On Saturday, I was sweeping and mopping...the regular Saturday chores, and I got a crazy hair up my butt. I turned to Mark and asked if he wanted to rip up the linoleum right then. And what do ya know...its gone! Ever since we moved into our house (in May of 08) we have HATED the linoleum in the kitchen. I mean LOATHED it.
AFTERWe also ripped up the carpet in the family room to make both spaces feel more apart of each other. The separate flooring made for a choppiness, and now it will open both up. I like the idea of carpet, getting down on the ground, playing with the kids. Carpet makes rolling around on the floor friendly. So I'll have to be on the hunt for a very hip rug to fit the space and bring that comfort level back and soften up the stained concrete. After the grinding
You have to grind the cement so when you go to put something on it like a stain, it will stick and not peel up. Grinding is very messy and leaves behind a nice layer of dust. But I'll take the dust alternative on our budget than the expense of wood floors (I wouldn't mind wood floors the day my budget wouldn't mind.) But I like the look of stained concrete, and with the finish Mark will put down, it will be really modern. We are very much the "do it yourself" kind of people. One day we will build our dream house and do most of it ourselves. I love watching HGTV, they have some awesome ideas, especially when it comes to "design on a dime"!
Mark will float the concrete tonight, then we can put the stain down next! I can't wait! I finally get a new kitchen floor! More pictures to come...
You know what they say...its dangerous to paint the hall!