Affordable Rustic Laminate Flooring (the big reveal!)

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I’m so thrilled to be partnering with Select Surfaces, who provided the beautiful, rustic laminate flooring, and excited to finally be able to share this affordable option with you today. 

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You guys.

Today is the day.

…..finally…..

I’m sharing our new floors!!!

I know, I’ve talked and talked and shared snippets and sneak peeks here and on Instagram and you probably thought the day was never coming! ;)
But it is, and it’s TODAY!

As I mentioned above, I partnered with Select Surfaces who so graciously supplied this wonderful flooring for our big home remodel/makeover.

Select Surfaces carries some of the most beautiful laminate flooring and it’s available at Sam’s Club. Win!

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Did I mention this flooring is less than $2 a square foot? Yep!
So not only is it beautiful, but it’s affordable too.

Let’s talk about this rustic laminate flooring.

Here’s the 3 choices I narrowed it down to….

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Woodland Hickory on the left, Driftwood in the middle and Urbanwood on the right.

This was a hard choice, y’all, they were ALL beautiful.
I loved something about each one.

I especially like Driftwood and Woodland Hickory though.
I laid out some of the planks of each to get a feel for them….

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This one is Driftwood.

And now Woodland Hickory….

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I really loved the Woodland Hickory and wanted that dark dramatic look.
But I was afraid it might be a bit too dark for my decor/style and my Ryder’s blonde hair. ;)
You guys were great at helping me decide over on Instagram! Lots of you mentioned the dark floors and white dog hair and how it shows so much.
I can tell you, not much is noticeable on the Driftwood so it was the right choice!

The Driftwood really is the perfect balance. It’s dark enough to give me the look I was after but with the variations in the design, doesn’t show all the stuff! ;)
It gives more of a relaxed feel and I just adore the colors in this “wood”!

So, as much as I loved that Woodland Hickory, Driftwood ended up being the winner.

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I thought it fit the style, design and feel of our home and decor more perfectly.
And doesn’t it look so realistic? Yesss.

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Even Ryder thought it was a winner…. (haha)

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…he claimed the Driftwood over Woodland Hickory too. (although, you can see how nice that one is too)
And with a name like “Driftwood”, how can it not be a winner in this coastal styled home?! ;)

You really can’t go wrong with laminate. It’s hard and durable and with a 65 pound Golden Retriever, we need that in this home.
This flooring is suitable for heavy residential traffic and light commercial traffic.
Not only that, but it’s also backed by their lifetime residential warranty which is a plus too!

Unfortunately, the other (engineered wood) flooring we installed some years back had gotten very scratched up over the years. It just did not hold up well to the pups.
Not to mention it was quite orange for our liking. When we installed it, we were trying to match the existing solid wood flooring original to the house that was also somewhat orange-ish in color. (you can see it below)
At one point, we actually went to the trouble of moving everything out of both of those rooms, sanded and re-polyed the solid hardwood floors ourselves.
They looked great…. for about a year. Then they yellowed again. (we even used a non yellowing, water based poly)
I think it’s just the nature of that wood.
That is to say, I was never thrilled with either room of wood flooring we had.

SO, this go round, we knew we wanted a little more control over that.

That’s where Select Surfaces and this rustic laminate flooring comes into play.
They have such a great selection of wood colors, designs and styles to please any eye.
I can honestly say I am beyond thrilled with this floor, and with it’s Speedloc™ installation system, installing it was a breeze.
It’s durable and gorgeous.

Time to see the reveal of this beautiful rustic laminate flooring! :)

But first, let’s take a look at where we started…. (sort of, you’d have to go back to this old post and this one to see where we really started in this house. ;) )

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And the same little corner where the coffee bar was, now….

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Before….

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And now….

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Before… (and 2 of the 3 flooring styles we had previously)

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After….

Before…

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After…

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I LOVE the contrast of the darker floors and the white furniture and walls.
The rustic design is perfect without being too rustic.

Before…

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After…

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Ryder loves it. :)

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I said “treat” and he perked up…haha…and yep, he got one right after this shot.
He loves his treats!! ;)

One of the many things I love about this floor is the very realistic wood grain….

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Up close…..

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I can’t show you all the rooms …. just yet. :) We’re getting there.
I can’t wait to reveal what I’m doing with 2 of them. Such a tease I am, I know! ;)

This has been a big undertaking for us but we are always game. We’ve been DIYing our way through this old home of ours for over 14 years now.
And as you guys know, we also demo’d our entire kitchen and replaced it with all new, but the one thing that made the most impact?

This floor!

Switching out the 3 different types of flooring we had going on in here, which left the entire space feeling disjointed, was a game changer.
Don’t get me wrong, the kitchen is ahhhmazing and is probably my favorite room in the house now, but this floor, it changed the look and feel of everything.
Between it and the kitchen, I feel like I’m living in a brand new house! :)
And I’m happy as can be with it all. It’s been a long time coming.
Guess we may stay here a few more years! ;)

Here’s a few more DIY home improvement projects we’ve done:

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I’ll be back next week to talk about the whole installation process, more info on the floor and more photos too.
Be sure to check back then to get ALL the details. (EDITED: see it now, here!!)
Thanks again to Select Surfaces for providing this beautiful rustic laminate flooring for this project!
Want to find out more? Visit this link for more info on the Driftwood we chose.

I’ll see you next week. Have a wonderful and blessed weekend, friends!

xoxo

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  1. Your floors are gorgeous! We need, and I WANT, to replace our engineered hardwood flooring. It’s shiny and orange! Icky! Plus, we have grand dogs who visit often, so the current floors are pretty scratched up. I love the color of your new flooring, too! I need something easy to clean and affordable. This just might be the ticket! Thanks for sharing! I love reading about your home adventures!

    1. Aw thank you Penny!! :) I get you on the scratched up orange floors! As you can see, same thing over here! And wow, what a breath of fresh air this new floor is. It is AMAZING how different my house looks and even feels now. I really am truly amazed. I wasn’t kidding when I said it was the one thing that made the most impact! You definitely can not go wrong with this choice! Great for DIYers too. :) xoxo

  2. Love the new floor. I had engineered hardwood installed several years ago. Now my foyer, living room, dining room kitchen and bedroom hallway are all the same rich wood.

  3. Nice love the flooring…it’s not to dark to show Ryders magical dust sprinkled every where lol. I too have wood laminate flooring..my doggies hair blends in (the vacuum isn’t happy lol). Looking forward to seeing the whole renovation once it’s completed.

    1. Thanks Christina! :) Yes, exactly!! lol I love his hair described that way! And thank you for following along! I’m excited to get it all finished! :) Have a great weekend! xo

  4. We found Select Surfaces laminate flooring at Sam’s a couple years ago and installed it in our home in Calif….it is by far the most beautiful, easy to install, tough and easy care flooring ever!! We’re now pulling up carpeting in the living room and installing more of the same!! This winter we’re doing the entire house in Arkansas……even pulling up real wood flooring from Bruce that’s in good shape but 10 years old…..so….yes! This is a great flooring!!

    1. Oh that’s so awesome Linda!! It really is! I agree, so easy to install and so far seems to be really easy to upkeep, too. Very happy with it! So glad to hear your testimonial! That says a lot about it! :) xoxo

    1. Thanks Julie! :) I think so too!! Goes SO nicely with all the colors and the feel of our home. So happy! And yes, that’s the new wall color, I love that too!! lol xoxo

  5. What a huge difference your new gorgeous floors made in the whole look of your house! The fact that they are ready to care for and affordable is a triple win!

  6. Floors are beautiful! Curious as to why you choose laminate over vinyl planks. You had installed them a while back in another area of the house. I’m trying to decide between the two in my home. I’m replacing the entire downstairs. Any feedback on the two would be greatly appreciated!

    1. Thanks Tracey! Well, we really just loved the look of this particular flooring. It really fit well with our home and design. I don’t think you can go wrong with either, both have their good points, etc. The vinyl planks will be more waterproof than these so that is a consideration if that is something you are worried about. They are, I believe, water resistant though. Having had both, I do feel that the laminate has a slight edge over the vinyl as far as realism. These also had about 11 different variations whereas the vinyl flooring had 6. That alone will add to the realism because you aren’t repeating a pattern so often. Most people who see it can’t believe it’s not real. So with that, I think it all comes down to a personal choice and what’s most important to you. :)

  7. I am in the market for new flooring and was so glad I saw this post. I love what you chose, it is perfect for your style. I also love your love seat and chair, where did you get those? What a lot of different looks you have achieved in your home, each with its own charm, but I do like this last very much. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Margaret! Thank you! I agree, this flooring goes perfectly with my decor and style. And looks great with the white furniture. It’s actually from IKEA (Ektorp). :)

  8. Absolutely love your floors. Such a stunning seamless and gorgeous look. I’ve been reading so much about LVT because we are doing a new build and after all I have read the majority of our 2500 sq. Ft. will be the LVT and after seeing your pictures it just reassures me I’ve made the right choice. You have done a beautiful job. Love seeing all the pictures!

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