Sneak Peek: Luxury Vinyl Tile Plank Flooring

We have been running around like a bunch of headless chickens around here!

BUSY! BUSY!   We had to move 75% of our house out to get some new luxury vinyl tile flooring in!  Don’t get me wrong, we have been SO EXCITED about it!  But we still haven’t gotten everything back in place quite yet ( I really think it might take me another month or so!  To get back to normal, but somehow I think I am really slow at these things, more than the average human…)

I just have to show you a little bit of the flooring… our installer was amazing.  If you are local to Utah county and need a good flooring installer ask me and I will get you his info.

He did an amazing job, especially with our HUGE rock fireplace, here is just a hint of him starting the very first row. I’ll tell you more about the install next week:

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Ready for the scary part?  Check out our before (below).  We’ve been living with a hodge-podge of flooring finishes for months.  The foam tile was a life saver with these crazy kiddos, but it was a little too much in a loud way… ya know.  And don’t even ask about the kitchen that is now finally functioning, but definitely not even really started, let alone beautiful… oh well, such is the life of a chronic remodeler.  Yes I am chronic, it never stops apparently!

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But check out the difference just a few hours into the installation!  AMAZING!  I LOVE it. It has a great distinct wood grain texture, and BEAUTIFUL colors to choose from.   It looks so much like real wood, they are large single planks with a slight chamfered edge on the planks that really help make it look like real flooring.   It actually took me about 3 weeks to narrow down my choice because I liked all the samples that I had.  I finally went with Engage Select Plank Woodburn Hickory by Metroflor.

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Etta and I did a few victory laps half way through the install.  We were too excited not too!

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So some quick details (but I will tell you more next week)

It is SO beautiful!  It is a Luxury Vinyl Tile product, which is one of the hottest type of flooring right now.   May sound like a mouthful, but it is basically a wood look (or tile) vinyl product that clicks together (professional installation recommended)  It went in SO fast, the longest part was patching the holes or cracks in the concrete subfloor.

I decided to go with this vinyl option mostly because of the easy of care.   We had wood floors in our last house and with kids it was a bit of a nightmare.  Life with kids calls for water spills, milk splatters and lots of cracker crumbs, so this super durable vinyl, is so much easier to clean.  And I don’t have a panic attack when the kids drop a whole pitcher of orange juice on the floor (and yes that has already happened), even if I may lose my temper a little, at least it is not for fear of destroying my flooring.

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. It looks AMAZING! Out of curiosity, how does it feel? Does it pass as wood or does it feel more like vinyl? How do you think dog nails would impact these floors?? You’ve definitely made me curious!!

    1. Danielle, I will posting more about the flooring really soon! But just to answer you really quickly, it is commercial grade, so it should be able to handle a lot of wear. And not sure about how to answer the wood question. It is similar to my floating wood floor in my last house….? So yes and no.

  2. Love the new floor! And, you’re right, your installer is amazing. The fireplace would have stumped me for sure. We put down vinyl last year in my voice studio and dining room. It is so easy to clean. No complaints from us at all. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a pretty weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Allison, I will be posting all about it soon. But the suggested retail price is a range from $4.95 to $5.81 per sq.ft. it varies from region to region and dealer to dealer.

  3. So is this the same vinyl tile that is sticky on that back? Or is it literally a snap together like laminate?

  4. I am curious if it warps if water gets in the seams? We have vinyl floors and I notice if water gets on a seam and we do not notice right away to wipe it up, then it bubbles up a bit.

    Also, my daughter dropped something heavy on the floor and now we have a dent that punctured through the vinyl. I am guessing my flooring is probably of a cheaper variety than what you have.

    I do agree that your flooring looks fabulous. I even love the way mine looks except those few spots of water damage and dent.


    1. We worked through Sterling at Steve Ogden’s Flooring & Design in Spanish Fork 801-798-1325. Or you can call the installer directly Matt M & L Projects, Inc 801-836-2930. GOOD LUCK!

    1. Debbie, I will be posting all about it soon. But the suggested retail price is a range from $4.95 to $5.81 per sq.ft. it varies from region to region and dealer to dealer.

  5. Hi,
    We are thinking about putting this type of flooring in our basement. Could you give an update as to how well your vinyl floor has held up? Thanks!

  6. I love your floor and am thinking of using the same in our living room and adjoining kitchen. I really like the variation in the hickory but am concerned that it might be too dark and show lots of pet hair (we have three dogs). Can you comment on this? Thanks!

    1. It does show things easier when the color is darker. But we still love it, I guess that it helps us keep it cleaner more often because we see a lot more of things.

  7. Looks beautiful! This is a long shot as this post is older but here goes. Does the floor have a wood grain texture to it?