In today’s post, we’re sharing a little review of the waterproof vinyl floors in our living room.
During the summer months, we try to take a step back from doing projects. We want to be present with our family and focus on enjoying life at home and at the cottage. Not to mention our son Lake was born on July 30th, and I had planned on taking some much-needed time off.
But the other day I got a DM on Instagram that sparked the idea for this post. A reader asked if we finished the floors in our living room? and if so, what we thought of the waterproof vinyl floors we used?
I figured why not share a few new updates on the blog this week. Starting with our thoughts, and a quick review on our new flooring.
Do you remember what the brown wall-to-wall carpet looked like? I hated the color and I tried my best to style them. I think I did okay, but I was so happy when our floors finally arrived.
If you’re interested in why we choose the exact color of flooring you can read the blog post HERE.
Why Choose Waterproof Vinyl Floors?
While the living room floors are done, we’re still waiting to finish installing them in the rest of the house. We plan on having it completed in a few weeks before we start any other projects.
But over the summer we got to really enjoy having our living room finished. I was so over-cleaning up accidents and spills on the carpets. The waterproof vinyl floors are so easy to clean.
All I use to clean the floors is a Swiffer Wet Jet, which literally takes me a few minutes to do the entire room.
Even when Penelope knocked over her water the other day I wasn’t concerned at all. I knew with the planks properly installed I didn’t need to worry about them getting ruined. This is exactly why we choose to go with the waterproof planks in the first place.
We wanted something that wasn’t just easy to clean, but also could hold up against small kids, accidents, and the environment (Canadian weather). I’m happy because that’s exactly what we got!
Where do you get waterproof vinyl floors from?
After spending months researching and picking up samples, I decided to go with Fuzion Flooring. I’m glad we did because when they were delivered I was told a package fell off and got damaged. They had already called in a replacement before I got the chance to say anything. Within a few days, the replacement pack was there and we were even told to keep the damaged one (in case we could use it for end pieces).
Budgets, Widths and Other Details of Waterproof Vinyl Floors
What width should we get the vinyl planks in?
We choose 7″ planks in the color Coyote Storm, which I feel is similar to a smokey oak stain I originally wanted. Each plank is 5mm thick and I would suggest staying within the 5-7mm range. Anything less would be too thin and I would worry about them holding up.
I hope this post was helpful and I will defiantly add more to it as I think of questions or concerns. I want this to be a great reference for anyone who is looking to install waterproof vinyl floors in their home.