LIFECORE Flooring Featured in Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Fixer Upper Episode Six: Mediterranean Money Pit
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In the recent Mediterranean Money Pit episode of Fixer Upper, Allegra Maple Refresh by LIFECORE was used as the flooring for the 4,000 square foot home’s entry, living room and primary bedroom. You can view Jo’s Design Sourcebook for this home here.
Chip and Jo renovated the 1970s property in Waco, Texas, bringing new life to the home’s original Tuscan-style architecture. They had five specific needs in mind on the checklist from the homeowners. Number four on that list? Replacing the original floors with darker hardwood flooring. LIFECORE Allegra Maple Refresh was the perfect fit, offering a high-end design aesthetic as well as the durability and functionality of engineered wood floors.
Allegra Refresh is a brown North American maple flooring with streaks of black and shades of gray, providing a multi-tonal aesthetic. The 7 ½” planks are right on trend with wide-plank hardwood floors that interior designers across the industry are turning to for their projects.
In the entry, Chip and Jo replaced the old terracotta tile with LIFECORE floors that extend through the living room, where new custom-carved beams and a new fireplace mantle reflect the darker wood colors. The new hardwood floors were also used in the bedroom, accented again by wood beams on the ceiling, carved from antique, restored wood.
Because LIFECORE Allegra Maple Refresh is an organic reactive hardwood engineered floor, it pairs seamlessly with the wood beams, offering an old-world feel with a new-world approach, created with indoor air quality in mind. Our reactive process uses organic, low-VOC agents to bring out the beauty of the natural wood. The floors are also double stained for multi-rich tones and is wire brushed for a natural weathered look. Combined with nine coats of LIFECORE’s low VOC aluminum oxide finish, these floors can withstand heavy foot traffic.
This isn’t the first time Chip and Jo have chosen LIFECORE’s organic reactive engineered wood floors. Adela Rich Request, an oak hardwood, made an appearance as the primary flooring in a 2,000 square foot home in The Preserve in Waco, Texas.
Learn more about the entire Allegra Maple line of LIFECORE hardwood floors and find the perfect fit for your next project.
Photos sourced from Magnolia Homes, taken by Lisa Petrole.
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