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I had the same experience while cleaning today.
You'll have to tell me what you think of that flooring your putting down. I have thought about doing the same thing here.
 

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Baby Duck, I have been wanting to put in some wood laminate flooring in the living room and get rid of the dark red carpet (dog hair), but was concerned about what the dogs would do to it. I have a small dinning area between the kitchen and living room I thought I'd try since it's a high traffic area.
 

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Leroy always helps me around the yard. Pooper-scooping, gathering kindling, stacking firewood, etc. I've always got a 60 lb speed bump under my heels. Then, when I'm done, I give him a pat and tell him what a good job he did helping!
 

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I know I am new here (this being my first post and all) but having been redaing these posts for the 24 hours that I've been waiting for my registration to come through, I don't think anyone would mind my opinion.

When we pulled up the tile and laid new laminate in our kitchen, we used those baby gates to keep Sunny, our older female out of the kitchen. Unfortunatly because of this we couldn't get any great pictures like y'all have. We didn't have to worry about Buckley, our younger male that we adopted, because we had had him less than a year, and he was still very averse to loud noises, like hammering, along with anything that looked like he could be hit with (If I ever find the person who had him before us it won't be pretty... ok done ranting).

But if you want to keep them out, the baby gate is my suggestion, but then I ask the question, if you are true Basset nuts (and yes I am one of you/us), why would you want them out?

As for our two helping, they like to help in the kitchen, which, being as small as it is, can be a problem.
 

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They do want to help out with everything.

Here is Clara`s tracks in the GLUE :eek: on the floor.
We had to pick gravel and sand from Claras paws for several hours. She literally picked up everything on her paws the rest of that day.



And she thouroughly enjoyed all the extra attention....
 
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Those sure do look like true basset prints. Mine are always walking in circles wagging their tails. I know my kitchen floor gets wet when it rains(with 3 dogs) and they come in so happy wagging and slipping. It is so cute.

We too are doing work on our kitchen. Ours is due to Mollie doing a little redecorating of her own and then we took over. So we have been taking the wallpaper down. Now we are sanding the walls. We taped the kitchen door with plastic to avoid as much dust as possible. We had 2 bassets whinning at the plastic the whole time. I sat and just laughed with my husband. I never think of getting my camera. Ya'll are so good!
 

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Originally posted by Steinar, Emma and Doris:
Flooring:

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I have the same flooring as you Steinar (assuming it came from Ikea). It's going in, sometime in March. We got a slightly darker color though.
 

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Yup, I did pull out my green carpet and put in Ikea laminate floor. It works great and easy to clean.
I laid down a small rug by the door, so they could still lay there if they wanted to.
 

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My floor isn't purchased from IKEA, but I guess it's rather similar to those they have there, maybe produced in the same factory.

But don't buy the thinnest and cheapest they have, it's very easy to ruin the joints because it's too fragile. And be aware that laminate is very hard and noises from nails are multiplied. Water and urine will leak down in the joints and make them raise if not dried up rather fast.
 

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We got the 8mm stuff, not the 7. The underlayment is also critical. I'm betting the dogs will hate the new flooring at first. I, on the other hand, will love it. No more shampooing/cleaning/deodorizing the carpet.
 

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We have Mannington laminate that has a special joint between boards - it has a 20 year guarantee against moisture damage. We have come home to puddles that have been there awhile, and it just sits on top. No soaking in. It is really loud though. You can see alittle bit of it in this pic.
 

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I recognize that dog bed, Marcia. :)
 

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Best dog bed deal there is! $19.99 at Costco!
 

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Waterproof joints sounds like a good idea, 8 mm also.
Some laminate comes with a special coating underneath that's supposed to reduce noises.

Nice bed, Marcia!
 
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