One thing I really missed about our old house was the laminate wood floors we installed. Once we moved into the new house in July of 2010 we were back to carpet again. I despise carpet. I even more despise carpet with all the dogs running in and out with muddy feet, coffee trails from the kitchen to the office and just regular nasty floors over a short time. Plus these carpets were a light gray, the kitchen and landings were white linoleum, also not good for messy people and pets!
So, the last two weeks have been dedicated to replacing ALL of the floors on the main floor of the house (aside from the bathroom – it was the only decent floor in the whole house). We put down laminate wood again in the main rooms and got lucky in finding a great match to the knotty pine wood walls. For the three outer door landings and the kitchen we chose a beige marbled ceramic tile. And I’m in love!
Here are some before and after photos – click for larger view.