I can’t wait to show you the transformation of my childhood home and how amazing it looks now with the new Rigid Core Vinyl Plank Flooring!
It’s time for the BEFORE and AFTER reveal of my childhood home!!!
So many of us dream about updating our homes but taking on a major renovation can be messy, take a lot of time, and often end up costing more than anticipated. Other times we simply aren’t sure where to start or what will give us the most bang for your buck.
After years of renovating homes, I learned that there are TWO things that make a HUGE impact on the look and feel of a home! Any guesses on what they are?!?!
If you guessed PAINT and FLOORING you are RIGHT!!
Paint is one of the most economical ways to update any room. Painting is inexpensive, easy to do and it can be done in a matter of hours! However, replacing old flooring can be a long process, be super messy and it can be costly…but Select Surfaces has changed all that with their new Rigid Core Vinyl Plank Flooring and that’s what we’re talking about today!
Like many homes, my parents’ home has undergone many additions over the years. On the main level, they had a grand total of 5 different floorings (plus 2 different floorings in the front and back entry area). It was a little mismatched and felt a bit choppy from room to room.
We replaced all 5 different floors with Vinyl Plank Flooring (click HERE to read all about how we installed this flooring)
They had recently built a sunroom and decided to try and find a product that could be installed not only in the sunroom but all throughout the entire main level. We knew that installing all the same flooring would help give the large, open concept home a cohesive look throughout!
Choosing Vinyl Plank Flooring for its durability
My parents love the look of rich, warm hardwood and wanted flooring that looked like wood but didn’t have the maintenance of hardwood. They also have LOTS of grandchildren always coming and going so they needed the floors to be super durable and long-lasting.
All things considered, we decided to go with these beautiful Rigid Core Vinyl Plank Floors from Select Surfaces!
A few more reasons why we chose and love this new Rigid Core Vinyl Plank Flooring
Ease Of Installation
This Vinyl Plank Flooring is a floating floor. This means It can be installed right over almost any existing floor such as subfloor, tile, laminate, concrete…cutting down on demo and mess! We were able to install this floor right over all the other flooring and we only had to remove the carpet from the living room. I love it when we can save time and skip demolition.
100 % Waterproof
The New Rigid Core Vinyl Floor Plank Flooring is 100% waterproof! We have 4 seasons where we live so we have lots of rain and months of snow…having a waterproof floor is a gamechanger! It also means that this floor can go in kitchens and bathrooms without any fear of water damage! I was thrilled that we could carry the flooring into my parents’ kitchen without any worries! My mom took the time to paint her kitchen cabinets and I think they look fantastic next to the new flooring!
Comfort and Sound Barrier
Rigid Core Vinyl items come with a 1 mm attached foam backer and will help smooth minor subfloor imperfections. Because the backer is already on the planks, it’s SO much easier to install. You won’t have to struggle to keep a foam sheet in place while installing the floors. Just measure, cut, click, and GO! It also acts as an extra sound barrier and will cushion the planks, making the vinyl planks more comfortable to walk on. No more loud “clicking” noises from pets or kiddos when it’s walked on! It really is so much quieter than other laminate or vinyl products on the market!
Simple Angle-Click System
The Select Surfaces vinyl flooring feature a simple angle-angle click installation system! Than means is super DIY-friendly and extremely easy to use. It only took us a few hours to install this floor per room! The planks are each over 7 inches wide and 48 inches long allowing us to cover a lot of ground quickly. The planks have a slight texture to them making them look even more real!
Looks Like Hardwood
This Vinyl flooring looks just like hardwood! We went with the color “Chestnut” and it looks even more beautiful in real life than in photos! Click HERE to see all the gorgeous colors to choose from, order a sample, or feel free to visit your local Sam’s Club to see the product in person!
It’s super easy to clean and care for! Sweep or vacuum the floor regularly to remove loose dirt and mop when needed. Click HERE for more information on how to care for Vinyl Plank Floors.
Be sure to check out my blog post all about how to install these gorgeous Vinyl Floors here…https://fletchercreekcottage.com/how-to-install-luxury-vinyl-plank-flooring/
And for information how I installed DIY herringbone ceramic tile floors throughout our entire home be sure and check out this post here…https://fletchercreekcottage.com/diy-herringbone-tile-floors-budget-friendly/
Wow! Looks so amazing! What a beautiful job you did. I bet they are so happy!
Thank you Kim! It was a team effort! I am as thrilled for them as they are to have the new flooring! It made such a difference!
What a great transformation!
Thank you! We had such a great time with this entire refresh and I’m so glad my parents love their new flooring! It’ll serve them well for many years to come!