Flooring is a huge decision when building a home. It’s not something that is easily replaced if you don’t like it. I will take you through our thought process of the who, what, where, when, and why.
What type of flooring
We only have two types of flooring in our home. We have an LVP everywhere in our home except in our bathroom. We decided to go with a light colored patterned tile floor because we wanted stained vanities. I didn’t think wood floors and wood vanities would have a very bright and airy feel to the space! 🙂
Below are links to each of the floorings!
Why LVP Flooring?
LVP flooring was a way we saved money compared to wood floors, or engineered wood. We also thought about being in the country, with land, and boys. It just seemed like a smart choice to go with a flooring that was durable. Our Armstrong flooring is 100% waterproof, stain resistant, scratch resistant, and super easy to keep clean! It is an interlocking system that is easy and quick to install (our floor guys were done in 1 1/2 days!)
Since it is 100% waterproof, you can put it anywhere in the house. We didn’t want a lot of floor transitions, which is another reason we went with LVP, is because it can go everywhere in the home. We haven’t had any scratches (so far) and we have had stains from juices come right up! It’s so easy to keep clean! I use the Bona cleaner if you are wondering!
We also liked that it has a cork backing to help reduce noise, and we didn’t have to put down any type of underlayment. Below are some photos of them putting down floor leveler, and photos of the house right after the floors were installed.
It was love at first sight for me and our bathroom floor tile. I saw it as a kitchen backsplash, and knew I wanted it in my home somewhere! It looks white, but it’s actually a light grey color. I could only find it at two places to find, Home Depot and Tile Bar.
Originally Jeremy wanted all LVP everywhere in the house because he doesn’t like the look of transitions. I insisted on having a lighter flooring in our bathroom because our vanities are wood. So I asked our flooring guy about a seamless transition. Now, I’m not sure about what he used, but it is like a gel filler that can expand at little if the flooring moves. It is a very thin line between the LVP flooring and tile. We have two transitions, one from our bedroom to bathroom, and one from our bathroom to closet.
We have lived in our home now for two years, and we haven’t any issues with it! I love that there isn’t this weird wood bar that goes across for a transition.
Next Topic for Building 101
The next topic for building 101 is going to be paint and stain, but I will also be going over drywall and texture. It’s going to be a good topic! Subscribe to my blog to get a notifications on when a new blog post is up!