If there’s one thing I know 100% sure about myself, it’s that I’m a planner. I like to know exactly what’s going to happen. I like working out the details, making
lists Excel spreadsheets with them, and then adhering to them rigidly. It’s one of the few truly nerdy, OCD engineer tendencies I have. And since we’re saving more than doing of late, I’ve been on planning overload. I’ve got plans for every part of the LH right now, but voted most likely to succeed is our office flooring.
Our little office (which we’re pretty sure used to be a back porch that was enclosed) is the only part of the LH that is carpeted (the rest has gorgeous original oak hardwood). I’ve never been a big fan of carpet anyway, but with two dogs, a cat, and a husband that all use this door and their main entry/exit point of the LH, the carpet is ugly. Dirty. Dingy. Stained. We’ve rented a carpet cleaner and tried to salvage it, but to no avail. It’s time for the carpet to go.
We’re considering going with cork (a la YHL), but aren’t sure if we’ll like the wood tones next to our existing hardwood. We don’t want to look like we’re trying to be matchy-matchy, but would really love the warmpth that cork would bring to the room.
We found this cork sample at our local Home Depot (while just browsing for ideas). We haven’t held it up next to our existing floors yet to see if they clash, but we really like it. It’s an engineered hardwood and $3.98 a square foot.
Our other option is ceramic/porcelain/natural stone tile. We could do tile cheaply (as low as about $0.75 a square foot), but it wouldn’t be as warm visually or underfoot as the cork floor. We haven’t found any of these that we really like, but we haven’t done much looking.
We really want to get this accomplished in the next month or so. The room is fairly small (~100 sq feet), so hopefully it won’t take too long.
Are you a planner? What are your plans for the weekend?