Disclosure: This post is sponsored by LifeProof Flooring. As always, all opinions and words are honest and my own.
I’ve been talking about the fact that we would be refreshing with rigid vinyl flooring for awhile on social media. Today I am THRILLED to show it off and the pups and I want to tell you about these beautiful floors!
There are rooms in our home that I don’t normally show on my blog, or don’t show often. They haven’t been touched in years! We have lived in our home for 27 years now and it has served us well. We raised our family here and now the rooms have taken on new roles. What used to be the master bedroom is my husband’s home office/den/guest room. We added a new wing shortly after moving in, so we were able to repurpose that space. The additional rooms that are functional yet shabby are what used to be the kids’ bedrooms. One is now my home office and the other is still a bedroom.
The biggest issue and eyesore in all three of these rooms has been the flooring. Back when Hurricane Andrew struck shortly after we moved in, the house was flooded. Needless to say, everything was ruined including the flooring. The floors in these rooms had just been replaced before the hurricane with wood parquet tiles that my husband laid himself. While some of the flooring bowed and popped up, eventually it dried and laid flat. (His office below, getting ready for the new flooring.)
We decided at the time not to replace it because frankly it wasn’t in our budget. Budgets are a reality for most of us when we are just starting out adulting!
We figured it looked okay, and we could wait to change it out after we recovered from other expenses. Months turned into years and we lived with the damaged flooring, covering much of it with area rugs. My home office was the scene of a DIY project where we painted the floors with porch paint. It held up nicely except for the area where my office chair with casters rolled.
It’s been truly an embarrassment to show my husband’s office/den floor when friends came over. We started planning an office renovation for him and had these plans in place to go forward with. This room has really been an eyesore and I just avoided going in there anymore.
When I had the chance to work with LifeProof Flooring from The Home Depot for these rooms I was elated!
Here is some information about the LifeProof Rigid Vinyl Flooring that is now looking lovely in our rooms.
LifeProof rigid vinyl plank flooring is completely waterproof, scratch-resistant and stain-resistant to keep up with your busy household. The enhanced construction creates even greater durability with superior dent resistance. The multi-layer construction including fiber-glass in the core produces a strong, but easy to install plank that resists telegraphing from imperfections in the subfloor.
- Made in USA
- 6 mm thickness x 7-1/2 in. width x 48 in. length
- Waterproof product makes the Appropriate Grade for installation: Above Grade, On Grade, or Below Grade – good for any room in the home
- May be installed over concrete, tile, vinyl, and wood
- Residential and commercial use
- Easy to clean and maintain
To coordinate seamlessly with the tile floors in the main areas of the home, I chose a beige and grey tone. I headed over to my local Home Depot and looked at the various sample boards there. Here is a link to what I chose: LifeProof Cottonwood Valley Beige and Grey.
This flooring looks exactly like wood and you cannot tell the difference! My husband is a general contractor and I can’t even begin to count how many times his team has had to replace wood floors. They just don’t play nicely with water and we wanted something more durable for our busy household. With our three dogs, lots of comings and goings and daily life the LifeProof Rigid Vinyl Flooring will be perfect for us. It’s completely waterproof, scratch-resistant and stain-resistant and has a hand scraped look like real wood. It feels good underfoot too!
With two of these rooms being our home offices (his and hers) we work, eat and play here. We needed flooring like this from Mohawk Industries that perform well and are tough!
My husband ripped out the old baseboard that was original to this 1962 home.
The installation team sent by The Home Depot did the rest.
Practical and utilitarian for our every day lives, LifeProof Rigid Vinyl is a far better choice for us than hardwoods.
My office has really gotten an upgrade and I’ll be sharing some of the new things that I’ve added. Room reveals coming soon!!
Thank you to LifeProof Flooring for sponsoring this post.