Your home is your castle. It’s the one place in the world where you can relax and truly be yourself. Your choice in interior decor matches your personal tastes and gives guests a clear idea of who you are and where your aesthetic tastes lie. However, tastes change and evolve as we change and evolve. An aesthetic which we were completely in love with just a few years ago can become stale for us over time or no longer represent our personal style. Change is completely normal and healthy, but when we apply it to our interior decor it can be expensive and disruptive… Especially when it comes to our luxury vinyl flooring choices.
Our flooring is the (quite literal) foundation of the home’s aesthetic and changing it can have a highly transformative effect on your living space. If you feel like it’s time for a drastic change in your home, but don’t fancy the expense and rigmarole of getting your luxury vinyl flooring replaced professionally, we’ve teamed up with the experts at diary planners flooring to give you some DIY ideas which can totally transform your household flooring.
Add plank vinyl flooring
The idea of laying down your own flooring may seem fairly daunting to you, but worry not. Firmfit vinyl planks are specifically designed to be quick and easy to fit. Planks can be clipped together easily for a seamless look and vinyl flooring can be laid over your existing hard flooring for a seamless finish with a bare minimum of disruption. Because the planks are built around a rigid limestone based core they are up to three times stronger than most luxury vinyl tiles, making them the perfect choice for a flawless finish even when the surface beneath is slightly uneven.
Install stone-effect vinyl tiles
One of the great things about vinyl is its malleable nature which allows it to perfectly replicate a range of other substances. While it can be made to perfectly replicate wood it can also create a highly realistic approximation of stone, too. If you already have wooden flooring (or something that looks like it) and want a more drastic change, laying down premium stone-effect tiles can really transform a living space. Just like their vinyl plank flooring, Firmfit’s premium tiles are quick and easy to install, 100% waterproof and highly impervious, making them a great fit for any room in the home.
Sanding down and refinishing
If you already have hardwood floors in your home and yearn for a slightly different finish, you may find that sanding and refinishing them with a new coat of veneer makes them look completely different… Even though they are exactly the same. Be warned, however, that sanding down the top layer of your hardwood flooring is only advisable for solid hardwood. Engineered hardwood has a much more finite top layer which can be worn away after repeated sandings.
While it takes some time and effort, this can be a great way to transform your flooring even with an extremely modest budget.