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living room help!
jody01January 30, 2013
Room is 24 by 13. white carpet, which has to go. Radiant heat flooring. Any thoughts on having the concrete polished. Love modern look. South facing room. The room would border hardwood. Would the concrete look out of place.Should I consider removing the wood?
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I like the wood flooring and also like the idea of removing the white carpet. I don't understand where the concrete is (or would be?).
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 6:21PM
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jody01
The concrete is under the carpet. I was thinking of having it polished.
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 6:39PM
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jaugustadt
Like the concrete idea works best with radiant heat. However the baseboards in that room are very narrow and would ruin the look unless u cam elimate them or install much wider ones at least 5 inches
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 6:45PM
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Darzy
I like the entire floor space to flow together. So, if you want polished concrete (and that looks nice and very modern) I'd remove the wood and do it all polished concrete.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 6:48PM
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jody01
yes, I do have radiant heat, and changing the baseboards is not a problem. I haven't seen wood floor beside concrete so I'm a bit nervous.
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 6:54PM
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jody01
i posted this other picture so you could see the flow into the kitchen area. Funny you should post that picture, I just purchased a saarinen tulip table!
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 6:57PM
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Darzy
This looks likes stairs? Is this wood area above the carpet area or on one level? Cool! Love that tulip table! I agree that wood (traditional looking wood) would look odd next to polished concrete. Travertine next to wood may work ok.
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 7:04PM
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designideas4me
looks like a nice house. Most likely u need a concrete overlay to cover carpet tack strip holes like I have. There are pics here on house of both wood and concrete on the same level. I spoke to some of those designer and they said u have to bring the floor up to match the level of the wood. Do you live in a cold climate area ? Is that why you need heat under the floor?
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 7:08PM
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jody01
These are stairs going down to walkout basement. The carpeted area is on the main level of a two story home. I live in Canada, and yes it can get pretty darn cold! I've lived here for two years and am really overwhelmed with the scale of the house.
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 7:18PM
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