White Linoleum From Hell

Saturday, May 8, 2010
Is on its way OUT. Today the Smart Man and I went over to Lowe's and picked out some tile for the kitchen and all the bathrooms. We'll be selling the Big Yellow House in the next several years, and we figured we'd like to enjoy some of our home improvements rather than having the work done and then selling immediately.

Here's what we're considering for the kitchen and the laundry room/bathroom, which are both on the main floor. These areas tend to carry a lot of traffic, and for the first several years we lived here, keeping the white linoleum clean was the bane of my existence. After that, I just stopped caring.


We're taking the Mechanicky Gal's advice and getting something a bit darker and textured. That way when the Boogie Dog drags the great outdoors into the house (and he will, believe me - he will), it won't show quite as badly.

Here's what we're considering for the upstairs bathrooms:


We wanted something lighter up there, because one of the bathrooms doesn't have a window, and the darker tile would probably have made it rather cave-like.

The installers will be coming by in the next couple of weeks to measure and such. After that, we'll order the tile and schedule the installation. You just know that'll be fun. But the reward will be the end of the white linoleum from hell. Hallelujah!

10 comments:

vince said...

What, you don't have a landlord that does all that work? :-)

Anne C. said...

How appropriate that I spent the day scrubbing MY kitchen tile (actually, the grout) so I can seal it, as I should have done seven years ago.

Make sure they seal the grout!

WendyB_09 said...

I've lost track of just how many places I've had that exact white linoleum from hell. Ugh.

Still have white vinyl on the kitchen floor in this place, just a different pattern. And it is hell in a kitchen to keep clean. Matter of fact, needs cleaning right now and it ain't happening this weekend. At least in the entry & bathrooms they used a grey/beige pattern that looks like real tile. Not as hard to keep clean.

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Anne C. said...

I sense a *TONG* approaching...

Janiece said...

*TONG*

Clearly, Anne is psychic. Notify the JREF!

mom in northern said...

Good choices...

The Mechanicky Gal said...

They'll look great!

TheOtherOne said...

Just be careful picking out your grout - too dark or too light, either one, will show dirt badly...

Janiece said...

We're thinking of brick colored grout for the upstairs, and we haven't decided for the downstairs. I'm open to recommendations...