Your choice of flooring for your house depends on quite a few factors. One of the factors is how does it feel to the soles of your feet. Repeat:
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET?
But then now so many of us wear slippers most of the times when we are indoors. And so the feeling to the soles is kind of lost. And then flooring becomes just a matter of visual pleasure.
This looks good, that looks good.
I am confused.
Oh this color is not so good. Let’s check some more colors.
Oh this doesn’t match the color of the table!
Oh, but we chose that laminate. And so this color will look good.
Our senses have gone for a toss and so has our sense of designing. But some small reminders may help. But then who reminds whom… When? After the interior design is horribly done, it’s all a matter of criticisms, odd expressions and jealousies.
There’s this semi-fraud-acquaintance who took a lot of assistance from my Dad in getting stone and design related work for his big house project. I am compelled to call it house coz it’s hard to call it bungalow.
One of the features of this man’s project is the numerous kinds of stone and surface material he has used to garnish his house with, both inside and outside.
Needless to say, I was appalled at the way it all felt when I got a chance to visit this site once, more than a year back. The work’s still going on I hear.
Taj Mahal is primarily a one stone work.
Kailash Temple, they say, is not just one stone, it is one-rock work. Incredible, isn’t it.
Now, for the sake of funny arguments, a professional like an architect or an interior designer or a status-symbol-maker may say but these are public monuments, not houses for living. So let me ask another question.
Would you want a house that looks as gorgeous as a monument or a house that looks like a hodge-podge of materials?
Funny argumenter may even say, “But monuments require more money and space to make.” Really? Is that so?
The practitioners and house-makers of today’s age seem to earn a lot from the use of materials instead of the use of imagination. Bitter and easier said and true wherever I see.