Choosing which flooring I'd be putting downstairs was the easiest part of our whole renovation project. We had already covered the floor in our former family room level with TrafficMaster Allure in American Walnut and had no problem choosing it again for many reasons. You can take a mop to it, it is vinyl, and it looks real. Having the flooring continue onto the level below makes the entire space seamless.
We have been waiting on this flooring for a couple weeks since it is special order. Today we were told they had ordered 24 boxes of Black Walnut by mistake. Not good.
Here are my options. Option number one is to wait another three weeks for the new floor to come in. During this three week time period we can continue to run circles around each other on the main living floor. The toys and items my children have been itching to find again will continue to be hidden under the blue tarp in the former playroom. The back three season porch, which I always love this time of year, will not be played in or enjoyed. It is currently filled floor to ceiling with bins and storage boxes.
Option number two is to choose a different floor. One that is in stock. Take a big guess which option I went with.
After looking at all the other colors and wood types this TrafficMaster Allure comes in I narrowed it down. I chose the Teak option. The color is a bit warmer and lighter, but I mainly chose it because the grain is the same scale. Yes, I looked at that.
I'd rather not have to make this switch but I cherish my sanity at this point. Bye bye American Walnut, hello Teak!