Hi dear readers, it's been awhile since my last post, sorry about that. Life sometimes gets in the way of blogging. All's fine. Thanks for sticking around :-)
I really thought the flooring decision would be a no brainer. I knew what I wanted - 8" wide plank white oak, not stained, just sealed. I'd look at a sample and that would be that. Easy right?
There are many resources out there for wide plank flooring, so we got a few references from friends, neighbors, etc and finally narrowed it down to one company that specializes in wide plank. They offer a great selection of wood varieties and finishes, a high quality product and decent prices. I met with a sales rep who came to the office to show me a sample.
All was good until he suggested I look at a few 'options' just to be sure. First he wanted to show me something one shade darker.
Or perhaps I would like something grayish he offered, since it's so trendy now?
Had I considered an engineered plank, he inquired? There won't be any spaces between the boards since they won't expand and contract.
Better get samples from ALL the flooring suppliers in the entire world, so I could be absolutely sure!
Faced with too many choices and an urgent deadline to make a decision, I was thoroughly overwhelmed. My top favorites (just a teensy bit of what I actually have)...
I'm going to wait and show you which one I chose after they are installed, but I will say it's one of the samples above!
It arrived on Friday! The boards face inward so what you see is the underneath side.
I've mentioned it before, but can't reiterate enough, how much I use Houzz and Pinterest for inspiration, to reboot the creative circuit board or to research a specific design element. In a matter of seconds, hundreds of inspirational photos are available to help guide you to exactly what you're looking for!
Here are some images from both Pinterest and Houzz that helped me get clarity on the flooring.
I adore the floors in the below image - a natural brownish gray.
This floor is lighter than I wanted to go, but I really like the smooth, clean look.
This one has both the smooth surface and grayish color.
Hope your week is off to a wonderful start with unlimited possibilities!
If you would like to check out more of my favorite inspirations, go to my Pinterest page here.