Quick bathroom makeover-So in LOVE . . . with Traffic Master Allure Vinyl Plank flooring

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Wow, that title is a mouthful!  As you may recall I’m in the process of working on my son’s tween (basement) bedroom makeover (among other things, ah-hem).  But while working on this project, we realized that  his bathroom was in need of a major makeover as well-this makeover was super impromptu-so much so that I didn’t  even get before pics, so I’ll show you some before, before pics from like 6 years ago, when we first moved in to our home-Of course it didn’t look like this for the past 4 years, but these were the only before pics I could find . . . trust me-it’s not pretty and don’t say I didn’t warn ya!   (For the record, this post contains affiliate links which means I will be compensated with a percentage, should you make a purchase using an affiliate link.)



Who doesn’t like a good mauvey-purple wall and border paper? Joking, joking. To my defense, the floor tiles had a flick of purple in them.
So we began this makeover by painting the walls gray, the color of his bedroom (I have to give my mother in law and hubby a shout-out for this one as they worked on that while I was in class—THANKS guys!!!!!!).  My hubby also went ahead and gave the vanity a coat of black paint.  The new paint color almost made all the the difference in the world--- but not quite enough, we still had to deal with the ugly floor tiles.

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That’s where this vinyl-plank awesomeness comes in!

TrafficMASTER Allure 6 in. x 36 in. Hickory Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring (24 sq. ft. / case)



I LOVE the warm color grain and texture of this flooring-it looks soooo real!

Resilient Vinyl Planks: TrafficMASTER Allure Flooring Hickory Resilient Vinyl Plank Flooring - 4 in. x 4 in. Take Home Sample 10012052

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--and it’s super easy to install! The hardest part was cutting around objects--but even that was relatively easy using SNIPS-not a utility knife.

Update: I had a few readers ask what snips are so I thought I'd add a picture:
 

I first saw this flooring at 320 Sycamore in Melissa’s basement bathroom and that is when I fell in love! They are the Trafficmaster Allure Vinyl Plank Flooring.

I purchased it at Home Depot, the color is Hickory and they cost about $34/case. I think one case covers about 24 sq ft. This bathroom is about 60 Sq. ft so we ended up using 2 1/4 cases.

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The best part about them is that if I ever get tired of them, I can simply remove them and my tile floors beneath should remain in tact, with no sticky glue, etc . . . 



Take Care,


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18 comments

  1. Carli~
    this is awesome! I am going to feature it in a Caught My Eye~great pictures!

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  2. Hi Carli ~ your floor looks fantastic! It's a great finishing touch to the whole bathroom makeover - love it!!

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  3. It looks great. Saving this post my son needs his carpet up and this will work beautifully. {Found u from 320 Sycamore}

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  4. Visiting from 320 Sycamore!

    Your floor looks fantastic! You've inspired me to {maybe} tackle my powder room...I look forward to seeing more of your blog.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

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  5. Oh my!!! Gorgeous! Where did you buy these? How do they stick together? Are there openings in between each piece where water can get through?

    Can you tell we are re-doing our bathroom?? Hahaha!

    Nice to meet you! If I lived in NE I'd be a NE'er for sure! But I live in NY. That's close, right? We LOVE NE!!!

    Looking forward to reading your blog and getting to know you!!!

    And can't wait for the reveal!

    Smiles,
    ~Kolein

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  6. How is the vinyl working over the tiles? Are they strong enough not to start to crack along the grout lines of your tile? or are the grout lines even with the tiles?

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  7. Thanks everyone for the awesome comments! @Hedgetoad, Thanks for visiting my blog--actually it's holding up really well-it's truly stunning! no bends, seams or cracks--- I recently used the traffic master vinyl tile flooring over the tile in my kitchen/dining, hallway and upstairs bathroom, and while it's rather durable, I can slightly see the grout lines through the tile. Here's the link:
    http://fearfullyandwonderfullymade81.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-i-tiled-my-floors-on-cheap.html

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    1. Looks fantastic. We're considering vinyl plank over the kitchen tile, how do you feel about the grout lines showing through? I read your kitchen vinyl tile post but you didn't mention the lines and I didn't notice any in the photos. Does Home Depot recommend installing over tile? Thanks!

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  8. Love the floor choice! What did you use to cut the flooring. You mentioned SNIPS, can you tell me what those are? Thanks, you did a great job!

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  9. You did a wonderful job on the floors, they look amazing! Just wondering if you could clarify what you used to cut the boards. Just scissors? You mentioned SNIPS, I just didn't know what those were. Thanks!

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  10. Oh my, I am loving that you didn't have to break all the tile! All throughout my house is ugly tile and I would LOVE to cover it up with pretty wood (vinyl) flooring!!

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  11. Carli- This is awesome! I am a new follower from 320 sycamore. I just painted my tween son's bedroom a behr silver. Haven't posted on it yet! Congrats on bath!

    laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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  12. This looks fantastic!! I'm hoping to put this stuff throughout our basement someday. Yay for peel and stick!! ;)

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  13. Thanks for this! It finally made me decide on this product for our bathroom makeover. The pictures on the manufacturer and store websites always look great, but it helped so much to see it in someone's actual home! So glad to hear it has held up well for you!

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    1. I'm glad this was helpful for you! We still love these floors!

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  14. Nice! you are sharing such helpful and easy to understandable blog in decoration. i have no words for say i just say thanks because it is helpful for me. krishna decors Dwarka

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  15. I am looking to put planking over tile and I saw another tutorial on just putting a layer of quick set to even everything out and fill in the grout lines as to avoid the grout lines being seen through the planking.

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  16. Hi Katie! That is a great idea! (Unfortunately) I often do things without much planning, but these planks have never given me a problem as far as grout lines being seen through. Good luck on your project!

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