Sunday, November 15, 2009

Oh man, I almost went to bed without blogging! That would have been a tragedy seeing as we've now hit the half-way mark of NaBloPoMo . I'd hate to be the one to screw it all up now!

Today we did mundane home things, such as laundry, cleaning, making more to-do lists, and traveling to a flooring store to try and pick out new flooring for our kitchen. Our kitchen floor is..well..it sucks. It's industrial tiles, which means they need special cleaner. It is a multi-hour process to really clean our floor, and just mopping it never makes it look quite the same, so we're ready to call our floor quits. We're thinking cork, but it's kind of expensive. Our kitchen is really, really small, but it would still cost nearly $800 to cover it with the cork we've found. Yikes!

Should we go old-school and do linoleum? It's green (as in environmentally friendly) and comes in cool colors! No bamboo for sure, though--too soft, scratches too easily. The way Theo throws crap out of our cabinets, we need something very durable. Oh yeah, and easy to clean. And hides dirty and splishy-splashy kitchen messy stains.

What's on YOUR kitchen floor??

9 comments:

Stacey said...

Go cork. It's great. Lino rips and u have to replace the whole thing. Cork tiles are a winner.

Lo said...

Some horrible tile that makes everything shatter and fly in a million pieces in a million directions. Ugh. (that's what's on our kitchen floor. don't get it.)

Melody said...

Floating laminate faux stone tile. Love it. Easy to clean. Easy to install.

AJ's mommy said...

right now lino.. but thinking of getting ceramic tile soon.

Laura said...

$800 for cork seems ridiculous!

Whozat said...

What's on our kitchen floor?

Pet hair and Cheerios, mostly.

Oh, that's probably not what you meant, is it?

Baby Mama, Too said...

I have bamboo in my kitchen (well really, the whole first floor)and I love it. It is beautiful, but yes, it does dent VERY easily.

Cork is nice, though still easily destroyed by toddlers wielding well, anything.

I would suggest looking at high pressure laminate that looks like ceramic. Usually these floors can either be "floating" or glue down applications.

beans said...

have you checked out marmoleum? i could have spelled that wrong . .

http://www.greenbuildingsupply.com/Public/NaturalFlooring/Marmoleum/index.cfm

this is just one brand . . but our local earthmart sells it and we will be using when we ever get around to re-doing our mud room!

beans said...

have you checked out marmoleum? i could have spelled that wrong . .

http://www.greenbuildingsupply.com/Public/NaturalFlooring/Marmoleum/index.cfm

this is just one brand . . but our local earthmart sells it and we will be using when we ever get around to re-doing our mud room!