So we had our Guardian and Rite Rug (flooring) meetings today. We already kinda maxed out on Ryan options so we have a tight budget for flooring but some things are a must. Here are the pics we took....
Now, heres where we need help on. We cannot decide on the hardwood. It's either a standard hardwood which Im not crazy about or an upgrade.
The other thing I am worried about here is kids denting them up which will look bad on the high gloss type hardwood. The great thing about the distressed is if you beat it up, you cant tell! I have a feeling I would be more anal about the cheaper hardwood just because it wont look as good once all banged up by kids.
We are very likely going with the 8 lb carpet pad downstairs (on slab) and the standard 5 lb upstairs. I wish we could do the 8 lb on the stairs since they take so much abuse but Ryan includes the stairs as part of upstairs and you cannot seperate anything upstairs (without paying a fee to do so.)
Lastly, we want the level 2 carpet but it is way too expensive since we have basically maxed our budget. We have a lot to think about here. The good thing is, since our house (selling) has not closed yet, we have a little extra time to make these decisions.
Here are some additional pics of what we are looking at....