Saturday, April 26, 2008

Upgrading to Wood Floors

I have recently been working on the Model homes within the senior community of Fox Run of Orchard Park. The two projects turned out beautiful.

One upgrade that was done to the patio home was to remove the light beige carpeting in the dining room and replace it with a hardwood floor.

Here is the tricky part: The patio homes are one floor with no basement so the carpeting was placed over cement slab. (This is not uncommon because it makes the carpeting easier to maneuver over if you are a wheelchair or walker user). Real wood floors can not easily be installed over cement so my choices were limited to engineered or laminate with the appearance of wood. Not easy! (see photo) but after a lengthy search I found a nice compromise.

The complete before and after photo of the dining room will be featured in The Home Stylist e-newsletter scheduled for May 1. Are you on the subscriber list? Look for the yellow "Join E-mail list" on the left column of this blog.

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