Monday, August 15, 2011

Before/After... New Kitchen Floors!

A couple of weekends ago I had enough! Enough of our laminate "wood" floors in our kitchen that were slowly buckling up and creaking every time someone entered the kitchen.




 I'm not sure what had gotten into me, but I pulled up the main offending board and was shocked at how easy it popped up! Without even a plan of what to lay down I realized I could easily pull up the entire kitchen floor and thankfully the flooring underneath was laminate and all in tact. (whew! after dealing with the termites in the adjoining room!)

Sooo off to Lowe's we went to investigate some cheap (had to be cheap!) new flooring to lay down. We were looking at the laminate cheesy peel and stick stuff and tile options but all were blegh... thankfully that section is next to the garage/utility section which is where we discovered our unconventional new floors!

There came the discovery of this 20.5" x 20.5" Light Gray Raised Coin Garage Vinyl Tile!! It was a little more expensive at $6.50 per tile - but these tiles are larger at 20.5"x20.5". PLUS we can reuse them when we redo the kitchen! You just lay them down and that's it! No glue or anything!

So back home we went to tackle this fun project!


I was shocked to see how easy these floors popped up. It was actually fun and a little theraputic!

Here I am pulling the floors up - I am super excited to say 95% of this project was completely done by ME! I am woman - hear me ROAR!


Almost there...


After:


We are SO happy with the way it came out and the flooring is so comfortable and not to mention durable! We are slowly morphing the kitchen to a more industrial style and these are great for the new look! This whole project took about 4 hours from start to finish and cost just under $300!

 What do you think?? It's definitely not conventional but it certainly is functional!

- BOO 

3 comments:

Katherine Velie said...

It looks so great! Love it!

rbfreezeframe said...

your creativity and decorative instinct are just amazing! one day---when I grow up---and live in a place of my own...i'm seeking you out for advice!!!

Manju said...

I have to say this looks amazing. You have given me a great idea for my storage room. Keep it coming.