A magazine dedicated to one topic: flooring. Beautiful Flooring that is.
I could not pass it up at the newsstand. A crucial element in our homes, flooring is the backbone to each and every room.
Select It, Install It, Maintain It, Styles that Endure & Best Choices for Your Home have captured my attention. And I just had to see what this magazine had to offer in terms of inspiration.
Our lifestyles are part of the decision-making process in flooring selection. In our previous home, we debated whether to replace the vinyl flooring in the kitchen with wood flooring. We toyed with the idea of installing laminate wood flooring but since we do not have children nor any pets, we opted for old fashioned wood floors.
That's not to say though that families with children and pets cannot have wood flooring. We look at the pros and cons of wear & tear and how much use that particular space will get.
Carpeting offers a variety of options to consider. Besides color selection, there is the type of pile and durability to think about.
In our current home, our entire upstairs is carpeted. And if I could do it over again today, I would have wood flooring installed throughout the entire floor. This would allow us the opportunity to personalize each room with rugs, another great flooring option.
And I would change the stair case runner on our stairs.
I'd like to install a stair case runner with a pattern to gain some contrast and perk things up a bit. Right now, you can see wear and tear beginning to take shape from the daily traffic this area receives.
AbbeyK from On Interior Design shared some great options for stair case runners recently. And when I asked her about sisal as a stair case runner, she mentioned how slippery they can be. It becomes a question of looks and being practical as well as safe. I do not want to go sleigh riding down the stairs on my bum.
There are more choices to consider in flooring, like tile, stone, marble. And new trends to read about such as bamboo flooring.
This magazine has generated a mind-full of ideas on flooring, so you can say that I was inspired and am eager to execute some new projects.