I have been happy dancing all over my new flooring the last week. It is done and I am a happy happy girl!
You might remember I put this flooring in my kitchen last November and I loved it so much I regretted not doing the whole upstairs at the same time.
I knew the kitchen was going to clash with our orangey laminate flooring in our dining room but I knew at some point I was hoping to change that as well. I just didn’t know how much I would love the flooring in the kitchen and how bad I was going to hate our floors after the new ones were put in. So they had to change.
**Something I want to point out, when I installed this flooring in our kitchen it was called Allure ISOCORE Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring. The pattern was Harrison Pine Dark in Multi-width. Since installing, they have gone through a name change, it is now called Lifeproof Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring and this finish is called seasoned wood. **
If you want to take a look how easy it is to put down, I have a video that I showed in my kitchen flooring post. You can see it here.
Since putting this flooring down, I get asked a bunch of questions so I would like to take a minute and answer my most frequent.
Do you need to put down an underlayment?
- No, there is actually an underlayment already on the flooring which makes it so nice! For proof see my above photo. No underlayment I am putting it directly onto the subfloor.
Did really do it all by yourself?
- Yes! I’m a 37 year old Mom and I did it ALL while my husband was at work.
Do you need power tools to cut it?
- No, with the kitchen I only used a utility knife to score and snap it. When I had to work around a wall or baseboard, I used a handsaw. You can see how I cut it in the video.
- But with our dining room and living room I had to work around doors and floor vents so I found that a jig saw worked really well and was much faster than a hand saw.
How do you clean it?
- I used a mop and gentle cleaner. It is not recommended to use a steam mop because it will take off the protective layers.
How does it hold up with a dog?
- I don’t have a dog so I can’t answer but it has held up with ah 3.5 year old riding his bike, cars and whatever else he is banging around on the floor.
Does it have a texture?
- Yes! It is slightly textured which you can see in the picture below. I love that because I am not worried about my son running up and down the hall with socks on.
I hope that has answered some of your questions! If you have anymore please leave a comment on here or on Facebook!
How about some before and afters now…
Are they so warm and cozy?! I LOVE them. I feel there is such a calm in each room…well until the kids pull out every single toy that they have.
Here are just a few more for your viewing pleasure…
If you’re interested in purchasing this flooring or would like information you can find it at Home Depot and through my affiliate link here.