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