Sunday, June 26, 2011

Flooring Decided

We have finally made all our decisions on flooring.

I wanted polished concrete in the family room for a number of reasons:
  • the slab is thermal mass for the house and covering it with another layer would insulate it from the sun
  • polished concrete requires no maintenance
  • it will link visually with the concrete patio just outside
My concrete will not be given a really high-gloss finish, lest the room feel like a shopping centre. I'll have a satin gloss. The concrete is coloured Honey Mustard and contains Nepean River Gravel, which includes white, yellow and red quartz. We've asked for the slab outside to be sprayed a similar colour.

Up the steps and into the kitchen and entrance we will have Marmoleum Real in 'Tan Pink':


As you can imagine, this is a related colour.

The study, bedrooms and hall will be given a woollen carpet: Channing in 'Tunic'. This wollen carpet is a textured cut-and-loop with tiny deep blue squares on a greyed caramel background. It looks good with all our paint chips, and the blue-grey element is picked up in the Marmoleum.

We're just having plain white tiles in the laundry/toilet, which will go well with the mint-green walls.

Of course, we'll have to move our boxes out for the carpet to go in. I'm not looking forward to that!

UPDATE: According to Green magazine's article in this month's edition, we have made good choices.

7 comments:

hometown girl said...

look forward to seeing it down! thank you for dropping by!! susan

Angela said...

Wow! You are tackling a huge reno! It is looking great so far, I love your patio area. Good luck with all the work. Thanks for stopping by!
~Angela

Desire Empire said...

Hi
Just wanted to let you know with the Ceasarstone. Make sure it is well checked for faults before it is glued down. I would never use it again but it looks great until it starts to stain and chip.
Best Carolyn

le@thirdontheright said...

thanks for dropping by the third :) love polished concrete - double yum :) le xox

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

That sounds like a great choice...and I bet it's incredibly hard-wearing too.

I love the look of polished concrete. I like the way it can look so glamorous but still feel a bit edgy.

Wow! I LOVE your choices!!

Sarahx

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. You look like you're undergoing a major kitchen reno. It's a lot of work and inconvenience but so worth it in the end. I hope you are managing until it is finished. Take care. Blessings, Pamela in Canada

Chookie said...

Thank you for all your good wishes! I am really enjoying myself, and it's lovely to see it coming together.