I mentioned in yesterday's post that I'd like to have wood floors before I die. well, I still do want them -- because the floors we've installed in our living room are vinyl. Yes, vinyl. :-)
I'd gone back and forth on what to do with the floor in the living room. While I prefer the look of dark, hand-scraped wood floors, they weren't in the budget. Still, we were at a point where something had to be done (thanks, kitties). When I found these Cryntel vinyl, self-stick tiles that looked like hand-scraped wood planks, I knew I'd found my flooring. Even better, they were just $1.08 a plank. Believe it or not, I installed most of the living room flooring myself.
One of the things that convinced me to go with vinyl wood planks was a lunch trip to La Madeleine. I didn't take pics, but the floors there look so authentic, yet they're vinyl planks.
Both Lowe's and Home Depot have great selections of vinyl planks. If you're in need of a budget-friendly, good-looking change, I encourage you to check out what's available.
Unfortunately, the Cryntel planks are being discontinued, so though I'd like to do our foyer and master bedroom floors in them, I'll have to find something else. In the meantime, we'll enjoy the look and feel of the new living room floor. :-)