Hello, we are currently building our house and we are at the bricking the walls stage so we have some time to choose flooring, fittings etc, but of course I want to get it right….you can change decor, repaint, but changing the flooring is a biatch and most people don’t change them once their done.
I really want wooden flooring throughout the house (excepting only bathroom and laundry) I want it in the kitchen, living rooms and all bedrooms. I have lived in houses with carpet…..which suck because you cant pick them up like a rug and beat them or really clean them well without a great amount of difficulty….and I get a stuffy nose from carpets. I’ve lived with slate which I think looks ugly and is difficult to clean and keep looking nice because its all uneven. I’ve lived with tiles, which I don’t like because they are cold in Winter and show up dirt and spills so easily…sneeze and you have to mop.
So I decided on wood. But real wood not like fake wood like lino or crappy parquet. Some people told me to put a light coloured wood, because dark wood sucks up the light and shows up dust and footprints. And I’ve heard you have to choose a hard, hard wood, so you don’t get pock marks from high-heels, pumps whatever. And I’d assume you’d have to be careful about polish? So you wont slip in the Winter with socks and the rugs wont slip as you walk on them.
Help! What do you have, what do you like/don’t like, advice, ideas…anything I can google and take a look at.