Interior trim work is well underway at our Second Street addition and remodeling project. The cabinets have all been installed and look wonderful. The clients selected a beautiful granite material for their countertops. The stone has many colors and looks warm and rich set against the cabinets.
The kitchen flooring is a true linoleum product. Linoleums went out of favor starting in the 1970’s as no-wax vinyl flooring became popular. But true linoleum—made from sawdust, limestone, linseed oil and pigments—as a fantastic product. It is easy on your feet if you are in the kitchen a lot. It is much more forgiving when glasses or plates are dropped compared to harder materials. The pale blue color and the design and appearance is so soft and natural.
We are using oak plinth blocks at the door casings. Plinths are larger rectangular pieces of wood. Plinths allow a transition between thinner running trim on the door jambs and the thicker base. In this case the base is ¾” thick and has a cap on top of it. The casing is 9/16” thick and comes down on top of the plinth.
I also like the undermount salad sink these clients selected. That, combined with the single base faucet, make a very nice installation and easy cleaning around the sink.