Feinmann has recently installed some marvelous, interesting floors that work well in their room settings. One of our favorites is a rubber floor that was used in a basement gym and laundry area. “The one we used comes in large pieces like a puzzle,” according to Project Manager Tammy Russo, but it also comes in rolls. It was installed directly over a concrete floor. “One of the advantages is that it is sound deadening.” This flooring is also a good choice for a home music studio.
Another popular trend is bamboo flooring. Because bamboo is plentiful and fast growing, it has been given the sustainability stamp of approval. Feinmann has used bamboo in bedrooms and dens.
Recently we installed Sant’Agostino tiles that look like wood grain in a carriage house project. “Some of the advantages to using the tile over the wood are the longevity of the tile and its moisture resistance,” says Dave Wittig, Feinmann Production Manager. The tile is made in the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy, north of Tuscany.
As part of the same carriage house project, a reclaimed wide plank pine floor was used. Although beautiful, the soft pine requires maintenance. Another flooring we used in a contemporary project recently was Brazilian cherry, matching the same wood used in another part of the house. The warm tone of this wood appealed to the homeowners.
What is your favorite floor surface? We’d love to hear your ideas and what floors you!