Saturday, April 19, 2014
The Kitchen Floor
This is not an exciting blog post or a warm and fuzzy one or a creative one. It does make me so happy, though, so I'll share it.
When I moved into my house 7 years ago, I replaced the 70's gold floor with black and white one-piece vinyl. There were little bits of gray here and there on the white. It looked great in my retro kitchen and I loved it.
Over the years, though, it's looked worse and worse. Very dingy, even though I kept trying various products. I was starting to think about replacement because it looked so bad. I saw similar floors in restaurants and no one's looked as bad as mine.
I kept researching and found that some people recommended Armstrong New Beginning as a floor stripper with a follow-up of Armstrong Shinekeeper. I couldn't find any in my usual haunts so I ordered some from Amazon. They came yesterday, and I am a happy person today.
It isn't an easy or a quick process, and I'm sure it isn't a green cleaner, but to me it's all about balance. A cleaner that requires rubber gloves vs. perfectly good vinyl in the landfill. I also got the third product, Armstrong Once 'n Done to use on a regular basis. I'm very hopeful.
I keep popping into the kitchen to look at the floor. It really looks new.