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In encourage you to look at all your cork options! Cork is not only sound insulating, but soft on your feet, warmer than wood, sustainable, and easy to install. Floating cork floors are easy enough to be a DIY (click together 1'x3' tiles). Some of the patterns they have make it very difficult to detect individual tiles or seems. AND you can find some that are naturally finished so you won't have the harmful off-gassing of chemicals in your sweet little apartment! Add a few area rugs for punctuation and you will be all sorted. Definitely my top recommendation!
Recommendations for Attractive, Soundproof Flooring? Good Questions
|5/21/12 7:19 PM|
Because we rent out apartment, and are uncertain of our tenure, we ultimately opted for a regular couch. Even though a sectional would maximize this space and really compliment the apartment's layout, we agreed that they only work in some spaces, and we didn't want to be looking to swap out the sofa (again) when our lease ends. Until we are making more permanent choices, I think we'll stick with (predominantly Craigslist) furniture versatile enough to handle most spaces. (But oh, my love for the benchmade teal/gray corduroy sectional we looked at. I would look so good on that couch!)
Trick of the Trade: Sectional Sofas in Small Spaces
|4/11/12 10:38 AM|
Tired. Express your originality! Globe clusters are overdone and EVERYWHERE.
Vintage Globe Decor: Trend or Timeless?
|2/16/12 12:20 PM|
I think that floating cork flooring in an excellent idea. You can either hire a contractor or put it together yourself. As opposed to cork tile, however, a floating floor (which usually clicks together in 1'x3' panels) will be a more substantial height change from your existing floor and will require a transfer (an edge piece that borders your kitchen floor that will cause people who aren't used to it to catch their feet and stumble). Floating floor is usually about a 1/2" thick? With the negatives (if you consider those to be negative) out of the way, cork flooring is naturally fairly antimicrobial so inhibits the growth of mold and other ickies. It is warm and soft, so easy on bare feet and when you are standing for a while. It is resilient, sound deadening and easy to maintain. A cork floor in the kitchen should probably be sealed with a natural wax (if you seal with was v. polyurethane you can spot treat the floor for gauges, scuff marks, etc.) I suggest click together flooring and possibly OSMO finish (from Europe - but sold in the states through this site). The great thing for you about the floating floor is it is all DIY! You don't need a contractor! I've actually put one together myself, and it was easy enough that even I could do it!
Apartment Therapy - Good Questions: Is it Safe To Pull Up the Vinyl Floor?
|8/25/07 8:08 PM|