Feb 21 2013

If I were to renovate again, I honestly have no idea which floors I would choose! You?

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Y-House by Tamizo Architects

May 14 2012

What’s amazing about this house by Tamizo Architects is that there isn’t a single object inside – except maybe a floor lamp. So you can really appreciate all the beautiful details, like the wide plank floors, kitchen cabinetry with recessed handles, black brick wall, etc. etc.

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Lessons Learned: Flooring

Apr 1 2012

We ended up going with walnut floors in my place. When walnut is done right, I think it’s absolutely gorgeous. While I still love the overall look, the issue with my own place is that I didn’t get quite of the finish that I wanted. I’ve been told this will come over time, once our place gets a bit more wear. But I like a very raw, natural look. Our floors have a bit too much sheen. They still have an amazing texture and feel, but I’m ready to have a few house parties to get a bit of scuff going!

If and when I do this again, I think I would probably go with an engineered floor. We finished ours on site. With an engineered floor, you kind of know exactly what you’re going to get. That being said…in our case, engineered was much more expensive, but something I would seriously consider.

The tough part (next time around) would be choosing the style that I’d want. There are so many different types of floors that I would love to have. Here are just a few.

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Floors: Going Wide

May 26 2010

We’re starting to make some progress. The framing has started on our house. We’ve selected windows and tiles. We’ve chosen our brick and HVAC system. We’ve bought our kitchen appliances and the layout is being finalized. We’ve now started to talk about floors.

I’ve done previous postings on some looks that I love, but when it comes down to it, we’re going to go with a wide plank, durable wood. We’ve chosen white oak. The stain will be done on site.

If we can get our floors to look anything like the photos below, I’ll be awfully happy.

Above: Christian Liaigre design, image care of Taschen
Below: Pitsou Kedem Architect
Below: Oomen Architecten
Below: Image care of Trendir
Above: Verne

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