Poured Concrete, Slate, or Brick Floors?

I am working on a project right now that involves choosing flooring for a client’s basement.  My client is having a hard time deciding between (you guessed it) stained poured concrete, slate tile, or brick.  For me it would be a no brainer, but I won’t say what I would choose… I’ll let you guess.

There are pros and cons to all three options.  Brick can be laid in a dozen different patterns; you can stain concrete so many different colors; and then slate comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  Tough choice.  What would you do?

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Brick Floors

I’m short on words (and time) today, so I’ll leave you with this:

How about some more exposed brick… specifically, brick floors…

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Country Living

Country Living

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Summerfield Design Blog

Summerfield Design Blog #brick #floors

Summerfield Design Blog

Summerfield Design Blog

Garden & Gun

Garden & Gun

Garden & Gun

Garden & Gun

Summerfield Design Blog | #brick #floors

Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard

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Summerfield Design Blog

Summerfield Design Blog

Traditional Home

Traditional Home

Traditional Home

Traditional Home

Traditional Home

Traditional Home

Summerfield Design Blog | #brick #floors

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Seagrass, Sisal

…and Jute!  I love natural fiber rugs.  I promise they work in both formal and informal interiors.  And here is proof:

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via Courtney Price

 

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I can’t even tell you how many clients of ours have seagrass/sisal runners on their stairs… Love that look.  Seagrass is especially nice on the stairs if you have small children. [image via Benjamin Dhong]

 

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Munger Interiors via Delight by Design

 

 via Greige

 

 

 

 Jesse Carrier via Luster Interiors

 

Proof that natural fiber rugs work in all types of designs/styles [Katie Ridder] 

 

 Lynn Morgan via House Beautiful

 

Do you have a massive living room and don’t want to pay 9485967584 dollars for a huge oriental rug?  Go with seagrass!  [Orlando Diaz-Azcuy via House Beautiful]

 

 

 

 

Designers like Phoebe Howard and Suzanne Kasler are big fans of natural fiber rugs.

 

 One of my favorite ways to use a seagrass rug: layering.  If you have a nice/oriental/antique rug but it’s too small for a space – layer it over a larger seagrass/sisal rug.  Problem solved.

 

 Todd Romano

 

Traditional Home

 

One of my favorite natural fiber rugs, which I just discovered the other day, is Serena & Lily’s Chevron Jute/Hemp rug

 

 

 

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Painted Floors

Who has the guts to paint their hardwood floors?  Plenty of people do.  I’m not sure I could bring myself to paint my own, but I’d paint someone else’s any day.  I would be more likely to paint my own floors if I had a beach house or a big porch.

My infatuation with painted floors began when Mary McDonald painted her client’s floor in an episode of Million Dollar Decorators.   {Side note:  I cannot wait for the next season of that show!!!!} I wish I could find a video of that episode, but here is a picture of the finished product. 

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If I remember correctly, it was a little dramatic because Mary did exactly what her client did not want her to do.  But that’s how Mary McDonald is and I don’t blame her because it turns out fabulous every time.  It’s hard to tell in the picture but the chevron stripes are three different colors: black, white and tan. 

Anyways, here are some more painted floors:

 

via Fifi Cheek

 

via Things that Inspire

 

 

 

Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

via Brabourne Farms

 

 via Fifi Cheek

 

Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

Mona Ross

 

 

 via House of Anais

 

 

Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

via Amber Interiors

 

 

 

 Thomas O’Brien

 

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