Tag Archives: flooring


23 Sep

Every week I get some sort of assignment. Two weeks ago it was to find some old vintage/retro nuts & bolts, six to eight inches in length. Done. Last week it was to call Woodstock and start thinking about wood floors. Done.

Get this. When I called Woodstock I discovered that Brent (from Woodstock) used to live on Bradford Avenue. What are the odds? He asked for a few pictures of floors I like. How about these?

After meeting Brent, I’d describe him as a fearless purist. He doesn’t bat an eye at the idea of going against the grain, especially when it comes to flooring. We like fearless. We like purists. We like being so sure that we don’t bat an eye.

I’m off to the Woodstock office to meet with Brent and see the wood/floors for myself. We could easily go over budget on flooring. Brad totally dropped the budget hammer. He has to do that now and then. We don’t like being over budget.

I’ll let you know how this turns out. And I’ll take pictures at Woodstock.


Step inside. Walk this way.

22 Jul

If you spend the rest of the day walking around the office with Pour Some Sugar On Me running through your head, I am truly sorry. I was thinking about flooring, which caused me to think of words like step and walk. Next thing I know it’s 1987 and I’m  dancing to Def Leopard songs at the Homecoming Dance. Then my mind wanders to Love Bites, which was also real hit among all the junior high crowd at said homecoming dance—everything bites when you’re in junior high.

As I resurface from memory lane, I think to myself who writes a song like that anyway? Probably somebody from Def Leopard which explains my strong preference for Bon Jovi.

So, step inside. Let’s talk about flooring.

Recently, I’ve been told:

  1. Flooring can make or break a room.
  2. Hardwoods stained too dark will cause you to curse the dust and buy stock in Swiffer.
  3. Start looking at and thinking about floors. ASAP. (It’s next on the make-a-decision-about-this list.)

Here’s what I think:

  1. Real wood
  2. Wide planks
  3. Not-so-dark dark stains

(No clue where this photo came from but if these are your floors—they are lovely.)

Wary Meyers, I love your floors.

Carlisle Wide Plank Wood

Everything I like leads me to believe that flooring is charm you can walk on. I’ll take a double-dose of charm, please. Hold the Swiffer.