After much deliberation (budget, practicality, etc.) we chose laminate flooring for the basement. I started writing this big, elaborate post on the pros and cons for different types of flooring in our basement. Then, a paragraph in, I got bored.
Let's just get to the pictures, shall we?
Here were the top three contenders.
|Clockwise from Left:|
Largo Quickstep - Cambridge Oak
Richmond Laminate - Sapphire Mist
Quick-Step Reclaime - Mocha Oak
We finally decided on the Reclaime laminate in the Mocha Oak finish. It's a warm, soft brown color and has lots of texture. I'm still nervous about the decision because if I'm being completely honest I'm not really a big fan of laminate.
It was only after we placed our order that Alex found a picture of the same flooring installed in someone's kitchen. I was nervous to see it - crossing my fingers that I would like how it looked.
Phew! Looks pretty good.
The cement floors in our basement are so uneven that Alex has quite a bit of leveling to do before he can even think about installing the floors. But, at least we made a decision.
P.S. I was trying to avoid writing a really long, boring post but I ended up writing a short, boring one instead.
I'll make it up to you?