Thursday, February 11, 2010

Satan's floors

The floors in our kitchen are hideous. Sent to us straight from the DIY curse that descended upon this house 20 or 30 years ago. This is the same curse that brought all kinds of weirdness in the bathroom (a badly installed vanity, horrible tiling job, weird plumbing). The linoleum floor in the kitchen is not just ugly--it's disintegrating. Here is a picture, even though pictures do not do the horridness justice.

I want it gone. Now. But we have a problem. We don't want to pull it up and replace it, because that will just be a waste if we're going to remodel and reconfigure the kitchen at some point in the not-too-distant future. Our best option is to use some sort of rug or carpet. To Keith, this is kitchen blasphemy. Carpet in the kitchen!? He acts as if I said, Let's skin our neighbors and use their dried flesh to cover the floor--it'll be like Silence of the Lambs. Ignoring his shock and horror, I ordered some FLOR samples that are for high-traffic areas. They're not even really like carpet. They're more like rubber.

My favorite is the Fedora Charcoal, which can be seen in the picture below.

Is it crazy to put carpet tiles in the kitchen?

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