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  • November 29th, 2010 | 8:55 PM
The new floor - before and after

We are coming to the end of the house makeover. The floors were finished today, except for some painting of the baseboards. A few more little things to finish and I hope we can start moving the furniture back into place (and out of my office) this week.

Before we had white ceramic tile just over most of the area. It gave the house a very cold feeling, not the comfy and welcoming one that we wanted. The flooring is EcoTimber woven strand bamboo in amber. It's tough stuff.

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jengt
November 30th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
The floors look fantastic. It is my dream to have all hardwood!
susanwrites
November 30th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jen. We have wanted wood floors since we bought the house and I can't believe what a difference it has made. The only downside is that it makes the carpet in the library look tired. haha!
jengt
November 30th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
Is the library next? I am also extremely jealous of your library. :)

I think hardwood floors just make a space look cleaner and more refined. We have old linoleum (complete with tears) so it's time for us! Next year maybe.
susanwrites
November 30th, 2010 05:30 am (UTC)
I think the library carpet is just going to get a nice cleaning. We'll likely always have carpet in there so we can have one soft, cushy kind of place. And someday it will need to be replaced but I can't even think about that because that means all those new bookcases will have to be emptied and the shelves taken out. Ugh.
cynthialord
November 30th, 2010 10:30 am (UTC)
Wow, Susan. What a difference that makes! So warm and inviting!
artistq
November 30th, 2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
Wow Susan! The floors are such a great improvement! Very warm and inviting!
candice_ransom
November 30th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous, Susan! I love my hardwoods and even the laminate we put in my office. We're in the throes of re-doing my husband's office--he'll get new carpet. I'm at the stage where I'm wishing I'd never started this!
jeannineatkins
November 30th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
It looks just lovely. I'm glad you can sit and enjoy the fruit of your labors soon!
jamarattigan
November 30th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! Quite a massive undertaking, too. It'll feel SO good to get everything back in place so you can relax and enjoy the fruits of all your labors. :)
elissacruz
November 30th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
Yay, Susan! It looks AMAZING!
patty1943
November 30th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
It is really beautiful. Funny how much of a difference wood makes. We have wood floors too, except for two bathrooms and the kitchen. It makes everything warm and inviting.
mirtlemist
November 30th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
That is just awesome! You're right, the feel about the rooms is so much warmer. I love what you did <3
double_t_t
November 30th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
Beautiful wood flooring! Seeing your new flooring makes me so excited to get mine done! I'm having to wait until some time in the new year. I hope you are able to get your furniture moved back in soon.
p_sunshine
December 1st, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
Lovely!
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