Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Floor

So, we bought the floor for the project and it's fantastic to feel a step closer to see it installed. What we chose? Well, it took some thinking, sample deliveries and some research.

The first consideration was to find a floor that was low maintenance, light colored to make the space look bigger and easy to install which would reduce labor hours and material. So, this took us to two alternatives: ceramic or porcelain tile.

The choice was porcelain tile because it more durable, it offers rectified edges that can be installed with minimal grouts, and it's the same color all the way through. We looked at several manufacturers and even considered external factors like recycled content within the material and country of origin.

When buying any floor material, make sure to check the full specification in terms of sizes, shapes available, any trimmings included in the collection and that it is suitable for the intended use - floor, walls, etc.

The final details to be dealt with was delivery charges and time, which can make a big difference if you have already hired a contractor. In our case, we are working on permits and in the meantime will be pulling the carpet and removing the awful popcorn ceiling {ugh!}... We begin the work on February 24th. By the way, the chosen floor is the one from the first image... let me know what you think!

Have a lovely day!


  1. I love it! I don't like when there's a ton of little tiles because grout can really show, so I'm really liking what you chose. Can't wait to see the finished product.

    And popcorn ceiling? Urgh.

  2. I really like it, it's clean and elegant and a great canvas for so many different color palettes and types of decor! Nice pick.

  3. I think it's beautiful and good luck with installation. It should turn out nicely.