Keep This Linoleum Flooring?

Keep This Linoleum Flooring?

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Carrie McBride
Oct 6, 2011

Q: As the cool weather begins to push us indoors for the winter, I decided my first project would be to make my littlest man, Eli, his own room. The first thing to go was the dog-pee stained 80's pile carpet. My intention was to install cork flooring as I had in my older son's room and plan to do for the remainder of the upstairs. But as the carpet came up I began to swoon over the turquoise of this late-70's linoleum, which I'm guessing is original to the house. I love me a good octagonal floor pattern. Is there any reason I shouldn't leave this in my sons room? I just made the bedding and it hits the mark as for how I want the room to feel. I had planned to use a faux bois wallpaper on the bed-side wall to give the room a cabin-y feel. If I used the wallpaper and keep the lino, will it be pattern overload? Thanks!

Sent by Alison

Editor: I'm feeling where you're going with this. What does Eli think? Cold linoleum is not my favorite thing to step on (and wouldn't be first thing in the morning) so perhaps consider adding a small, solid rug beside his bed? Readers, what do you think?

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