It was time for us to pull up the builder’s grade carpet in our house. I really don’t like the look of the laminates I’ve seen and real wood flooring was a bit out of our price range.
While watching “I Want That” on the DIY Network, we found out about vinyl plank flooring, by Style Selections, that looks just like wood. It looked like something we really should investigate, so off to Lowe’s we went.
The stuff looked amazing. Not to mention how easy it would be to install. Peel and stick. Literally! It comes in boxes just like regular “real wood” flooring, but it’s thinner in depth and SO easy to cut to size when needed. You just score it and cut it with an Xacto knife, though shoot, I used damn scissors a lot of the time!
It’s vinyl, so it’s perfect in kitchens as well. Something I wanted, since I was sick of the boring tile in our kitchen/dining room.
The cost was definitely less expensive than laminate and we were able to put it right down over the tiles in the kitchen, and the subfloor in the living room. Point is, no moisture barrier was needed, etc.
It’s been almost a year and I still love it! Definitely worth looking at if you’re thinking of replacing your flooring.
Here’s a before and after picture (sorry, I didn’t take many pictures during the process since I was also putting up the board and batten at the same time)! Obviously, I bought new furniture, too, but I promise, it IS the same house! ha ha