Hey, you guys! I am excited to be back with another hot topic, flooring. The subject matter that was up for substantial debate on my YouTube channel (StyledBy Casanova). I found myself explaining, more so defending why I wanted to change/upgrade my flooring selection.
Going back to the very beginning, to the design showroom, the flooring was something I already knew that I wouldn’t upgrade. The builder’s options were limited, so I opted to keep the luxury vinyl that was included at no additional cost.
Vinyl flooring thickness
In reference to flooring, size does matter. Vinyl flooring comes in thicknesses ranging from 2mm to 8mm. While the thickness does not determine the durability (the wear layer does), it is important. Some things to consider when thinking about changing out your flooring:
1. type of flooring
2. foot traffic
4. where it’s being installed
Spaces that tend to be high traffic areas in your home should have thicker flooring.
The flooring selection for the entire lower level of my house, which I consider a high traffic area, was 4mm luxury vinyl. The lower level includes the entryway, the kitchen, which is where all the magic happens, and french doors leading to the outdoor space. Taking into consideration my family’s habits, I knew we were going to stay downstairs until it was bedtime, so before I think fabrics and furniture, I needed to figure out the flooring first. This is where the hardwood wood floors come in. Hardwood flooring may not be an option for you, which is understandable, but I grew up with hardwood flooring, so it’s home to me.
· Moisture resistant
· Easy to install
· Weakness at the seams
· Cannot be repaired (plastic)
· Lifespan (susceptible to moisture depending on the thickness)
· Looks fake
· Easy maintenance
· Adds value to home
· Needs refinishing occasionally
· Noisy when walking
I visited different showrooms over a two-week span and finally narrowed it down to one brand, DuChateau.
The flooring company was attractive to me for several reasons:
1. The color
2. 7 ½” wide, 6‘ length planks, which would give my specific square footage a grand look
3. UV Oil finished
4. Easy to maintain
5. Decorative element
Flooring is one of the most transformative aspects of a room. It makes everything look and feel much cleaner and more open. The right flooring sets the stage and makes the design process a bit more effortless when moving around the rest of the room. I’m excited to share with you all of the after images of the new flooring. If I didn’t mention, the entire house is going under a massive overhaul. Wish me luck.