Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I have a bruise on my stomach. A big one. How does one accomplish that? No one has punched me in the stomach, and I don't remember running into anything. Weirdness.

Well, home again, home again. Back to work as usual and getting caught up on all the things I'm behind in, which is A LOT. I'm trying to decide if I want to recarpet the house or put in this really cool ceramic flooring. (like the pic) I'm thinking ceramic because then I wouldn't have to worry about dog pee and it would be soooo much easier (and cheaper) to keep clean. I will need to trip less, though. Ouch.

4 comments:

Daedak said...

Tile is a beautiful option. But do not think it will be maintenance free. There will still be issues. The same goes for wood, and any option really. Carpet is really quite a disgusting option in my mind.I prefer wood floors with area rugs over conventional carpet. I like the idea of being able to send my rugs out for cleaning. I abhor the idea that a conventional rug holds all that dirt and such in its fibers, and you can never vacuum it all out. Having laid tile commercially for a brief time, I understand it can be pretty expensive. But, it is probably the most durable and attractive option. I have a very low opinion of vinyl laminate sheeting as well. I prefer the more natural stone and wood options. After all, it is a home, not an institution. Give it some character. ... and, one advantage of tile in the Pacific Northwest, it can go from being cool, to being downright cold. This means for those with a fondness for shoes and such, several trips to stores in search of the perfect house slipper to keep their feet warm. LOL Welcome home.

Kim said...

Ok, first off welcome home:) Second, I wake up with mysterious bruises on my body and have no friggin clue where they came from either, what is up with that?? Third, love the ceramic, considering where you live though maybe hardwood is a better option with the temperature in the winter? Unless you plan on putting area rugs down, but I looovvve the ceramic tile pics. Ceramic seems to be a little cheaper too, at least down here if you are planning on doing the whole house. I have 2 cats and cannot wait to rip up the carpet in my house someday and tile the whole thing (except the bedrooms), just for the hair cleanup it will be so worth it.

Anonymous said...

prep for tile is massively expensive in the PNW. they'll have to rip out your sub floor and then screw down cement board, level, and then put the tile on top of that. it's very labor intensive. trust me our kitchen and family room are tiled. BUT having said that GREAT for dogs, and doesn't scratch or get affected by dog pee (which will seep into wood or laminate floors-bad) if you do go tile install the heater coils under it and it will never be cold..will be a nice temp you can even walk barefoot on in winter. ~nichole

Cheryl said...

Nichole - how much do you think it would be for about 600 sq. ft? I don't really mind the cold - I'm always hot, but I also have some pretty area rugs. My house is small, so I'm hoping the cost won't be too outrageous, but I'm willing to pay to not deal with the whole dog pee thing. UG! Gross!