine needs help de-greening her house: "My husband and I have just purchased a 1966 contemporary house in North Carolina. We loved the open spaces, natural light, and huge glass doors leading out to enclosed courtyards. The problem? Miles of 20-year-old green carpet. We are going to de-green, but we can't decide on what to do. We have thought of three options: (1) concrete, (2) bamboo/hardwood, or (3) some sort of gray stone that can be used outdoors as well so that we can incorporate the courtyards seamlessly into the space. The rooms involved would be the entryway, living room (see photo), dining room, and kitchen. We should also say that we have a 70 pound black lab and a baby on the way, so whatever it is should be friendly enough to both. We would love some input from Apartment Therapy readers!"

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Charmaine,
What a great house- fabulous windows and built-ins! We've never lived with concrete or stone floors but we're certain our readers have advice and recommendations to share. We love hardwood floors, but really anything would be a dramatic improvement over those miles of green...

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