It's Hardwood Floors or Nothing (If At All Possible, Please)

It's Hardwood Floors or Nothing (If At All Possible, Please)

Tess Wilson
Mar 29, 2011

While discussing the pain of either replacing or living with came-with-the-place the-absolute-wrong-shade-of-green carpeting, I felt so lucky that I've never had to deal with such things...

In all my years of renting (7 apartments in 6 cities in 10 years), I've been lucky enough to always have hardwood floors in my home. Now, before you start thinking I'm fancy, please remember the closet I used to sleep in. And the kitchen I currently sleep in, for that matter. But every time I look for an apartment, i have my fingers seriously crossed that I'll find one with wood floors. I don't need lots of space, or a parking spot, but wood floors feel like home to me. They're easy to clean (and I make lots of messes), they're nice to lie on (cool in the summer and...okay, cool in the winter, too), and they feel so...spacious. Especially if there's not a lot of actual space!

What amenity or luxury do you have a perfect track record with so far (knock on wood)? Have you given up other benefits to maintain that record?

Image: Atelier des Granges, via Apartment Therapy's Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors post

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