We decided to go with Vinyl Peel & Stick flooring in our dining & living room areas and are so happy with the result! This post discusses why we chose vinyl, what materials and tools we used, the process and staggering method, and the final results. The bottom of this post has before & after photos of the space. Let us know what you think in the comments below or if you have any questions we’d be happy to answer!
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There were a few reasons we went with this option:
1. No Mess – You don’t have to remove your old flooring, it lays directly on top of existing wood/tile/anything!
2. Affordability – It was a very cost friendly option with professional looking quality & results
3. Beginner friendly – We have never laid flooring before this and it was one of the easiest DIY’s we’ve done to date!
4. Durability – Vinyl is scratch resistant, and with kids & pets we knew this was the best option for us.
After searching the internet for vinyl flooring options, we landed on one from Home Hardware! We liked that we were able to see it in person at their Building Centres, and fell in love with the detailed “wood grain” each piece had – it really does look like wood! Below is a link to the exact floor we used, I love the light tones of grey, white, and yellow that come through.
Admira Collection – Meteor
- Vinyl Flooring
- Olfa Blade
- Combination Square (To help with straight cuts)
That’s really it!! Crazy right?! The Olfa blade was used to make all cuts. You draw a straight line with the pencil and combination square where you need to make your cut, score across your line, and the vinyl plank snaps so easily! Flip it over and score the side with the sticker and your cut is complete.
We started in the very centre of our room and worked our way outwards toward each side doing a line at a time. This helps set your first line, making sure it’s straight and square for the room. We used a staggering method where we did one complete line, cut the last piece to fit, and used the remainder of that piece to start the next line with. This method worked for the entirety of the room. A rule of thumb is you always want your last piece in a line to be at least a foot long (Or else it will look funny and not stagger nicely). The final two lines against the wall needed some lengthwise cuts but the baseboards will cover any imperfections if you’re worried about cutting a perfectly straight line with your blade.
Check out these before & after photos. It really does transform the entire space. (It helps that we also knocked the wall down)!