Monday, August 16, 2010

New Floors All Around

So, to pick up where I left last week, I was at Home Depot looking at carpet for our den and came across the Martha Stewart line. And I mentioned my slight obsession with Martha (that I try to keep quiet as not to sound like a stalker) and my natural attraction towards that robin's egg blue she uses in all of her branding...gets me every time.

So, I asked Butch, the current resident Home Depot carpet expert on duty, "How's this Martha Stewart Carpet? Haven't heard anything about it."

Butch replies "You know, I've been in this business for twenty years and never once have I seen carpet that has a lifetime guarantee against stains - including pet stains."


Have you met these two that live with me?

So, then I have to pick out the style I want! Gah!! So many choices for this "when it comes to decorating I'm so non-committal" girl.

And he says "Shag, twist, frieze - it's the best carpet - it's a decorator's dream carpet - the perfect carpet if you have animals and kids."

"Yep, got both. Why so perfect?"

"Because you are actually walking on the side of the carpet fiber - not on top. Because it's longer, it pushes down when you walk, so it lasts forever."

"When can you come measure?"

So, they came this morning and measured with this really cool computer thing and hopefully I'll have new carpet very soon!

Double bonus - they have color-coordinated paints at Home Depot too that helps you pick which paints go with which carpet color!

Now, to find someone that can finish hardwoods...I hear that's a trickier one.
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  1. Sounds like you're going to have some snazzy new floors very soon. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing about the Martha carpet...I too have a pup that still has accidents (ie, when she is punished, she's a passive-aggressive pee'er...on the carpet!).


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