Flooring decided..

We were so undecided as to what to have in the open plan kitchen area at the back of the house for the longest time. The hallway, living room and snug at the front were a no brainer, hardwood parquet. We actually had this in our old house and loved it! So beautiful and low maintenance too…

Old house….

LOVE LOVE LOVE this floor!

As you can see from the layout though, we could in theory, pretty much split the flooring in half and have the living room, hallway, toilet and snug as one and for awhile we were really sold on having a microcement or polished concrete in the open plan kitchen area. One, because we love it and think it would look great against the exposed brick wall and two because we have a very naughty dog who occasionally likes to wee in the house!

The Scotty culprit above! So what to do? The microcement seemed like a winner, low maintenance and ideal for cleaning up “spillages” BUT we hadn’t considered the sliding doors…we are having these between the hallway and the kitchen but also between the living room and kitchen too…

Because of this I can’t help thinking that the parquet running flush between the rooms would look SO good! And weighing things up, do we really want the piddle culprit to determine the floor choices? I mean, if he does offend I’m sure we can clean it up and it wouldn’t be the end of the world. And so the decisions been made! Parquet throughout, and Andy is laying it all…he can’t wait!? It also makes the screeding easier as they would have had to lay it at different depths to account for the different floor covering thicknesses!

Some beautiful inspo….

And, might I add that the flooring we are going for is from B&Q…..


Caz and Andy x


Published by Cazandandycoy

Mid thirties couple from Doncaster, UK, embarking on our first self build home in a small village, taking on as much work ourselves as we can

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