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Can you change flooring?

In my new house I wanna totally trash the old carpet. The front living room and hallway will be laminate. The upstairs will be different carpets and in the bird rooms laminate again. I am painting well in advance so my birds won't be harmed, but is there anything that could possibly harm them ripping the carpet up, putting some down etc?

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When you put the flooring down dont you need glue? Maybe that could? I dont know im not a carpenter. Lol

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See that's what I though D:

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Does laminate not slot together??

Not sure on the carpet though probably depends whats underneath it and how long it's been down.

Are you renting? If so you need the landlords permission and they might make you change it back if/when you stop renting.
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The landlord has said we can do what we want within reason so the carpet and stuff should be okay. It's pretty run down now

I'm worried about stuff coming off the carpet when it's bought up at the moment

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I just read that new carpet is toxic!

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Thats crazy! Well its nice to know anyways. I would think the laminate would be fine so long as no glie sticks ups, but I also think laminate just has to be slotted in and not glued?

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Laminate just fits together. Super easy to clean as well. I have it throughout my house. Birds can have all sorts of accidents and messes and cleans up easily. Also, hard to scratch

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I think the most I can afford is the fake laminate currently, and then carpet in other places. I think the fake stuff is stuck down but it already has something on the back of it to just pop it on I was looking into it and asking around everywhere. Somebody told me to ask the people I'm buying it from to air it out for 7 days and then when I bring it into the house make sure I have my birds around an air purifier. That's fine I can do that, so long as the people are okay about airing it. If ANYTHING happens to my birds because they didn't I'll be fuming. The only parts of the house that will have the laminate or if I can't afford it, fake laminate, will be the office room which will have 2 cages in it for bigger birds that won't be filled for a while, the other bird room housing Morris, Dexter, Perry, Pickles, Darwin and Harvey, the downstairs hallway and the living room. Carpet will be up the stairs, the landing, the guest bedroom and the master bedroom

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I think the most I can afford is the fake laminate currently, and then carpet in other places. I think the fake stuff is stuck down but it already has something on the back of it to just pop it on I was looking into it and asking around everywhere. Somebody told me to ask the people I'm buying it from to air it out for 7 days and then when I bring it into the house make sure I have my birds around an air purifier. That's fine I can do that, so long as the people are okay about airing it. If ANYTHING happens to my birds because they didn't I'll be fuming. The only parts of the house that will have the laminate or if I can't afford it, fake laminate, will be the office room which will have 2 cages in it for bigger birds that won't be filled for a while, the other bird room housing Morris, Dexter, Perry, Pickles, Darwin and Harvey, the downstairs hallway and the living room. Carpet will be up the stairs, the landing, the guest bedroom and the master bedroom
Wait are you buying or renting? Buying you can do what you like lol.
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No no no we're renting haha. Spoke to the landlord today and she said I can do whatever I want after I've been there for 6 months. I can put my own furniture in but the bathroom, fireplace and painted/decorating etc. will not be done until July now. Sigh! It means I have got to put the birds somewhere for a week or so

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