Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I Have A Confession

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. :-)


Nola @ the Alamo said...

OK, I had to go back and look at them again, and they still look like wood to me! How neat, I'm sure they require much less maintenance than hardwood. They are probably kitty friendly, too; that's a must around here! They look great.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That is amazing! They look like REAL wood floors. What a great way to have the look at an awesome price.

sandra/tx said...

Thanks, Nola & Penny. Yes, they're very easy to keep up. We bought a few extra planks just in case any get damaged over time, but they have a lifetime warranty, and they're very comfortable to walk and stand on. I do need to get a Swiffer, though. :-)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh yeah...I remember a conversation about those awhile back!

They look great...and kudos to you, woman, for doing yourself!

Your post title scared me for a sec..."before I die"..."I have a confession to make"


mary said...

I am so glad that I don't have to keep a secret any longer! :0) They really do look great, and I am hoping to have something similar in our home soon.

Amber said...

I'm a flooring snob and I have to tell you, having seen them in person, they are FANTASTIC!