Thursday, July 29, 2010

And that's final. I think.

Okay, so we've decided to go with carpet. I understand the trend towards wood flooring, I really do. It's gorgeous. But like the tile, or at least the tile we chose, wood is expensive and would need to cover much more square footage than the carpet. If we thought we'd be in this house for years to come, we might go that route. It's hard to put thousands into a home you feel is short-term. And we still have a couple things that reeaaally need to be done to update our home (such as the vintage '70s appliances). Translation: more money needed.

But here was another deciding factor. We've been living with this hard surface floor for over a week now (since I already pulled up the old carpet), and honestly we DON'T LIKE IT. Alan and I are barefoot people. With a hard surface, there's apparently nowhere for the little specs of dust and debris to hide except on your feet. Ewww. We miss the soft, cozy feel of carpet. And besides that our furniture is sliding all over the place, particularly when our 60 lb dog dives into or pushes off from it.

I read everyone's suggestions from here and Facebook to Alan, and it was fun to get your opinion. But by Friday we'll have ordered our new, comfy, warrantied-from-cat puke-stains, frieze carpet!

4 comments:

jo said...

fabulous! what color? You'll have to take some pictures. Are you having it professionally installed? I think its wonderful that you figured out that you are carpet type people. We still haven't seen pics of the back porch. So many big changes happening at your home!

her said...

Carpet is a great way to go. I agree on the hard surface. If you had put down tile you would have been searching for rugs. Hard surfaces are hard to keep clean, but just think about all the stuff that must be in the carpet;)

Tanya said...

It's a neutral, but not as light as what we had before. I'm crossing my fingers that it comes in late this week and that we get it installed next week while I'm off. And Heather, you're exactly right on the rugs!

Naomi said...

um...i think the title of this blog shoould read...
Naomi Wins!!!