Tuesday, November 5, 2013

the kitchen floor dilemma

We have run into a slight dilemma on paint the kitchen wood floor plan. We knew we had a couple of layers of linoleum over some wood but what we didn't know was that someone installed plywood subfloor over the original linoleum and we think under 3 layers of linoleum and 70 years of glue their might be woodfloors under half and plywood under half. 
Soo we have regrouped.
 Rowan modeling the floors for you. In person they look so yellow, not white and never look clean. The scale of the checkers is so small too and makes the room feel cluttered.
 I went to lowes and found these great 12x24 tiles for $2.5 a sq foot, such a great price! Can't decide which one I like better, you? Love the staggered tile look like these two below...and think the large tiles would look great staggered and make the room feel bigger.
 But run them long ways to add length to the room... so you walk in like the picture below.
The plan is good but since we can't afford the tile right now and we are saving for it (renovation realities right?) what should I do in the meantime? I can't decide if I should just live with the linoleum for right now or try painting it? I found this tutorial and am thinking of trying it.
What do you think? Live with the linoleum until we can afford the tile or try to paint it?

13 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to paint some floors but it scares me, only because I don't trust my skills. You, on the other hand could pull off something cool no problem! Paint the stripes!

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  2. I would probably wait until I could afford it but that's just because I would be scared I would screw up the stripes and then be even more mad about it!

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  3. I love the lighter gray options you chose!

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  4. Hmmmm...not sure. Maybe I would try to live with it?

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  5. Paint it! I think it will make you a lot happier. It's worth it for a Phase 1 (to use YHL's phraseology) update until you can afford the floors you want.

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  6. i say try to paint it! worst case, you hate it but you are still going to cover it eventually anyways so it doesn't matter all that much.

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  7. Paint, paint paint! It can't be worse than what you have and you will get a new skill. Win win.

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  8. I say go for the paint! It should be a relatively inexpensive weekend job and will hopefully make you happy until you're ready to invest in the tile. I think you've got more to gain than lose - go for it!

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  9. If it's currently driving you crazy, and you have the time to try painting it, I say go for it! Like Jenna said, you'll be happy to have a new skill :)

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