I have compiled a "Me And My Move" list and calendar (not gonna lie, it's a full-on work plan with milestones and everything) and while I can certainly move into my new house as-is, the few changes I want to make will be best accomplished when there is nothing inside. These changes include: goodbye popcorn ceiling, hello fresh coat of paint, and possibly sayonara brand-new loft carpet; bienvenidos cork floor!
Because I have dogs, and because I intend to use the loft space as a small pilates studio + home office + operation Just Dance 2 headquarters + sleeping space for my nieces and nephew, I'd really like to eliminate the funk-harboring carpet. Let's face it, Maddie will immediately scamper up the spiral stairs and mark her territory, so why not have her do it on a naturally antiseptic, sealed and protected floor instead of an absorbent textile? And let's not forget I do my best Ke$ha "Tik Tok" when I've had a glass or 2 of red wine.
My biggest question, and one in which I hope any reader can offer some feedback, is this - should I do the floating floor lock-in-place engineered cork boards, or the glue-down 12" square tiles? I am inclined to go with the latter, even though everyone says the former is the bees knees. I just can't fathom the concept of a "floating floor." I am a control freak. I need to know it's glued down and nothing will move.
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