Then this happened . . .
Water damage from our Water Heater. It took out our floor.
And it left us with cement floors for a good number of weeks while we searched for new floors.
You can see from the pictures when we were removing the floors that it was around general conference time. This time around conference we had a whole new set up.
We are in the process of changing out the hardware to make it look a little more us, and less grandma-ish. (We are putting the bone handles on and switching out the brass.)
1. The way it looks, with the light and dark tones. It really brings together our light and darker toned woods in the room and makes it look cohesive.
2. I loved the price, which was around $2 a square foot (so bad that I can't even remember the exact price anymore).
3. Budget Flooring. They were so easy to work with. We bought the floor mat and the laminate at once for a good price.
1. Floors quality, Jeff had to relay the floor once (first time it wasn't done right, I wasn't home to supervise). When he took the floor up and re-laid it down the edges and stuff started to peel. There are even some scratches in it already. Our old Pergo was taken from an old house, stored in a garage, and then re-laid in our house and still looked pristine. I'm note sure if that was because of the name brand difference or the age. Older laminate seems to just be better to me, but either way I am totally disappointed with the quality of the floor. I feel like I have to tip toe around it.
2. We had to pick up our own flooring. Budget didn't deliver and it wasn't stored on site. Maybe that is how the flooring is so cheap?