Engineered Hardwood Flooring Updates
It is week five of the One Room Challenge, and we did things out of order in the most spectacular way possible. This weekend Richard (our amazing contractor) came and installed gorgeous sawn oak engineered hardwood flooring from LIFECORE flooring in my client’s dining room. This is the exact same flooring I installed in my own home, and I still can’t say enough great things about it. I’m excited to show you the natural beauty that Anton Fresh Aire has given to her evolving space.
Note: Thanks to LIFECORE flooring for sponsoring this gorgeous engineered hardwood flooring. The opinions are 100% my own.
What is the ORC?
Thanks to Linda for organizing this great event. When you are done here, make sure to check out the 20 Featured Designers and other Guest Participants (like me). In addition to the fun support and camaraderie that this event evokes, Better Homes and Gardens is the media sponsor.
Before Engineered Hardwood Flooring
Flashing back to that oh so white corner…
After new Engineered Hardwood Flooring
It is still hard for me to believe how far we have come in just over a month, and these engineered hardwood floors add so much beauty and value to this space.
In my opinion, this flooring works well in the design. The sleek gloss ceilings feel perfectly balanced by the hewn oak 7 1/2 inch planks. The warm undertones of the Fresh Aire colorway will play off the gold elements and the upcoming Cambria table.
While on the lighter end of the color-spectrum, I feel like this is still a timeless medium brown color. I personally like to choose flooring in the medium brown range because trends come and go, but these colors remain classic. If you are looking for a different look, they have a large variety of other woods and finishes.
ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORS
Here is how the process looked. Richard installed these floors like the total pro that he is!
First he removed the old carpet.
Then, after removing all staples and dirt he installed underlayment.
Next, he put down the hardwood flooring. We ran the planks this way just in case the homeowner wants to continue the planks in the entryway and living room without an awkward seam. She loves them so much and it trying to find a way to make this happen.
Why I LOVE this Engineered Hardwood Flooring
In addition to being beautiful, LIFECORE Flooring Products, are HEALTHY! They have zero-added formaldehyde and low VOC hardened finishes. I still remember opening my boxes last year and feeling like I was in forest full of fresh cut trees. No really, my house smelled great for three days. LIFECORE also boast the Indoor Air Advantage Gold and GREENGUARD Gold certifications due to their healthy construction. Love that!
Lifecore floors are also certified Phase 2 Carb Compliant by the California Air Resources Board.
My LIFECORE floors have held up great to four kids and a dog. I have learned that they are so durable because they include a nine-coat, UV-cured aluminum oxide finish. Plus, engineered hardwood floors have a center core that makes them less likely to warp or flex, so they are resistant to cupping and bowing that solid hardwoods may experience. They also come with a 50 year residential warranty.
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Up next in the room
This is where is gets fun! The custom table is well on it’s way and I am working through the little details
Still on my personal to do list?
Build two benches
Coordinate the table construction
Shoot the space
The Dining Room Plan
1. Metrie 6-1/4″ Architrave Model #1382895
2. Metrie Panel Mould 1-1/8″ Model # 1462374
3. Varaluz Matrix 8-lt Linear- Havana Gold
4. Farrow and Ball- Red Earth 2% emulsion
5. Farrow and Ball- Deep Reddish Brown
6. Fine and Dandy Imaginarium Mural in Sepia
7. Custom Cambria Brittanicca Gold dining table
– Custom crafted authentic cedar stump and metal frame- Joe Allen from the Shop in Amelia, VA
– Cambria slabs fabricated from Granite and Marble Express in Chantilly, VA
8. Lamps Plus- Slim-Line 28″ Satin Brass LED Picture Light
9. Lamps Plus Hinkley Bowery 32 1/2″ High Black Steel LED Wall Sconce
10. Custom cement ball and faux alabaster planter by Candace Heil
11. Cowhide Rug- Home Decor International Inc- Use Code jeweled15
12. Lifecore Engineered Hardwood flooring- Fresh Aire
13. Rylie Caldwell Art- Original creation
14. Stroheim Plantinum Ingot trim
NOTE: Lighting and flooring will be installed by Richard Mendez
Thank you so very much for joining me on the Jeweled Interiors Fall 2020 dining room One Room Challenge. If you like what you see here don’t forget come back and poke around a bit after the link-up. Oh, and following me is fun too. Check back each Thursday as I transform this space into a colorful, soulful, and glamorous abode.
This is NEXT LEVEL. Jewel you are killing this room. The flooring is beautiful
This flooring sounds like a dream! Especially if it has that yummy wood smell. I can’t get over how stunning this space is. It’s so dreamy Jewel!
Thanks! Who doesn’t want a fresh cut forest smell? LOL
Thanks so much Erin!!!
it is amazing and the wood floor is so much better than carpet. So true about the balancing the glossy ceiling with a more subdued neutral floor. Your dining table is a killer and man I can’t get over how gorgeous that chandelier looks in the room!
Thanks Tim…Now I just have to finish up the little details and wait for the crowning piece…The table top💃💃💃
visually stunning as always! Can not wait to see the table!
Those floors are timeless! Gorgeous color choice my friend.
Thanks Libbie! Makes all of the difference in the world!
This is looking SO GOOD, Jewel! The floors are beautiful, and that chandelier is a showstopper.
Thanks Lauren. I’m so excited about it as well!!!