My husband and I were trying to figure out what type of flooring we wanted to get to replace our carpet. The carpet was old and dingy and no matter how much I cleaned it, it never really looked clean. We wanted to get rid of the carpet and replace it with something else, but we wanted to make sure we could afford it and do it ourselves. We started looking at our options.

My husband stopped by a local discount store that carries flooring. He took pictures of some of the flooring they had such as laminate and vinyl plank flooring. After discussing the prices of them and the ease of installation, we decided that vinyl plank flooring would be the best thing to do in our home. We had to choose which color we wanted because there were a few different ones. I wanted to see what they looked like in person instead of just telling him which one to buy, so we went to the store together.

Once I saw the different colors, I opted to get one that was a little darker. We purchased the amount of flooring that we would need in order to do our living room and dining room. When we got home with our new flooring, we immediately started working on tearing up the carpet in our home. We were able to remove it and put it in the basement of our home until it was warmer outside and we could have someone pick it up to remove it for us.

After removing the carpet, we prepped and cleaned the floors so we could install the self-stick plank flooring. We worked hard on doing what we could to get as much of it done as possible that evening. There was a good bit to do and we weren’t able to finish it all that night.

Since I work from home, I told my husband I would do what I could to get it done while he was at work. I worked through the day and by the time he got home, there was only a small portion left to complete. He was impressed I was able to get this much of it done. That evening it was finished and we love our new flooring. It is much easier to keep clean and looks great.

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