Finally - Floors In! - What kind of rugs in kitchen
Long story short, after studying all the options for our too damp slab, we didn't like any of them but had to pick one, so we elected to do a vapor barrier over the slab, then plywood subfloor, then the real floor. We got the subfloor one week, over the weekend we mounted the base cabs (Barker for those who care, more pics on that later) and then the installers put the floor in the following week. We did not want the hardwood under the cabinets in case there are any issues in the future and we have to repair it, we did not want to have to pull it from under the cabs. So to keep the applicances the correct height, we have plywood on top of the subfloor where the appliances go.
The wood is a Bella Cera engineered, San Pietro Walnut variable width. We know not to use rubberized pads for areas rugs due to the danger of them sticking to the floor over the long term but aren't sure what kind of rugs to use in the kitchen, in the areas, like in front of the sink and stove. Is it OK to use the small rubber backed rugs there as long as we pick them up regularly to clean and then put them back down, or do we need cloth ones with some kind of felt pad under them?
Due to scope creep :-), removal of a pony wall and widening of other entrances, we ended up doing 1000 Sq ft of flooring, kitchen, DR, breakfast nook, FR, entryway and study.
The color is kind of a blend of all three of these pics, it's a very foggy morning, so some look a little dark and the kitchen under artificial light looks a litte bit redder than IRL, but you can get the idea I think.
Installer (Wright Brothers in Princeton, TX if anyone is in the north DFW area), did a fabulous job and were 100% reliable every step of the way, always showing up when they said they would etc. It's hard to understand why so few businesses actually act like businesses but Rickey Wright was the most organized, professional person I've worked with in any capacity.
Now for the fun part, trying to get appliances in this weekend and some drawers and be able to start using the kitchen! We're going to do plywood counters for temporary and do the counters a little later. Still a lot of other things to take care of in all these rooms.