Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rite Rug Appointment

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.

Kitchen selections
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"
Listello: SF415
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!


  1. I just LOVE your master bath tile. We are getting the same tile except with the standard listello. After seeing your switch to the white/gray, we are going to see if there is any way it is possible to switch it because it would fit our bathroom so much better. We've never liked the listello to begin with that came with that tile but didn't think about doing a change order regarding it, so thank you! And great taste! Beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much - I am really excited about our bathroom selections!! I hope they allow you to change the listello. It shouldn't be an up charge, I don't think. Good luck!! :-)

  2. Your bathroom is going to be beautiful! After seeing many of you guys going with the grey tile, I'm thinking maybe I should have gone that route too! Its really lovely and different, the espresso cabinets are a great choice, they'll set everything off so nicely.

    1. If anyone tries to change their selections, I am interested in seeing if they go for it or not. I can't wait until I am posting pictures of the finished product.

  3. Looks like we are all on the same timeline! I'm so happy that I found you guys!!

    We went with grey tile in the master and hall as well. I love it. We remodeled our bathroom in our current house as well, and tried to keep it the same. I was actually pleasantly surprised with the tile selections!!

    Come on by our blog and visit!

    1. Did you pick to do the whole shower in tile in the hall closet or just the flooring? I couldn't justify the extra money to update the hall bathroom so much. I can't wait to see everyone else's choices come together. I will definitely check out your blog!

    2. Just the flooring. I couldn't justify the cost either to have them do a surround. The one piece surround is fine for our toddler. It will be easier to keep clean too! We did choose to do the floor though.

    3. Yeah that's what we said. For the baby it's fine, but we will get something nicer for us. We also just did the floor.

  4. I can't wait to see your home finished! I love the Dunkirk, but it's not offered in our sub... I will live vicariously through you! Ha ha ha!

  5. I have been looking all over for a grey 9x12 tile and I cant find one I like anywhere! Does yours have a hint of green to it? Can I ask where you got it/what its called? In your third picture you have a grey 12x12 tile, a grey 9x12 tile and another grey tile of a different size...what size is that?? Thanks!


    1. The name of the tile we selected was Parkway PK98 grey. I don't remember any hints of green in the tile at all. We were at our local Rite Rug store when we saw it. The other size is just one of the 12x12 tiles cut down to fit on the board. I actually think the tiles are 13x13, at least that's what the sticker said next to the tile. Let me know if you have any other questions, I'd be happy to answer them to the best of my ability!!

  6. I feel so lucky that I stumbled upon your blog in my google search for the grey 9x12 tile. After you provided me with the info for the tile I ordered it and just FINALLY finished my bathroom and it came out amazing! The tile is exactly what I wanted! I would still be looking if you hadn't posted this stuff! Thanks again for your help! :)

  7. Is it possible for you to give an update?! I just found this blog and we ordered the same kitchen selection and bathroom selections (we are building a Venice though)! Do you love your new home?