Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ebonized floors and high-gloss trim...




I am hoping to soon rip out bad carpet upstairs and having the wood floors refinished. I am planning to have them ebonized (and then plan to have the same done downstairs as soon as my other half will tolerate this since we just had them done 3 years ago).

Kara Mann gets the ebonized floor look right, I think. I like her clean design and the seriousness of it. It's sexy but not overt and there isn't anything here that reminds me of Kelly Wearstler. Such a refreshing change for once. I also super love the dark, dark trim color in the 2nd photo.


Who wouldn't want to come home to this?

Here are other links re: ebonized floors:
Apartment Therapy 1
Apartment Therapy 2
Studio Annetta featuring great floors in a Jean-Pierre Heurteau designed home.



13 comments:

Anonymous said...

One question I have: If you get scratches in an ebonized floor, do they read as white?

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Great question. Hadn't thought of that. I would think it depends how deep the scratch is. It will probably read, in my case, as medium brown since that's the color of the wood in its natural state.

Anyone else with thoughts on this?

Jules said...

Yes! Do you have shedding pets? I think you have a pug--does that breed shed? My friend ebonized her floors and she didn't consider that she would see every single piece of fur her whitedogs shed (French bull bog and Maltese), especially in the summer. She's a clean freak, so she ends up sweeping several times a day. Not good. She loves the look (her entire studio and most of her house is like that first picture) but she would never do it again with shedding animals in the house.

Jules said...

Extra credit if you could understand my post despite the horrific typographical errors. O_O

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Ah, yes. We do in fact have one fierce little shedder, Rickey. He's fawn, too. Maybe I should return him and get a black pug so that at least it matched the floor? (Kidding... only kidding.)

I think you're totally right, but I don't want to think about it since these floors are my dream...

Mrs. Blandings said...

geez, sister - get some rest, will 'ya? I'm so lazy from the 150 Christmas cookies I can barely crawl to the computer. The floors are perfect - just what floors should be. My biggest regret was not re-doing ours when we moved it. I admire your commitment to do them now. Can't wait for a peak.

decorno.blogspot.com said...

Mrs B - are you kidding? No rest for me! 5 days off in a row, I hardly knew what to do with myself except post a bunch to le blog and plan some renovations. :)

Hope you had a good Christmas!

MAds said...

I got my dream cream marble floors. They were my dream until my little love Eva graced them. She is black. It is a nightmare and they only look as good as they should for about 1 hour after they have been cleaned. Which is Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7pm-8pm when my Godsent 'helper' comes.

Would I do it again? Probably not. Am I glad I did it? Yes.

And days off results in lots of blogging. I've posted more in these few days than I have all year! Dont Stop. Keeps us lurkers busy.

Anonymous said...

Also, dog claws are gonna leave scratches all over the floor. Maybe there's some way to double-stain the wood so scratches don't stand out as much?

Decorina said...

Anonymous 2:10

Doggie toenails do NOT leave scratches on ebonized floors unless you finish them and don't use any polyurethane over the finish.

Anonymous said...

We had wenge floorboards put in and we love them! They look super plush. Our flooring guy said they are better than stained floors as the stain ones get scratched easily and becomes pretty visible. Its also true that dust etc show up like crazy so we have to vacuum very often.
If you don't want a floor that gets scratched easily then don't go for the stained glossy look. Better to get a naturally dark wood like wenge or something that's been fired or baked.

Trægulve said...

Wow what a very very beautiful and look so nice floor. I hope I could have this floor also. This article was so nice, thank you for posting.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the link, but unfortunately it seems to be offline... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at decorno.blogspot.com could post it.

Thanks,
James