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Rustic Design Ideas

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

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Budget friendly floor makeover- suggestions/ideas?

Right now I have stone tiles through out the downstairs of my home (which does not include the bedroom, where I have carpeting which will be ripped out). Some of the tiles are breaking and the grout is stained- I am sick of looking at it, and it seems impossible to clean. The house was designed as a small lake home, one bedroom one bathroom, with lots of wood work. What would be a budget friendly new flooring I could put down that will be easy to maintain and clean? I have heard of people laying painted plywood down for a rustic look, but I have never seen it done. We looked at some laminate floor planks, which were nice, but will cost about $2000 to install (doing it ourselves). I sure would appreciate any suggestions! Right now we have golden oak trim- which we are trying to match, along with a vaulted tongue and groove ceiling, which would is darker than the trim.

Budget friendly and easy to maintain means vinyl for many of us. There are some really good looking vinyls out there these days and they don’t always look like that’s what they are. Much better than a cheaper laminate in every way. I have had cheaper laminate a few times and would never use it again. I now have Trafficmaster Allure vinyl planks(Home Depot)and am extremely happy with them. Very easy to DIY, even easier than laminate. You didn’t say what the square footage of this house is but if you can find something worth putting down for less than $2 a square foot, I’d be extremely surprised. If you use any kind of vinyl, you absolutely must have a smooth surface for it to lie on. If you don’t, what’s underneath will show through.

Tile can be relatively inexpensive if you shop around for some on sale and install it yourself.

Painted plywood can do just fine though of course it always looks casual and the paint can wear off. Paint it properly with a good floor paint and it will last reasonably well and can be mopped and even polished. For the price and labour factor, I’d pick the vinyl. Flooring is not something you want to do more times than you have to. Of course, if you put plywood down now, you can put anything else over it later as your budget permits.

rustic design ideas
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rustic design ideas