Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Inspiration Struck? Maybe...

I happen to be going through old photographs at my work when I came across something I found very interesting.


Check out that floor!!  Is she not pretty or what?

Clint and I have been searching for inspiration for kitchen flooring.  You see, the floor that is in there now drives me Charlie Sheen CRAZY!  The design is ugly and it is the worst to clean.
When we did a small, much needed, makeover to our kitchen a few years ago, flooring was not in the budget.  We decided to suffer with it till we could afford something better.  Plus we had no idea what we wanted.


We had to take many things into consideration.  We have a galley kitchen.  It is also the walk through to the basement.  So, the flooring gets a lot of foot/paw traffic.
  • We thought about hardwood, but realized it would not hold up very well. 
  • We considered stone/tile, but it would just be too cold in the winter and I did not want to be on my hands and knees scrubbing grout.  
  • Cork flooring seemed to be a good contender, until we saw the prices.
Then, one day, while strolling through Home Depot, I ran across vinyl tiles.  Not the peel n stick kind. The kind that you use adhesive with.  Our home was built in 1948, so staying true to the home's style is important to us.  We considered doing a check board pattern, but I just was not completely sold.

That is when I ran across the chevron pattern in the photograph above!  It just feels fresh, yet vintage.  AND with the tiles costing close to $1.00 a piece, it is right up our alley!  Plus, they are completely doggie proof.


What do you think?  Opinions please....

8 comments:

jen @ homeinthecountry said...

Ohhh! I love that floor pattern! And I bet it would look great in your kitchen...

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

I love the idea of cork, but I agree it's expensive! I think that floor seems really fun and doable. If you like it, go for it!

Mrs. Chic said...

I think that's a really cool idea! And in a galley kitchen even better! What color tiles are you thinking of?

alanna rose said...

I like it! And I think it would be really appropriate in your house :)

Oonafey said...

The zig zag is ab fab! I love it! I say go for it. The pink house had 60 yr. old lino tile floors in the kitchen and they were still in perfect shape, just a little faded.

the cape on the corner said...

i'm catching up on things...congrats on baby, that is so exciting and wonderful. a little less wonderful, you know, since not a baby, is that floor. yes, please!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

I dig it! That would be so much fun. And since you have a galley kitchen, it wouldn't be too overwhelming or anything.

Heather @ REOlisticRenovation said...

I like it. I think it is perf for a kitchen and definitely different which I love!