Take a tour through our home with our new laminate flooring – and then never underestimate the difference your floors can make!
*This post is sponsored by Floor & Decor. All opinions, images, and words are my own.
Let me tell you – never ever ever, in the 4 year history of living in our home, have I had someone walk into my house and compliment our floors. They would usually mention the open shelving, or the dining table, or walk into the living room and mention how light and bright it feels.
All good things, but never ever anything about the flooring.
In the past two weeks, since we installed our new laminate flooring from Floor & Decor, I’ve had 3 new visitors to our home – for one reason or another.
And every time, can you guess what they mentioned?
Yep. They would look down at the flooring and begin conversations such as “What type of flooring is this?” or “Oooo, I love how light the flooring is”, and there was even a “where did you get your flooring?” with tales of how they needed new flooring too.
I’m not even joking. My husband and I have been amazed at the reactions. I mean, we knew what a difference the flooring made in our home, but it is also very evident how impactful it has been, even for new guests.
This all makes me breathe a big sigh of relief . . . and makes me look forward to mopping 😉
(How I clean my laminate floors coming up soon!)
Now, let’s just take a minute to make a few “before” comparisons, and then you can feel free to let me know what you think of the new look. Be sure to also check out my post on shopping for the new flooring and how to install laminate flooring.
THE DINING AREA
I rarely showed this space on the blog. I just couldn’t stand how the orange floors looked with the walls and hubby-built table. I tried to make due with using a neutral jute rug, but this rug was a pain for all of us.
The kids would trip on it all the time, jute rugs leave lots of extra fuzzies and dust, and it stuck too far out into the walk-way. (It did hide crumbs for days though. One good thing).
Needless to say, I was thrilled to ditch the dining table rug, and allow this space to feel much much lighter.
You just might get to see more tablescape ideas from me now!
The difference the flooring made in this particular area has been the most substantial, in my book.
THE ENTRY WAY
I have always kept a rug in the entry way, but now I am having a really hard time wanting to cover up the flooring!
Come Winter we’ll have to, but for now I am truly enjoying the lighter and brighter look.
The kitchen area was the other shocker. Even during the installation process, I knew this space was going to finally feel cohesive.
The lighter floors match the Coastal Farmhouse vibe much better, don’t you think?
THE LIVING ROOM
At first glance, the “before” living room won’t feel much different. But if you haven’t already heard our sanding tales and woes, and seen the awkward transition we had for so long, then you won’t truly appreciate the difference.
It mostly feels so nice to finally have finished floors that look cohesive and flow well together.
If anything, sanding down the previous engineered hardwood floors gave me a good idea of the color and tones that would really look well in the space, and I was able to select the “Rustic Timber Whitewash Laminate” flooring with confidence.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this small tour of our new flooring. It’s sure to be the highlight and topic of conversation in our home, for years to come.
If you are also looking for new flooring, I HIGHLY recommend taking a look at Floor & Decor for a wide variety of options, great pricing and excellent customer service.