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Transforming a Space by Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring

We’ve been living at Green Acres now for four months (sidenote: Really? Is that it?), and we’ve been slowly transforming the home to make it our own. One of the first things I wanted to do when we decided to move here, was change the flooring. The floors were a mix of older tile, vinyl, and carpet – none of which are my style and all of which needed to be changed. We quickly decided on installing vinyl plank flooring and I want to show you how easy it was – in video!

*All of the flooring for this post was provided by The Home Depot Canada. As always, opinions are 100% my own.  For more information, please see my disclosure page.*

There are a few reasons we decided on vinyl plank flooring: it’s quick to install, it’s durable, and the tongue and groove style is waterproof. We had vinyl plank flooring in the basement of our previous home and we were very impressed with how durable it was – especially considering we have dogs and children, lol.

The two photos above are our bedroom after we had ripped up the carpet, scraped the old glue off, and cleaned it all off.

If you’ve never tried to install vinyl plank flooring and you’ve been considering it, I hope this post puts you over the edge. The tongue and groove style makes it really easy to install.

I LOVE this grey-toned flooring we choose. I love it so much that we are installing it in our bedroom, office, hallway, and kitchen! But if grey is not your colour, there are a ton of other beautiful colour choices for vinyl plank these days!

Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring:

This video will show you exactly how we installed the flooring across our bedroom in just one afternoon. Plus we share some great tips for getting around tricky areas like vents, corners, and doorways.

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Here’s a couple of pictures of our bedroom after the flooring was finished. What do you think of the final results?!

Would you lay vinyl plank? Have you already tried it?


Saturday 23rd of March 2019

What is the name of the grey vinyl you used? DId you buy at home depot? Looks great!!!!


Sunday 24th of March 2019

Yes! I forget the name, but it's the only grey one in the Lifeproof collection at Home Depot :)


Thursday 20th of September 2018

Do you have to remove the floor boards?


Friday 21st of September 2018

Do you mean baseboards? Yes, you do have to remove the baseboards :)


Tuesday 24th of July 2018

Can u put this over old kitchen and bath tiles?


Tuesday 24th of July 2018

Yes! Absolutely you can! We actually put it right over the tile in our hallway :)

Krystal Herrera

Wednesday 4th of July 2018

I always find vinyl one of the best flooring options, it really does give that value to your home. Anyways, great post!


Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Amazing job! I love the finish you went with! xx Neelam


Tuesday 20th of March 2018

Thank you so much! We were so happy with the results!