Yes you read that right, our Retro Ranch has floors! *This post contains affiliate links* These laminate acacia floors to be exact. After our disastrous time we were having living in the basement, getting the upstairs livable became our #1 priority. This wasn’t our first go around with laying laminate flooring, I actually wrote a post about our tips and tricks for laying laminate. Thankfully we had some wonderful friends show up to help on flooring day. Amazingly we were able to lay ALL of the flooring in one day!
Here it is in the kitchen. Obviously the kitchen is far from finished, but I love how having one floor throughout the house makes every room feel bigger.
We chose a laminate that has knots and a hand scraped look to make it look more like real hardwood. Laminate is a super affordable option, but I think it can look really fake and cheap if you don’t choose a higher end laminate. We were able to buy all of the flooring and underlayment, and get it shipped for under $3000.
Here is our dining space. If you look close you can see the ridges of the “hand scraped” look. I actually like the way the wood tones of the Craigslist Cabinets look with the flooring.
My wonderful friend Kari came over and helped with the cleanup after we got all the floors laid. I’ve always use this product on my flooring and I’ve always been happy with it.
You can see the painters tape marking where the vents are. That was so that while we were laying the floors if we forgot to cut the vent we could find it. I’m notorious for rolling out the underlayment and forgetting to cut the opening for the vents.
Here is our master. I painted all of the walls Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Grey. It’s the exact same color I used in the Auction House. I liked it so much I just couldn’t help myself.
Here is the boys room. It’s come a long ways from where it started with floral wallpaper.
Here’s a closeup of the flooring. I’m really thankful we went for lighter flooring than last time. It does a good job of hiding dust and dirt, and although I want clean floors it feels good to not always see the dust.
Here’s the girl room. We still hadn’t hung all of our doors yet so they were just in here waiting to be hung.
So there you have it, our new laminate floors that look like real wood! The day after we laid them we moved our mattresses out of the basement and started living up here. It feels SO good to be out of our basement dwelling!