We’ve had a productive week at the house and by the grace of God we are still married and sleeping in the same bed. It’s been a rough one this week. That dad gum terrazzo will get you every time. As aforementioned in this blog, we discovered terrazzo as we peeled back (sounds so easy) our carpet, linoleum, and tile and thought we’d see what we could do with it. We went ahead and ordered the floors for the “great room” (kitchen & family room) because we had decided to put floors in there. I’m a little bit particular and like a seamless look and think floors should only change at thresholds. Well, last week we decided we’d at least clean the terrazzo and see what it looks like. I told Justin that if he spent all this time (4 days!) cleaning them, would he promise to not be upset if I still don’t like the look and want wood?! Well, 4 days later, lots of sweat equity and long hours… unfortunately (for Justin), I still wasn’t big on the terrazzo. Don’t get me wrong… I think it could be really cool in the right location (sun porch etc). But seeing as how our house is more “traditional” I just couldn’t find myself happy with it. It was only in the kitchen and den and the transitions into these 2 rooms were drastic and involved thresholds because the wood was higher than the terrazzo. The wood (wild pecan) looked so “finished” and “rich” and the terrazzo looked so “cold” and “unfinished”. There’s a big stone fireplace in this room and to me the wood would be more appropriate in this room. So, after much debate (thankfully not too heated) and great patience on behalf of our floor guys (who sat around looking at us yesterday as we tried to make up our minds) we decided to put the floors in the kitchen and family room too. It was a stressful decision and we could have saved a lot of money… however because the floors are tongue and grooved coming back later wouldn’t be easy and would leave the floors with strange thresholds… where as now the look will be seamless.
For your viewing pleasure I’ll attach a picture. I think you’ll see what I mean about the rooms (which are open to one another) look drastically different and that the wood will look EXCELLENT throughout! 🙂