We had our Rite Rug appointment on June 14, 2014. First off, let me say that Nicole was phenomenal! She didn't push us into anything and was very helpful when we were having a hard time making decisions. We didn't feel any any pressure at any point in time. I know some people have had experiences where their Rite Rug employee was hard to get a hold of after the appointment, but Nicole has always responded very quickly to us. This is service that we appreciate very much! She was really great!
We were really excited going into this appointment since we knew we would get to pick out all of our finishes for the house. We went in with a pretty clear idea of most of the things we wanted so I think that helped to make things go pretty quickly.
We had picked out the kitchen finishes ahead of time and we agreed on the vinyl for the floor very quickly. We also decided to get vinyl flooring in the dining room (instead of carpet) for a small upgrade because we are going to eventually get hardwood installed everywhere there is vinyl so we want the flooring to be as level as possible where we will be putting the hardwood.
The items that took us longer to pick out was the tile for the bathrooms and also the carpet upgrades we should do. In the end, we upgraded both the carpet and the pad in the great room and kept the upstairs carpeting as the standard. Our thinking is that we aren't going to be upstairs all that often compared to downstairs so that carpet won't get as much wear as downstairs will.
The item we were most worried about was the bathroom tile - we weren't sure they would have sometime to match our taste. We just re-did all of the bathrooms in our house and were hoping to mimic that as closely as possible. We didn't think it would be possible, but they actually did have options that were reasonably close to what we installed in our current home. We had a small non-standard request that was granted for our tile - we wanted 6 rows of the listello instead of the standard 4. This was granted for a nominal fee. Another non-standard we added was a resin shelf for in the master bath shower.
We left this appointment feeling very satisfied with our selections and we didn't have any buyer's remorse.
Vinyl floor: Initiator 66178
Cabinet: Scottsdale Maple Espresso
Countertop: Hi Def laminate 3460-46 Calacatta Marble
|We picked the dark oak stain for our railings.|
|These are our master bath tile selections. Instead of 4 rows of the white listello, we requested (and were granted) 6 rows!|
Wall tile: PK98 9"x12"
Floor tile: PK98 12"x12"
Grout: #335 Winter Gray
|These are all of the selections for the master bathroom. Same cabinets that we will have in the kitchen and a white cultured marble counter top.|
|These are our choices for the 2nd floor hall bathroom. Same cabinets as the kitchen, white standard cultured marble countertop, and the floor tile is SW92 12"x12". Grout will be the winter gray.|
|This is our great room carpeting, Collinsville 00702 Mocha Froth. It was the first upgrade for the carpeting. We also upgraded the pad underneath to the highest upgrade available. We will be in this room all the time so it made sense to do the upgrades here.|
|This is our carpeting selection for the stairs and second floor, Baseline 00747 Thornwood. We kept everything standard for this carpeting.|
|These are our laundry room selections. Same cabinets as the kitchen, standard countertop Perlato Granite 3522-58 Formica, and the vinyl flooring is Initiator 66204. So excited to have a 2nd floor laundry room!|