On flooring

If and when I get to own my house in London, I wanted to be able to peel the carpets and find original floorboards, and be pleasantly surprised.

Image from W.I.T.W.I.M

I am quite sure that we will not have carpets. ugh! I hate them with a passion - always hiding dirt, cannot just mop spilled drinks away (i even found a real live plant growing in a hidden corner in the flat we're renting).

But I am not sure if we'll not be hiding away original floorboards (if we find any). From what I heard, draft can seep in from floorboards. And I dream of a house with no radiators - I want underfloor heating.
But maybe, we can use reclaimed floors, keep the character and still remain energy efficient.

Image From Timber Home

Image from Old Wood Workshop