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Selecting New Flooring | Looking At The Options

The JTS and I have talked about the need for new flooring for a few years now. We’ve danced all around the subject but never got down to brass tacks.

We purchased our current home in 1988 and the house was built in 1967. Before we moved in we had carpet installed in all the bedrooms and the living room.

We are still walking on that carpet. I’m not sure it was meant to last 27 or 28 years but it’s held up well. I did the math and the cost of our carpet averaged less than 50 cents per day. Buying high quality carpeting is a big investment but one that pays off big time.

large den and selecting new flooring to fit our lifestyle

our den

The carpet in our large den is newer than the other carpeting. When we bought the house the carpet in this room was fairly new so we didn’t replace it. I think it was installed about 20 years ago. Because the room is large the carpet had to be seamed. In some areas the seams are fraying. Shaw Truly Relaxed Loop color China Pearl

source: Shaw Floors

selecting new flooring

If we choose to go with carpeting again, I like this style for the den. It’s simple and elegant and happens to be really soft. Miss Sofi has us get down on the floor and play dollhouse with her when she comes over. Shaw Flooring Pacific Crest

source: Shaw Floors

But then again, I really like the rustic wood look. The den is our family room and a very casual just-hanging-out space. IMG_1823

the granddaughters bedroom

For the bedrooms I definitely like the idea of wood or wood look flooring. Shaw RESILIENT New Market color Tribeca

source: Shaw Floors

The light tones of this flooring are perfect. I can see this in the bedrooms.


I might select a rug to compliment the wood flooring in our master bedroom. Shaw has a program called Cut-A_Rug and I can select the style, the color, the border, the shape, and the size. I think that’s everything. You guys know me, I would go bold with the rug. Shaw Permio Plank color Piazzo I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this floor. Perfect for the bathrooms. Selecting Flooring For Your Home From Shaw Floors The two home improvement projects that give you the most bang for the buck are paint and flooring. Choose the right flooring, paint your walls a coordinating color, and go from there.

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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. We like the carpeting in your den it looks like white Berber.

    We are on the waiting list for a senior citizen apartment and TOLD “You get white Berber carpeting throughout NO options”

    And so, we will make it work.

    Our coastal, nautical things the navy blue sofa, etc’ will work.

    The white Berber would never be our first choice but when done the apartment will be beautiful our “showcase senior citizen apartment”


  2. Hi Kathy I had pick some beach Wood looking Vinyl I order it from a big box type store and ask to give me time to. Paint the inside of the house , so I starting. Pay off the. Order flooring. , Witch. Never happen I keep running in to problem with the. People that were supposed to laid the flooring . And also. The deliver to the store. They sent. The wrong stuff . This went on from four month I was getting very frustrated . The manger. At the. Big box store was. So kind. To help me. And got all my money back , I was very lucky ! Why. Because she was a stand. Up manger. And I had keep records. Of everything , most places will not refund anything or charge you a restocking fee. This lady did not. ! I will always be her customer . So the flooring got put on the back burner. And I started think of other things I could. And I found youth tube How to do concrete stain , so I started to look for deals on that stuff it can be expensive . As much as a thousand dollars for just supplies , we have a small house. So we though the porch stain. We found it at ace for five dollars. A gal it was on clearance sale so we got 7 gals. I’ve. Started in my bed room. And it turn out really well I roll in on. It took one day easy to used . After it was dry I put. Some rug s down I really hope I can get to the. Other rooms soon iam ready to pull out the pergo flooring in the living room that was really expensive and I was very disappointed with that stuff , So my lesion on my floor buying was never pay anything off until it’s in. It’s right period ! I was. Just. Lucky that I was able to get my Money back. And I really think the stain concrete is very modern and down the road I can do something else .I really love the wood floors. There beautiful You could put area rugs down for miss Sofia to play on the wood it’s so classic look , I love the distress wooden floors In the grays. I think it would make any. Room look larger , best of luck in your. Flooring .

  3. I am looking to replace our carpeting too. I love that first flooring you showed from Shaw. What kind is that. Real wood? Vinyl, laminate? My mind is boggled.