|Re: Common House flooring||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Holly McNutt (holly.mcnuttgmail.com)|
|Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 11:23:52 -0800 (PST)|
Thanks all who have replied about flooring - great info! I will pass along to our Common House group. - Holly On Mar 4, 2011, at 12:10 PM, Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah wrote: > > At RoseWind Cohousing, Port Townsend, WA, our common house has been in > use for more than ten years. Dining room/great room floor is "smart" > certified oak and beautiful. The more so as there is a design inlaid > in a square in the center of the floor (the parquetry area is about > 14x14 and mirrors an overhead coffer in the ceiling there). As we > often clear the center and gather in a circle, it's pretty to have the > center marked that way. > > Kitchen, and what was the young children's play room are Marmoleum. I > have that in my home kitchen as well. It is really attractive, and > dropped dishes almost bounce! Easy under foot. The drawback is that > the material WILL nick, and will etch if you spill chemicals (like > some dishwasher chemicals) on it. I'd do it again, though. Make sure > any nails in the subfloor are solidly hammered down: if they work up, > they will make visible bumps in the Marmoleum. > > Foyer, bathrooms and hallways are a stony tile, which is easy to clean > and looks fine. > > Good mats inside and outside doors are very important for keeping dirt > from tracking in. We also are a shoes-off common house. (This is a > fairly common custom in homes in our town.) Residents keep slippers in > their foyer cubbies. Baskets of loaner slippers are next to front hall > benches. For dances, people bring special shoes and change from their > street shoes. Only those who must wear shoes for reasons of disability > or age keep shoes on. > > Someone asked about cork flooring - check with Sharingwood in > Snohomish WA, I think they have that. > > Our rec room, with pingpong and foosball tables, was originally > floored with recycled scrap flooring from a demolition site. The multi- > colored pattern that resulted looked cool, but the wood turned out to > be laden with MOLD. Several of us couldn't even enter the room. An > expensive re-do replaced it with bamboo, which is really pretty, but > cost a lot. > > A floor-maintenance help is our built-in vacuum system. I thought it > silly at the time, but really appreciate it now. A small portable > upright vac is useful when there is just a little rug to do. Presently > the only rug is in front of the hearth at one end of our dining room > where the sofas are. > > Maraiah Lynn Nadeau > www.rosewind.org > where spring flowers are in bud and we have a couple of resale homes > available > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
Common House flooring Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah, March 4 2011
- Re: Common House flooring Holly McNutt, March 4 2011
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