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SHPinteriors

Thanks for the interview Cheryl, it was great to talk about sustainability in flooring and I hope it gives viewers the many options available to work with on their projects. Helen @shpinteriors

   
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jill_gibbs22

I love pure wool carpets. Sadly, so do the moths, which have ruined it in the bedrooms. So I might have to look at something like sisal. A bit scratchy under foot, but I can put up with that if moths don't like it.

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Ivana Ćurčić

When we remodelled our 1901 house ten years ago, we kept the pine wood floors, and were easily persuaded to oil rather than paint them. We had to patch some parts of the floors but we did not aspire for a smooth and sleek look anyway — our walls have some of the original lime plaster, so those are not smooth either. In the kitchen, we opted for bamboo flooring. It really is durable and easy to maintain; unfortunately it was not installed properly—i.e. not enough space was left at the borders for its expansion, so we’re dealing with the undulating bit, but that has to do with our poor choice of (un)professional fitters rather than the material itself.

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