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Flooring / Design Choice for Lake House
November 6, 2012 in Design Dilemma
Our home will be long and narrow with entry on the north end and a lake view on the south end due to the lot size. Originally I considered doing dark hard wood (or engineered) floors from the kitchen through the dining room and into the living room as it is all open concept. But I'm concerned about wear and tear as well as fading from the wall of windows were adding on the south side of the house for the lake view. We have dark brown furniture - woods and leather. We both like tile, but that's a lot of tile and it's too cold for WI year round. Should I go for 1 type of flooring in this large space or break it up? Suggestions on products that will deliver classic/timeless style, stand up to indoor/outdoor foot traffic, and not need to be cleaned daily?