Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Floors Are In!!!

Hello, my Blogosphere friends!
I am super excited about being able to finally put up the post that the flooring in our three bedrooms has officially been changed! This is something that Prince Charming and I have talked about for a couple of years now. We knew in our heads what we wanted to do, but we never really could find the time to set aside to get it done. With baby still well on the way (rockin' 28 weeks now, woohoo!) we finally found the motivation to get to it.
I have a really sensitive allergy to dust and dustmites, so we have known for quite some time that we would eventually change out the carpet in our house. Don't get me wrong, our carpet was great; it was a fantastic, affordable option when we were remodeling our house back in 2009. However, we knew from the first day it went in that it wasn't a permanent installment for our home.
Over the past few years, I have been in love with the idea of procelain tiles that look like wood floors. Who wouldn't want the beauty of a wood floor with the easy upkeep of tile? No worries about not cleaning it with the right stuff...no worries about damaging its finish...no worries about scratching it everytime a piece of furniture moves. Heavenly! Unfortunately, when we first started thinking about this option, the wood tile market was slim and the options weren't very appealing. Fast forward to now, and we found a great tile that truly looked like planks of hard wood. So, without further ado...let's check out some pics!
These are the "BEFORE" pictures:
This is the room that will be the nursery. Notice the lovely dark stains. Thanks to dogs, Max and Molly! (I swear they were cleaned...the spots just wouldn't come up!)

This image gives a truer version of the colors of everything, and you get to see Prince Charming's lovely legs. ;)

This is our guest room, minus carpet.

 Here is the nursery minus carpet.
And here is our master bedroom with the carpet removed.

Special shout out to my friend Ashley from Our Happily Ever Afters for the art on the wall. It was a wedding gift, and I love it! (I also have to say how much I love our bedroom color. If you are ever looking for a dramatic, dark gray, this color is from Benjamin Moore and is called Sparrow.) With the rooms cleared, we were ready for the new floors to arrive!

I had to add a picture of our makeshift bedroom. All of the furniture from those three emptied rooms was moved into the dining room and den. While not the most awesome thing to look at all the time, I kind of liked camping out with Prince Charming in the living room for a few nights. It felt like we had a huge master bedroom! But I was ready for the floors to be done. After just a couple of days of laying and grouting, a couple of days of cutting and nailing shoe molding, and a good day of cleaning, they were in and stunning!
Here are the AFTER pics:

The guest room.
The nursery. (Special shout out to my Father-in-Law laying shoe molding.)
Our master bedroom
 As excited as I had been, I was certainly worried about that moment after feeling of "it is good but not all I thought it would be," but that moment never came. I was truly thrilled with how they turned out. Even Prince Charming said he couldn't believe just how much they truly looked like hardwood floors. I will post some pics of the rooms all put back together soon, but I couldn't wait to share the result of a week's worth of hard work with you guys. I hope y'all like it as much as I do, and feel free to ask any questions you may have about the products or process. :) Until then, be a blessing!
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