In today’s post, we’re sharing a little review of the waterproof vinyl floors in our living room.
It’s been almost two months since we finished the floors in the living room, and I’ve been very happy with them. We also plan on finishing the rest of the floors this weekend, and I can’t wait. So in case you are also looking into flooring, specifically waterproof vinyl flooring, I thought I would share a few important things I think you should know first.
Also, do you remember what the brown wall-to-wall carpet looked like? I hated the color and I tried my best to style them. But I was so happy when it was time to rip these up and install the new flooring.
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?
We live in a climate where you have all four seasons, meaning we have long winters. Long winters mean we have snow boots, and snow boots mean we have a lot of snow and wetness on the floors.
Not to mention we also have children, and that was probably the biggest deciding factor in choosing waterproof flooring. If you’re going to spend money you might as well spend it on a trusted, and reliable product that you can count on.
Waterproof flooring seemed like the right idea because I would rather not have to lay new flooring in a few years.
What is the name of the flooring you have?
After sampling a ton of different options, colors, and lengths. We decided to go with Coyote Storm from Fuzion Flooring. We are so happy with the color, texture, and durability so far I highly suggest trying a sample from them.
Where can you find waterproof vinyl floors?
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 they even call me. 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).
Width, Price and Installation of Waterproof Flooring
What is a good width and size of planks?
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.
Is waterproof vinyl flooring expensive?
It can defiantly be expensive depending on where you purchase from, the quality of the planks, and the size. But again I truly believe you get what you pay for, and in our case, we need our floors to be durable, sturdy and look good. Fuzion Flooring carries a wide variety of flooring.
How do you install vinyl flooring?
There were two different types of flooring I was told to try. The first was what you call a floating floor, which is the flooring we went with. It’s also called a click and lock system, or some use a tongue and groove system as well. Another option is to glue down your planks, but I haven’t seen very many people use that. It would be a good sturdy option though if needed.
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.