Today was the RiteRug meeting and I have to say it went pretty well. We met with Debra at the Charlotte, NC location. It was a much better experience than I expected. I felt no sales pressure at all. If anything I pressured myself on upgrades! I truly believe that the blogs were a big help in helping to prepare for this meeting. I even brought my Buyer's Agent (Amy) along for added comfort!
First, let me tell you this. If you think you are going to RiteRug and thinking you are not spending a penny, you are probably in for a surprise. I felt that I was disciplined but I am sure I affected the mortgage payment a tad after the upgrades that I didn't think I needed or wanted. So they got me! And they'll get you too :)
So lets talk about the choices. First let me say I am terrible at this stuff. I can handle things like half-hots and data ports, but colors? Forget it. This was left to Jenn and Amy (Buyer's agent / Laywer / counselor).
Here's links to the flooring on the Ryan website and Bruce websites.
Padding will be 8 pound throughout, but contemplating the waterproof padding which is a pricey upgrade.
Here are links to the Carpeting:
Laundry Room Flooring
The Winner here was Canyon Creek 94630 Vinyl by Armstrong. It says "Good" so I guess it's good. I couldn't find this one on the Ryan designer site. According to the Armstrong site it's called Stony River - Sun Kissed Beige. This is an upgrade from the base Vinyl, probably the cheapest upgrade you can do.
The winner for the tile floor was Daltile Stratford Place series "Willow Branch SD92"
Links to tile floor
Ryan Website (click on Willow Branch)
Grout for above Tile
Tile surround for Owner Bath
Listello SA52 (4 rows)
Link to surround
Also added 2 ceramic corner caddies to Owner Bath.
Second bathroom and downstairs bathroom
12 x 12 Daltile Sierra Vail
Link to Daltile Website
Ryan Website (click on Vail)
The Winner here was white 6 x 6 tile surround with Ivy surround for both bathrooms.