- It is a tough and durable floor
- It is a DIY project
- It is affordable
- It is a great looking floor
Reason 1- this floor has been down for 2 months now and I have to say I am so impressed with the durability of this floor. I have 2 dogs and 3 cats who go in and out and run and slide on the floor. The sound of the scraping and tapping of their nails on the floor worried me the first couple days but now I just laugh and not care if the dogs are slip sliding around. I even have had my desk chair rolling on the floor! No scratches- I will use this floor in my next home.
Reason 2- this floor took a weekend for my husband and I to lay. The hardest part was starting it and making sure the first row of the flooring was straight. The click in place design is great. There are tricks to laying this floor that they do not say in the directions but I discovered I needed to do. This was simply having a 12″ piece of the flooring and a rubber mallet or hammer to tap the floor to snap together. (I hope in the very near future to do a video and how to post on putting this flooring in).
Reason 3- this floor is very affordable from The Home Depot (I have not gained monetarily from my recommendations for The Home Depot). Truthfully we have a credit card and charged the flooring during our home renovation (because we will be selling the house by Spring of 2017). The flooring for the living room, dining room, family room and the foyer was less than $800 including the underlayment. I could not refinish my hardwood floors for a 1/4 of this price!
Reason 4- this is a great looking floor. You can see for yourself in the pictures. I picked this color because it has dark, medium, and light and really gives a modern feel in my Colonial style home. There are other colors to choose so the hardest part will be which one.
This floor is not recommended for kitchens and bathrooms. It is not water resistant but I have found that this floor is more durable than advertised. Why? How? Because a couple weeks ago I left my water glass on the end table in the family room overnight and the next morning walked in to the room and saw the glass and the water on the floor! I was horrified and scared the floor was ruined but guess what? It wasn’t. The water wiped up and there was no damage to the floor. I am convinced that this floor is worth every penny and I highly recommend it for any home renovation or project in the future.
Thanks for stopping by and in the future I hope to share more home renovations with you. I love creating and inspiring and sharing with you. I already have my eyes on a new home which is a fixer upper. As I start my new life as an empty nester with my fur babies and all my tools, I will share with you how I do it on a small budget. Have a great day everyone and watch for more renovations and home tips.
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