**If I could pick any flooring I wanted I would choose a chocolate brown hand scraped maple floor. **
The wood floor we chose at Rite Rug we found online for $6.00 - $7.00 a sq ft and labor is an additional $2.99 / sq ft. With a little math Rite Rug was charging $9 a sq ft for wood and 2.99 / sq ft for install. We feel sick being overcharged like this. But feel kind of trapped as well. We don't want to mess up our cabinets or risk a debacle with the flooring later.
Our SR at Ryan set up another apt for us at Rite Rug with a different SR and told us we could "shop the store" to find what we were looking for. I accepted this news with a leary attitude. And of course I was right. Shop the store meant you can only shop Armstrong wood & Shaw carpet. Not anything you want. I was hopefull but kind of expecting this.
After accepting that we would be spending way more than necessary to get the wood floors we wanted we proceeded with the appointment. This time the SR at rite rug was way more helpful. She pulled options and really discussed things with us. This is what we ended up with.
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So our temporary flooring in the living/dining rooms is Baseline Carpet White Fox
Study - Baseline Thornwood. This too will be replacesd shortly after we move in.
Family Room Carpet - Level C upgrade with 8lb pad. This is Shaw Simple Times Great Plains. We chose this carpet in our first Ryan home and were happy with it. It hides stains well and is comfortable underfoot.
Stairs & Second Level Carpet - Shaw Simple Times Quartz. We are using gray tones in the kids rooms and this color goes well with grays and beiges. It's kind of a greige color.
Stair railing is being stained to match the wood flooring
Master Bath - since all our money has been spent on the wood floors we went with the standard options and will upgrade later. I don't feel too bad about this since they didn't have anything I liked anyway.
Initiator vinyl floor & 6X6 white tile on shower & tub. We chose standard andover maple vanities since we don't like the Ryan homes vanites. They are plain and the storage stinks. We will replace these later on.
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Bath #1, Bath #2, and Laundry Room also have the Initiator vinyl. Andover maple cabinets in all bathrooms. We plan to paint or Rustoleum transform these to make them accpetable until we can replace them.