Okay everyone, today we are going to take a step forward in my procrastinating blogger life and show you part of our current living room, with my new living room flooring. GASP! I know, I am patting myself on the back too! We’ve lived here for almost 8 months and while we have taken HUGE strides forward, BUT absolutely no space is finished. What can I say, we live in a perpetual construction zone and I can only do what is bothering me most.
I will liken myself to the princess and the pea… I may have 20 comforts in my home, but that one little pea, just digs at me until I fix it. Which means nothing is done in order. I bounce around from space to space and project to project. I have what you would call DIY ADD. I just can’t wait to show you how good the flooring looks! Don’t worry, I plan on going back and showing you all some of the steps it took to get to where we are right now.
Let’s get a glimpse of the my living room flooring right now:
Also, I am SO excited to tell tell you about how Metroflor is hosting a giveaway on their Facebook page for $2500 toward a new Engage floor for you! NEED NEW FLOORS? Go enter!
Isn’t the floor gorgeous!
I will admit there is still a lot to be done in the space, including the fact that we haven’t even painted the walls yet. However, even though our living room is not finished, I LOVE the space right now! It makes me SO happy! Getting a cohesive flooring is the foundation we have been waiting for, for months and months and months.
To give you just a little background you can check out these two posts hating on remodeling and flooring preview and … And here is a little review., cuz you have to get the full effect here. We moved in and this is what the front room looked like (mid moving boxes)
We started by removing a wall with the help of a contractor friend. I will tell you more about that later.
The part of Sampson will be played by Etta…
We lived without proper flooring in the two spaces for about 6 months. But since we have no natural light in the living room, it was TOTALLY necessary. Since we have little girls we had foam pads on the floor for until we got the flooring. and considering there were a few falls I am thankful we had it, even though it made the rooms look more like a funny farm than ever (apparently I have a large tolerance for ugly until I finish a project too!)
Removing all the furniture and flooring was a bit of a nightmare. And this was right when Justin and the kids first got the eternal cold that stayed with our family for like an entire month. so it almost killed us!
I found this little painting on the floor under the carpet. Since this is my family home, And this looks like my 12 year old style, I painted on everything… I think I might have done it. I am not quite sure what I was trying to say?!
Anyway. The installer came the next day and we left the house to be out of his way. It was a hard and boring day with toddlers… I can tell you that.
There was a lot of floor prep to be done, and our installer was heaven sent! He leveled and ground down the high spots it was a lot of work! And took most of the first day just to prep the floors.
The fireplace stone was the biggest concern because the flooring calls for a 1/4 inch gap around the edges of the room, but who wants to see some strange gap. So he cut out a small groove under the stone and slid the flooring under it.
Oh Looky! There may have been some dancing and shouting and generally crazy behavior! That followed at the end of the day!
Check out how much it changed the hall, (I am not sure where a picture of the space was when it was carpeted) * this is immediately after the flooring was installed, and there was a lot of dust from all the concrete grinding, so ignore the dusty spots…
Okay well I hate to admit that it took us about 2 weeks to get the living room back together, but who am I kidding, this is real life. We were all sick and the living room just sat there with it’s beautiful flooring and almost nothing else.
And here it is today:
Things I love about this floor:
It is commercial grade and very durable!
Totally Beautiful, this floor is downright HOT! I love the looks and style and width of the planks!
Easy to clean! (and do I dare admit is hides dirt well!… don’t ask me when I mopped last!)
No huge fear from spilled milk! (with my wood floors, I was like a spill clean up maniac)
We will show you a little more of the room next Tuesday for National painting week.
Okay so tell me do you need new flooring?
Please hop over to Metroflor’s Facebook page and enter the Engage with Metroflor Corp for a Chance to Win up to $2,500 Toward a New Engage Floor!
Thanks Metroflor for making this post possible! I was provided with flooring for this space but all opinions about the flooring are my own.