How did your story with Stuga start?
The first time that we used Stuga was at our cabin in the Idaho mountains, and we picked them, honestly, for how good they looked. They looked so good, were so unique, and durable. I mean, if they can be laid in a cabin where we’re coming in with snow and boots, we knew that it was something that could withstand our life here. The most amazing thing is, the whole last year we’ve been renovating our house, and the floors were one of the first things that came in. We’re always telling people, “Keep your shoes on; we’re renovating.” Contractors come in and out, and they still look perfect.
Why did you decide to install hardwood flooring in your house?
We wanted a wood floor that was durable, that we wouldn’t have to worry about with our kids and our big dog, but was still warm and nice and could go all over our house. We have a very large dog and three very active kids, and the floors do awesome. They hold up to whatever you can imagine: dropping stuff, throwing stuff. The girls run all over the place with their little grocery carts. Willow comes in with her muddy paws. (“They kind of withstand more than I can actually!” — Julia)
Are you going to be installing the Ingrid flooring in your kitchen?
The Ingrid is great for kitchens. We installed Stuga floors in our cabin kitchen, and we installed them in our friends’ kitchen that we renovated last year. We cannot wait to install them in our kitchen. We held off because we are going to redo the whole kitchen, but we have all the floors ready to go. We’re so ready. We have the Ingrid floors in our breakfast nook, which is where we eat all our meals, every day, so we know they will hold up to all the food and spills.
How did you decide on the Ingrid flooring?
The color was the first thing that we were drawn to. It’s so natural, and the finish on it is natural as well. It looks like raw wood but has a very tough durable finish on the outside of it that’s super matte.
Why is Ingrid the best of Stuga’s hardwood flooring?
The Ingrid is the best because the color matches life. It’s really livable, and the color of it is super neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s just that right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style.
Stuga did not sponsor this post, but did provide the flooring for our home. CLJ receives a small commission on Ingrid sales, and all opinions here are our own.
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