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
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.