Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Thinking about flooring...

I'm thinking about flooring, and area rugs. I know that I'm going to be leaving the down stairs
 as is,
 because it's hard surface. 
The staircase and upstairs need to be redone. Along with new base and case, 
doors and trim. I'm pretty set on sea grass.
I've used it before wall to wall and loved it. This time I think I will do a direct glue down instead of laying it over padding. The reason for this is simple. I like to add lots of rugs. I also like the flooring to be kind of firm.


I can picture this in our attic.  The colors are so clean and versatile.  We could use a couple of those little doors.

How wonderful is this? I like the natural tone of the reed mixed 
with a silver tone paint. You know,
the warm cool thing mixed.

Seagrass Staircase Carpet Runner Ending in a Fish Tail Design on Concrete Floor - on HGTV

I have saved this picture the first time I saw it and once again found it on pinterest.
I love the detail of a fishtail softening the landing. The nail heads compliment it
 to perfection.


Wall-to-wall sisal carpet.  LOVE the look but would it be comfy under bare feet and how to clean?

I can only imagine how this will dramatically change the living area upstairs.
I can hardly wait for the day I can pull the trigger and let it rip.
I still need to figure out the details of the glue down, and the base.
In my mind it's the who came first story?  The chicken and the egg, or the egg
and the chicken? It plays in my head over and over again.

The carpet and then the base? Or the base then the carpet?

I'm sure I'll figure it out.

Have a great week,

Sharon
The House of Hampton

10 comments:

  1. I think it's smart to direct glue it. I don't think sea grass needs a pad and when you layer those rugs it will be perfection!

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    1. Thanks for responding. I rely on my blog friends for expert advise! Thanks again.

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  2. I love seagrass wall to wall but cant have it because of all the critters I have in this old house , they would destroy it! I say glue down if you dont but if you want that extra spring when you walk on it that traditional install with pad is the way tot go. Cant wait to see it!

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    1. Thanks for your feedback. I'm strongly leaning to glue down. Have a great week!

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  3. Love, love it....I've got to get the info from you...lets meet for coffee or lunch next week...

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    1. I'm free all week. I can always make time for you! I'd love to catch up.
      Sharon

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  4. Base and then the carpet. I just think that's how it's done . . . .

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    1. I think you might be correct. I need to envision the demo of the existing first and now it makes perfect since to me.
      Thanks for stopping in and visiting!

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  5. I have no clue! I can't stop dreaming about that fishtail runner. It's gorgeous.

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    1. Hi Brandi,
      Thanks for stopping in! I'm with you on the runner. What a great and easy way to add custom detail to a home. I fell in love with it the first time I saw the picture. I've shared it with many friends and yet to see someone use it. I guess I'll have to take one for the team and try it out! LOL
      Sharon

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