In my post yesterday, I shared that we’ll be installing some new flooring in the studio. Well, not in the entire studio, but a corner of it, so I can use that area for photo shoots. The corner we’ll be installing it in is this one…
You can see that the flooring is a bit of a mish-mash; some of the old pine and some plywood, so I haven’t used that corner for photo shoots despite the nice light and big, blank wall.
So, I’ve been planning to float some flooring in that corner, so I can create “rooms”. Rooms that I can design, put together, photograph, and ultimately, sell everything in them.
Doesn’t that sound like fun?!
So, I was looking for a few specific things. First of all, I wanted a floor that would be neutral and wouldn’t cast any sort of hue, specifically red, orange or yellow. (The floors I have now are wicked orange.) I wanted a hard-wearing laminate, but it has to look good. No cheesy, fake-as-all-get-out laminate wood floor. It has to have a texture and warmth to it. Lastly, it had to be a “click-together” floor that will just float over the existing floor. I rent my studio space, so I can’t lay down anything that’s permanent.
Even as I was looking at flooring samples, I received an e-mail from Quick-Step, asking if I had any upcoming flooring projects.
Well, interesting that you asked! As a matter of fact…
Yeah, it really happens like that sometimes!
I took a look at their flooring options and it was exactly what I was looking for. Well, in the pictures, anyway. I selected some flooring samples in the gray, brown, and even cream family, so I could see them in person.
I really liked all of the samples. Each one had something I liked about it, but there was one that jumped out at me right off the bat. When I know what I like, I don’t have to hem and haw about it.
The one on the bottom right was the winner for me. It’s the French Country Oak Planks from their
I love the texture and the grain and how it looks (and even feels) like real, reclaimed wood.
I can hardly wait to see them all clicked together. We’ll be installing it next week and I’ll share all of the details on the process.
Disclosure: I received free product from Quick-Step in exchange for an honest review on this blog. All opinions are my own and I wouldn’t have partnered with them if I wasn’t impressed with the quality of their product.