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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:31 pm 
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Not long brought my first property , the place is covered in crappy looking woodchip wallpaper and some terrible cheap looking carpet ,
I've started stripping walls removing skirting ect.
Now the problem lies I was going to laminate throughout the house , but the laminate I've already started doing in the bedrooms doesn't have a like for like nosing to fit to stairs
So is there another alternative which isn't to much of a ball ache?
If not value wise if I was to have the stairs and upstairs landing in carpet and the rest of the house in laminate will this have much effect on sale price?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:10 pm 
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No, I think carpet is better for stairs. It sound deadens any traffic up and down the stairs. I do not like laminate much anyway and I woudl certainly not have it in first floor rooms as it will sound like an Irish dancing competition when people walk around.

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Another vote for carpet on the stairs and in my experience on the first floor because there is too much noise transfer and after a while it will drive you nuts.
I think it's a good idea to have laminate downstairs especially in the hallway as that is where most of the dirt will be when you come in from the street in the rain or whatever.

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carpet for sure, It keeps the noise down, If you have kids in bed, Or work shifts it doesn't disturb others from their slumber

cost of laminate on stairs will out weigh the cost of a half decent carpet, prices of carpet will depend on the area your in you don't want high end Axminster in a council house, nor a £2.99 cord in a million+ penthouse


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Thanks for the replies , I live alone so noise isn't an issue

I did ideally wanted laminate throughout the house , but think I'm going to go for carpet on the stairs and landing then laminate throughout the rest


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Pee91 wrote:
Thanks for the replies , I live alone so noise isn't an issue



But you said earlier...

Pee91 wrote:
will this have much effect on sale price?


So the noise may not be an issue to you but may well be for any-one wishing to purchase the property in future.

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I'd also say carpet is the better option. There is as mentioned the issue of noise which might not bother the owner but might affect potential buyers or neighbours but I think the OP has already highlighted the biggest problem , that of finishing the edge of the laminate on each step . It has to be both attractive and tough enough for everyday use. The nosings and risers I would think don't match the laminate and while it's easy enough to clad the riser removing the nosing to replace with something to match would be a lot more difficult , time consuming and expensive . I have in the past had to replace nosings on a stairs in a situation where the stairs couldn't be replaced but did require upgrade and repair so I know such a thing can be done but wouldn't really recommend it.


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