so i posted on my instagram the other day about working around the slate in our screen room area. much to my surprise a lot of people seemed to really like the slate?! who would have thought. i actually don’t mind the slate floor. it’s very practical for this room that gets a ton of light and a bit of moisture. however it doesn’t really vibe with the look i’m going for.
the past few years i’ve just covered it up with some rugs which i ruined by accidentally leaving one of the windows open during the winter. i repainted the entire room including the windows hoping to prolong some of the wood frames and took out the damaged rugs.
i thought about just putting some laminate flooring over the top the non adhesive kind that just clicks together and would sit on top of the slate so if and when i changed my mind i could just tear it up. however i think it would look kind of funny and a little too heavy for that room. so my next option (other than another rug) would be this snap lock decking from ikea. it’s totally removable and doesn’t leave any residue behind so if we wanted to go back to slate it would be preserved underneath. plus it might be cheaper than a rug at about $400 to cover the entire 10×12 foot room.
it comes in a few different colors but i’m kind of digging the natural wood tones for the room. the walls are painted white dove by b.moore and i painted my screen room door with some left over space black i had from the kitchenette.
what do you think?