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  1. Catherine says:

    I know this is old news by this point but I was curious since you redid your first and second floors, did you also do the vinyl up the stair treads, too? We’ve had vinyl on our main floor for several years and are thinking of replacing the carpet on the second floor. Our main concern is what do we do with our stairs now?! TIA!

    1. We didn’t – we had planned on it but ran out of time before we moved. I believe it’s pretty easy to find end caps for the stairs that match!

      1. Alex Stout says:

        Catherine, I’m about to do the majority of my house in Vinyl Plank Flooring and we had the same question. What do we do with the stairs? Ultimately we decided it’s too dangerous to have a full flight of stairs be hard-surface flooring, so each stair is going to have a vinyl plank on the front face and carpet on top. Then the very top step will be vinyl because our hallway will be vinyl. I just don’t think I could recommend to anyone that you should do a full flight of stairs in a hard-surface flooring.

  2. Hi Amanda! I came across your blog post while searching for reviews for vinyl flooring as I too would love to get rid of the carpet at our place. I absolutely love the look of your house, and the floor looks amazing! I do have one question for you: were any of the rooms where you installed the vinyl planks located upstairs (not on concrete)? And if so, we’re you simply able to remove the carpet and install the vinyl planks on the wooden subfloor, or did you need to get some kind of an underlay? Do you notice any waves or plateaus anywhere with this? I have seen two types of vinyl planks: one that is thinner, the other one with an isocore or a sub layer built in. Is yours the first one?

    1. Thanks so much! Yes, we installed the flooring on both concrete and wood subfloor. We didn’t add any sort of underlayment – we installed it directly on the subfloor. As long as your subfloor is level, there are no issues. We had one area in the hallway where we didn’t ensure the flooring was level, and you could definitely tell. Everywhere else, however, it was no problem! We just spent some time before we installed it screwing down any corners that needed it and walking around on the subfloor to be sure you couldn’t feel any weird spots. Ours is the thinner flooring – no sub layer built in to it at all.

  3. Did you have to do shoe molding as well?

    1. It’s really a personal preference and depends on what is in the rest of your house. We had cove molding throughout this house, so we continued that in here!

  4. Hello, thank you for your post! The floors look great. Did you use the same board colors throughout your rooms and main areas?

    1. Hi Karen! Yes, we used this same flooring throughout all bedrooms and the main living area (including the kitchen and powder room)!

  5. OMG! I’ve just stalked your blog & read all of your posts about this flooring. I’ve convinced my hubby (after texting pics of your floors) to go to Lowe’s tonight with me after work. I checked & our store has this floor in stock. I SO want to do this in our WHOLE house!! With a 3 day weekend coming up, I’m hoping to try it in a bathroom or two. So excited!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!

    1. Yay! You’ll LOVE it – good luck!

    2. What did you use for your master bathroom? I’m in the planning stages to replace carpeting in all my bedrooms with LVP. Not sure of master bathroom – was thinking of luxury vinyl tiles for that. Or should I just extend the planks from the bedroom into the bathroom?

      1. We used Style Selections flooring from Lowe’s for this space! And honestly, either would look great for your bathroom!

  6. Please help ! Before I start some of my rubber connections are cracked will that be an issue?

    1. I’m not sure what you mean by rubber connections? Ours was not a locking system, just adhesive on the bottom.

  7. I love how that flooring looks in your bedroom! The difference is really night and day! What a beautiful transformation, and you definitely can’t beat the price! It really turned out quite beautiful.

    1. Thanks, Celeste! 🙂

  8. Looks awesome!! Way to go on installing it yourself too! Maybe this is what we need in our basement!!