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  1. Hi! I’m just wondering how it holds up to dog slipping? Our dogs slip on our laminate like CRAZY!! We’re thinking of installing this over it for a temp (or permanent fix).

    Thank you!

    1. We’ve never had an issue with it, and we’ve always had big dogs! I think the more texture options (like this one) are more resistant to slipping than the smooth ones.

  2. Pam Space says:

    Can you please tell me what brand/style this is? I love it!

    1. Hi Pam! You can see all of those details (and hopefully answers to any other questions you might have) on this post.

  3. Hi!

    We are about to take the plunge and rip out our old carpet, but I’m very worried about what we will find underneath.

    Did you all have any issues with the concrete being unlevel when you installed your new flooring?

    Thanks!

    1. Yes and no. The flooring in our house is definitely not completely level – I think that’s not terribly uncommon. However, we haven’t had any issues with the flooring because of that. Really, the only time I notice that the floor isn’t level is if I set something round on certain parts of the floor and it rolls away, haha. Good luck!

  4. Hi! I just saw that you got this from lowes..is this wide plank?
    Thanks

  5. Where did you buy it?

  6. Hi! I love this LVF, could you tell me where you purchased it, and the color? Much thanks!

    1. Hi Emily! It’s from Lowe’s – the brand is Style Selections. I believe the color is “Woodland Oak”

  7. Your chandelier is amazing!! Where did you get that? Love the flooring ๐Ÿ™‚ We are doing the same at our house.

  8. This looks awesome and has inspired my husband and I to do this in our kitchen. Where did you buy your plank flooring and what color?

    1. It’s from Lowe’s – the brand is Style Selections and we used the Antique Woodland color

  9. Hi! Which Meyer’s cleaner do you use for your vinyl plank flooring? What kind of mop do use to clean it?

    1. I use Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose cleaner for my mop – I like the lemon scent! I use combination of a regular spray mop (I have just a random, off-brand spray mop, similar to a Swiffer) for everyday cleaning and a steam mop (I like the Bissel PowerFresh mop!) for when I want it really clean!

  10. What a difference!! I think if anyone has pets, if you can afford it carpets have to go! There are exceptions however, my mother recently removed all their carpet and put in wood flooring and their pet bunny won’t put a paw on it.They have to lay out a path of rugs so he can get around the house and feel safe:). I have to add I never would have known your flooring was laminate:).

  11. Oh, I do know from personal experience how hard it is to maintain the perfect condition of a carpet. Especially if you have pets. And if you have 3 dogs and a baby it is hard to find time even to wash your hair not to mention the cleaning. So I think you did the right thing at the right time.

  12. We did this same thing about 18 months ago — put down laminate and got rid of out nasty living room carpet — when my daughter was 5 months old. It’s sooooo much nicer. You are going to love it more and more!

  13. Love the high chair! Brand?

    1. It’s the Blames high chair from Ikea!

    2. Oh awesome! Love the pop of red it adds to the room. Did you custom make the high chair cushions?

      1. That’s from Ikea as well! It’s inflatable so you can adjust it to whatever size you need, and it was only $5! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. It looks absolutely amazing!

    We just bought our first home in December, and it had nasty nasty nasty carpet throughout the whole house. It’s one thing if the nasty carpet is because of you and your family, and another when it dates to the 1970s and other people’s nasty. So… it had to go before we moved in.

    We got laminate flooring that actually looks very similar to yours, and did the whole don’t pay thing with Home Depot (which we just paid off this month – yippee!).

    The one thing that I will warn you about… since I also have a dog, is that that colour of flooring shows dirt really quick. It’s a constant battle to keep it looking clean. We have to sweep 2 times a day to keep up with it, and it still looks messy 5 minutes later. Every time I go to complain though, I think about living with carpets previously and am thankful that I can see the dirt and hair versus it living deep in nasty nasty carpetville!

    1. Thank you! Congrats on getting yours paid off! I was worried about ours looking dirty too. We’ve been pretty pleasantly surprised so far with it looking pretty clean, though. Most of what gets tracked into our house is dirt so it just blends right in…but I walk around barefoot a lot and get very bothered by dirty floors on my feet, and these floors bother me less than the laminate in the kitchen! I’ve found as long as I sweep every other day or so, it stays pretty clean.

  15. That looks amazing! We have 3 large dogs and a 13 month old so that might work for us too, what brand/color did you use? We have the laminate wood flooring now but it’s starting to look scratched up and is so hard to keep clean. How do you clean yours?

    1. Thanks! It’s Style Selections brand from Lowe’s – the box doesn’t have the color name, but if I remember right it’s Antique Woodland Oak. I am able to keep mine pretty clean with a quick sweep every other day or so, and then I mop using Mrs. Meyer’s cleaner once a week (or more, if it’s been a muddy week!) I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how clean they look, even if I miss a few days of cleaning.

  16. It looks amazing! Kudos to you guys for still working on projects despite how busy your house is these days!

  17. WOW! That looks great! I have to admit, after your first post about the vinyl plank flooring, I’ve been looking into it myself for my entire upstairs living area. The current carpet definitely rivals yours! It’s the original carpet….from when the house was built in 1991. The people I bought the house from let their tiny little dog take care of its business EVERYWHERE inside and did a poor job cleaning up after their dog…..which meant when I moved in four years ago, my little dog was able to smell it and would then do her business over it before I could catch her. Potty training Min Pins is hard enough without that problem! My questionable carpet when from bad to worse pretty fast! Can’t wait to change things up like you did!

    1. Ugh, I feel you! Dirty carpet is the WORST. I hope you’re able to take care of yours soon!