I am looking for some advice on a flooring update I am looking to do in my condo. It’s a fairly small space (total of 800 square feet) and the kitchen, living, and dining room are all open to each other. I have picked out a laminate floor that I absolutely love. It is “royal oak” color (really appears cherry to me) and happens to match my cabinets in the kitchen exactly. My question is if I put the laminate in the kitchen to keep with the connected space idea, will it be too monochromatic with the cabinets? Would I be better to put down a vinyl tile for contrast even though there is not that much kitchen floor space? My furniture tends to spill into the various "rooms" and there is not much distinction, but I didn't want it to look like my cabinets melted into the ground. Thoughts?
I wouldn't use a wood or laminate that "matches" your cabinets because in reality it won't match. It is better to have a contrast than a "close" match. IMHO
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And laminite in a kitchen or bath area is not a great idea.
Get's wet once from a water leak and it's trash.
Is there a HOA ? If so do they allow the use of Laminite? Some do not, or at least tell you what padding you have to use because it's loud to walk on.
To me? Sounds like a dark hole. We saw one home like that for sale, and the dark wood on flooring and cabinets make the whole area look cave like.
Personally I would opt for a contrasting floor of an overall pattern of a good commercial linoleum (not grid pattern) or porcelain tile of medium to light shade for the floor. It would reflect the light so much better.
I'm with Conrad... all this dark on dark stuff might work for Bruce Wayne, but it's standoffish and I find it depressing. lighten up, get some color on the walls, break it up with accessories, have fun.
sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
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