Look at that awesome floor! That’s what’s currently in our kitchen. There is no doubt about it that whoever did the last major reno to this house loved pink. We have pink countertops, an entire pink bathroom that feels like a ceramic womb, pink floors, pink window ledges, pink walls. There is no end to the pink. But for now, lets just focus on that floor. At a distance, say standing up and just looking at it, it’s ugly, but you can’t tell that it’s actually that filthy until you get down close to it. Granted this picture is from underneath the fridge. But you get my point.
So what are we considering?
Well we know for sure we are going to rip out those stick on tiles. Thanks to the above picture we can see what’s underneath it and no part seems to be “soft” as we walk on it (and trust me I walk heavy) so we should just be able to put the new floor down on top of the existing subfloor.
We also know that we are aiming for “cheap, yet modern and stylish.” The cheaper the better without compromising the looks too much. We want this kitchen update to satisfy us for about 5 years and then we hope to gut it and rip out walls and have a much more open floor plan. So we are not opposed to vinyl or laminate. However, we are opposed to tile because it hurts the feet. Plus who wants to clean grout? Not this girl.
These are some options and ideas that I’ve bookmarked and perused. (For an ongoing and up to the minute look into my brain, follow me on pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/jessiedrm – nobody pins harder than I do)
First off, I am pretty obsessed with laying the floor in a herringbone pattern. However, with the options of actual flooring we are considering, I don’t think this is possible based on the size of the planks/tiles vs. the size of our kitchen. The scale is off. I am still brainstorming on whether or not this is possible, though, so it’s still in the running.
Originally, the plans were for a grey floor, but now we are unsure. I also really love Home Depot’s fake cork options. The end real kitchen update in ~5 years has a planned cork floor in my head, but as of right now, fake cork-look is much more in the budget. We don’t want wood because the rest of the house is wood and it’d be killer to try to match up. Plus, it seems like it’d be a lot of work to maintain in a kitchen. Here are pics and links to the options we’ve been discussing:
There are also some considerations from Lowe’s, that d0n’t have “room views” —
As you can see, the choices are wildly variable and we’ve got a long way before we make a decision. We like to mull over things until we’re sick of thinking about them then we just make some sort of snap decision like it shoulda and coulda been made in 10 minutes lifetimes ago.