i should be mopping the floor: Our New Vinyl Wood Floors....LOVING THEM!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Our New Vinyl Wood Floors....LOVING THEM!


I've been chomping at the bit to show you all my new floors!! I have fallen in LOVE! As you probably know, these are our Metroflor Konecto Floors {Avalon line; color: Guam} and they can't be beat! They look just like the real thing, but are WAY more durable! And they were installed in only ONE day {seriously, woke up to carpet...went to bed with these babies}.

To see all of the photos and details of the installation process, CLICK HERE.


Metroflor's Konecto is built to last. Most collections have a tough ceramic bead finish that makes it appropriate for residential, multi-housing, education, retail, healthcare, assisted living, hospitality & corporate environments.
Which to me translates: WILL WITHSTAND TWO CRAZY BOYS!

This was our living area before {SOOC}. 

And AFTER! Yummy. 
Don't think we didn't lay down and roll around on them before the furniture was in place. I swam on these babies once they were all done. They feel fantastic {on bellies & underfoot}.

 Another before shot looking into the dining room.

And the after. And yes, there's our new-to-us piano {it replaced my buffet which moved to the kitchen}. I didn't want to move the piano in before the floors were in place because, well...have you ever moved a piano? If you have, then you know why we only moved that thing once. Oh yes...and it will be aqua blue.  {I can't wait to see how that pops against these floors...whoa, mama!}

The old dining room. 

The new dining room. 
We do have *some* furniture back in here {as evidenced by two photos above}. However, this room quickly turned into a scene from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie {thanks to my friend, Tommie, for pointing this out}. It went something like this:

"If you give Kristi new floors, she'll want to paint the walls before they're installed. And if she decides to paint the walls, she'll want to paint stripes. And if she's repainting the walls with stripes, she'll want to redo the window treatments. And if she's redoing the window treatments, she'll want to paint the backs of the hutches blue to match the new window treatments. . ."

Um, yeah. Hoping to have all the "and if she's" done by next week{ish}.

 Another before shot...tragically abused carpet. 

Figured out my camera tripod's legs extend even higher...LOL!
Bird's eye view?

We debated on doing the hallway leading to the kids' bedrooms/bathroom. But it is such a high traffic area that it seemed kind of obvious we needed to. I'm so happy we did! I actually didn't put back all of the usual furniture {and I may never} because I just love the floors by themselves.

Loving the new piano area! 
And the piano sounds great with the new acoustics. Well, about as great as Hot Cross Buns can sound 20 times a day {can't wait to hear next week's song from his lessons...praying it's not Three Blind Mice}.

Hot Wheels have already tested this "track" out...it's definitely worthy. {And kid-proof}! 

Even looks fantastic up close! 

I explained this in greater detail in the installation post, but the crew made the floor-to-fireplace transition seamless. Love.

Thank you 100 times over to Metroflor
especially Susan Bang and Arthur Clarke who worked so closely with me on this project.
This is a company that is FABULOUS to work with. I can't begin to say enough good things. They were fast, efficient, professional, and have gone above and beyond on this project.

If you'd like to find a retailer near you, email Metroflor at customerservice@metroflorcorp.com.

Again, if you'd like to see all of the photos and details of the installation process, CLICK HERE.













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20 comments:

  1. Kristi, your new floor looks GREAT! I think you will love it, sounds like the care will be so nice compared to carpet. Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. The change is so drastic... looks like a new house!

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  3. Love the floors. We have the same piano style. We tore out our carpet too. We have original floors that are almost 100 years old. We plan to refinish. Love the paint style in your dining room! Let me ask uou though....Where is your TV?

    Warmest Regards,
    Annamaria

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  4. That is amazing! What a huge transformation! I am wanting to do wood floors in our rental property we own because the look is so fantastic, but I was worried with them not being durable. These sound amazing...and if they are kid proof I am so down! Your house looks so beautiful! You must be so happy every morning now waking up!! Yay you!

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  5. Wow! These look great! We have some very "well-loved" carpet on our first floor and after seeing your post I'm looking forward to ripping it out ASAP!

    Visiting from tatertots & jello!

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

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  6. I would love to hear about your floors after a few months-- would you go with a lighter color, how does dirt look on them? I nanny at a house with dark floors and hate how they look dirty 2 minutes after I sweep and mop.

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  7. We installed a vinyl plank floor (Mannington Adura) a year ago and it stands up to so much more wear than our real wood floors ever did. I have been very impressed after having all wood in multiple houses. We are moving in August and will install a vinyl plank product in every room in that house. Can not stand carpet.

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  8. And we have dark brown...ashford walnut. I love the look. I am thinking about going to a lighter shade though as they are difficult to keep clean looking, unless you clean every day. I would be happy with a deep clean every other day.

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  9. New floors look marvelous! So glad all went well, sounds like a great company to work with!

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  10. What an amazing difference! It makes the house look so much more open! Great choice of flooring!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. That looks gorgeous!! Thank you so much for linking up!

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  12. The floors look great.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  13. Wowee!! Those look so incredible Kristi and your "if you give a mouse a cookie" statement totally cracked me up. LOL! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday last weekend!
    Vanessa

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  14. I love the color!!!! I bet you are over the moon happy!

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  15. hi very nice blog and so nice information.That is amazing! What a huge transformation! I am wanting to do wood floors in our rental property we own because the look is so fantastic, but I was worried with them not being durable.

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  16. Your floors look awesome. Hard to believe they are vinyl.

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  17. WOW!!!! We are looking for new floors throughout our house. Love the look of wood but between the dog and me, tracking in mud from the garden is inevitable. This might just be the answer!!

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  18. Love the look of this floor! Just wondering if it's hard to keep clean because of the dark color. Could you let me know?
    Thank you :)

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    1. They do show everything...I kind of wish I had gotten a couple of shades lighter to prevent that. But, they still look good...three and a half years later!

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