One more sleep until our much anticipated internal colour and electrical selections. Eeeeeeek! Just to give myself a refresher, I made a last minute dash to the Metricon display homes in Kellyville. I wanted a walk through of the house that we initially fell in love with, the Laguna. Yep, I still love it especially the master bedroom, ensuite and parents retreat!
While I feel well prepared for tomorrow’s appointment, I’m in a serious quandary over the floors. We have our hearts set on floating timber floorboards. Installing timber flooring requires an expansion gap to be left between the timber and the walls. Ideally, the skirting boards should be installed after the flooring but if the skirts are already in place before the floor is laid then a Scotia beading is used as an edge trim to cover the gap.
Herein lies the conundrum. I’m not a huge fan of Scotia but I think we can paint them the same colour to blend into the skirting boards. It’s the beading around the kitchen island that is driving me crazy! I think it’s ugly and ruins the beautiful waterfall edge.
The sensible solution is to have the island installed after the floors. But I’ve already asked a few times and been told it’s standard for the flooring to be laid down last. Am I being precious about this?
So I’d love to hear your thoughts on Scotia beading. If anyone has any experience or suggestion on how we can avoid the use of Scotia around the island, please leave me a comment. Thanks