We are in the process of having our kitchen, family room and hallways re-floored. The previous covering was carpet and tiles and both were looking very dated and the carpet was well worn.
We have chosen a laminate floor and we have been through the process of having the tiles and carpet lifted. The carpet was easy but boy what a mess when the tiles were lifted. The floor had to be ground back to the concrete and there was concrete dust everywhere.
We now have a floor ready for the wood laminate to be laid today. There will be a bit of paint touching up to do when it is all finished.