Thinkin’ About Floors

The Floors

Remember how I was going to start off washing windows?  Well as luck would have it today starts off with rain in the forecast, and yep as of writing this post it is currently raining.  I know you can still wash windows in the rain, but to me it seems counterproductive, and also a good excuse to not do it today.  🙂

So instead I have been contemplating what type of flooring we should put in the house.  Currently the house has some pretty old carpeting, and I absolutely despise it.   I have been trying to decide if I want to put in hardwood flooring, tile, or simply rip everything out and go with stained concrete.   I have pretty much ruled out tiles, as I have never been much of a fan of tiled floors as a main flooring throughout a home.  I am ok with tiles in hallways, and bathrooms, but I have never really liked tiles in family rooms and kitchens.  Could just be a personal preference of mine, simply letting you know my thoughts and why I have already ruled it out before even starting this process of figuring out what I want.

To be honest, I am heavily leaning on going with stained concrete, but on the other hand I have always wanted nice hand-scraped wood floors.  So I am at a crossroads of which one I want now that I am actually faced with the decision to make.  So without further adue, lets figure this out this flooring situation.

Pros and Cons of Hardwoods vs. Stained Concrete Floors

 Hardwoods Stained Concrete
Classy and Looks Nice  Yes Yes
Needs replacing in the future Yes No
Customization (unique) No Yes
Can be damaged by moisture or humidity Yes No
Trap mold, mildew, dust mites Yes No
hardwood stained-concrete

I have had enough of the charting.  lol   I think I have easily shown myself that going with stained concrete will be in my best interest as far as longevity, cleanliness, classy, etc.   So now I just need to get it in my mind which one I want to go with, and what will look best with my decor.    If I had not wanted hardwoods for so long, I think it would be easy to just say, yep, I am going with stained concrete.   Since I have wanted hardwoods for so long, I am going to have to think about it for a while.   I think this week, I will go out and get some pricing from different companies to find out how much of a difference in price I am looking at between the two.

Does anyone on this blog have offers of suggestions that maybe you can tell me about one or the other and why you like them?  If so please contact me, and I will be glad to listen to what you have to share with me.