INSTALLING SPILL DEFENSE LAMINATE FLOORING
*This post is sponsored which means we were provided product for this post. All opinions are 100% our own.
If you fall, I will will be there. -The Floor
Do you all remember the upstairs room we worked on for the One Room Challenge? If not, here is the room when we bought the house:
As mentioned in that post, this was the most “modern” room in the house as it was a remodel.
During that challenge we:
- updated the cabinets with stain
- painted the ceiling fan
- added blinds within our budget
- and made an area rug with a car remnant because the floor was NOT pretty
- “reclaimed” accent wall with a propeller
- and one of our top projects this manhole cover industrial bar table
We knew there was more work to be done, but all in good time…and in good finances (you can read more about our finance story here). We had black plastic on our front yard that needed to be dealt with first… which you can see before and after of that project here.
Now, that we have the front yard done, and it’s the rainy season here, an indoor project is ready to be tackled.
We reached out to Select Surfaces to see if they would be interested in a collaboration. We were so over the white linoleum flooring, as mentioned above!!!
Since we do have a mini kitchen upstairs, it would be nice to have the spill defense flooring protection. This is a fun room and we don’t want to fret over spilled milk…or whatever.
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- Select Surfaces Spill Defense Premium Laminate Flooring – Boardwalk (Wide Plank) available at select Sam’s Clubs
- chop saw, cut off saw, or miter saw
- Japanese hand saw (we use this for TONS of projects and you can find one here)
- tape measure
- rubber mallet
- knee pads are super helpful!!!!!!
Select Surfaces has Installation Guides, Videos, as well as Advice & Tips to help you install your premium spill protected laminate flooring online.
SALVAGE TIPS & INFO –
We found the flooring to be very easy to install.
Quick Tip: Watch to make sure you don’t chip the joints. If you need to separate a piece slide the end seam apart instead of prying or twisting it.
We also painted the room Valspar Soulful Gray and added some molding to finish it all off.
Isn’t the coloring ahhh-mazing?
RESULTS– We really couldn’t be any happier with this flooring and room. It is exactly what we were hoping for and more!
*BTW- The Mister added part of an old microwave turntable to make this propeller actually turn on the wall. It’s a fun statement piece for sure!
STILL TO DO:
- New Windows
- Change out temporary backsplash that you can see here for a permanent option
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