I know it’s been a while since my last post. I’ll skip over the details for now and fill you in later on my cottage living journey. But I wanted to jump right back in to my blog to tell you about something. I’m almost finished installing a new floor in my new studio, and I’ve fallen madly in love with Mannington Adura Vinyl plank flooring! Oh how I love thee, let me count the ways!
- First, the options in vinyl flooring today look amazing. I’ve had my eye on the Dockside line from Mannington after seeing pics online, but I didn’t think I could afford it. I started to look for some alternatives online, but after visiting a local carpet and flooring store, i realized if I factored in the potential shipping from an online store, I really could afford to buy it locally and install it myself. So it’s georgous…and affordable! I choose the Driftwood design, and it looks like worn beach or barn wood. Perfect for the shabby-chic art studio!
- I’m about 3/4 finished with the install, but this has been so easy to install. They use something called Lock Solid Technology, and each vinyl plank clicks and locks into the adjoining planks. Couldn’t be easier, and feels nice and solid. I think there is a version that glues down, but I’m doing a floating install. Check when you order it, because some designs come in glue and floating versions, but there may be some that are glue-down only.
- I can’t speak for durability so soon after installing, but I’ll keep you posted on how well this flooring wears. I’m anticipating it will wear very well.
Let me know what you think. The next steps will be trim, and then picking out and installing a section of base cabinets, counter, and sink. I’m so excited to finally have an art studio with some natural light, and a terrific floor as well.