Back to the pretty stuff! We finally finished the floors! We started them in February, hence the hiatus, and Hubby finished up the fiddly bits in June. JUNE! Let me tell you, this project is not for the faint of heart. I can't even tell you how many times I broke down working on this one. Not to mention my back is still in recovery. Anywho, here is the finished floor:
This flooring is by COREtec, 5 inch Plank in Rocky Mountain Oak. It was a bit touchy at first learning the click-lock on this particular product, but after realizing we could run the flooring in both directions with no issues, we were sold. Just being able to install this flooring in any direction allowed us to flow the flooring from room to room with no thresholds. One of the best attributes of this flooring is the fact that it is waterproof throughout. This floor will not absorb water and warp like laminate. Believe me, after a washing machine overflow in our first house, we learned quickly just how bad laminate reacts to water. NOT GOOD. May sound gross, but if you have animals, especially a cat (or two), cleaning up after the occasional hairball incident is soooooo much easier now! LOL!
The other issue was HVAC floor vents. Since we went with a fairly light oak color flooring, we were able to purchase off the shelf oak vents that match pretty well...
And look how purdy!
It's not that some people have will power and some don't, it's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
Well, I'm ready to live a healthier, happier life WITH new floors! ;-)