Thursday, July 12, 2012

Flooring Wish Granted

One of my big home wishes is coming true. We have purchased laminate flooring for the entire downstairs and I am beyond thrilled!  We decided to go with a hand scraped look through Sam's Club.  I saw this flooring on The Yellow Cape Cod and fell in love with the rustic look.  Matt and I agreed that we liked it and when a co worker of his bought and installed it in their home and raved we were sold.  The pros to this flooring is that it is 14 mm thick and has an underlayment attached and is only a little over 6 inches wide. We did not want a wide plank.  The biggest pro is that this is only setting us back a $1.80 a square foot. Matt will install it himself with a little or a lot of help from me. So far I do not have a con, but I will let you know.

Since we are in demolition mode we decided to remove the fireplace tiles and start fresh with something a little more trendy than ceramic tile.  This is the tile that we will install after a new backer board is installed.  This will be our first tile install and I am a tad nervous.

Source: via Stephanie on Pinterest

This is what the fireplace currently looks like.

I have been shopping around online for a rug in the family room and knew that I wanted a gray Moroccan or trellis design, but I did not want to spend a lot of moola.  The kids and I ran into Garden Ridge to look at the rugs and I was beyond ecstatic that I found a rug that fits the bill.  I scored this 8x10 rug for $99 and it is going to complement the fireplace tile beautifully.

 In other news we also have to replace part of our window.  We tried to do it ourselves, but we just made it worse so new glass has been ordered.  Wyatt was trying to perfect his golf swing and now there is a ban on all golf balls.


  1. I didn't know they made hand-scraped laminate. Can't wait to see how it looks installed.

  2. Thanks for commenting Andrea. I can not wait to show you!

  3. Get on all the home renovations and then invite us over! ;) I'm sad I haven't seen you seen the beginning of June.

  4. Stephanie, your new laminate is absolutely stunning and I can only imagine how great it is going to look with the new tile work! Best of luck to you in your home design adventures these next few weeks and thanks for shopping with Sam’s Club! – Ramona from Sam’s Club



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