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


Traffic Master Vinyl Plank flooring

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.





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

Traffic Master Vinyl Plank flooring

–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.

Traffic Master Vinyl Plank flooring

Traffic Master Vinyl Plank flooring


Traffic Master Vinyl Plank flooring


Traffic Master Vinyl Plank flooring

Traffic Master Vinyl Plank flooring

Traffic Master Vinyl Plank flooring


Traffic Master Vinyl Plank flooring

Traffic Master Vinyl Plank flooring

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 . . . 

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  1. melissa * 320 Sycamore
    October 19, 2011 / 2:29 am

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

  2. Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 / 11:09 am

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

  3. Tiffany
    November 4, 2011 / 6:42 pm

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

  4. Coastalpines
    November 4, 2011 / 7:11 pm

    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!

  5. Kolein
    November 4, 2011 / 7:22 pm

    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

  6. Hedgetoad
    November 4, 2011 / 9:19 pm

    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?

  7. Carli
    November 4, 2011 / 10:37 pm

    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

    • Maureen Heck
      March 12, 2014 / 4:59 pm

      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!

  8. HAdams
    November 5, 2011 / 2:32 pm

    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!

  9. HAdams
    November 5, 2011 / 2:34 pm

    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!

  10. *katie
    November 6, 2011 / 3:31 am

    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!!

  11. laura@imnotatrophywife.com
    November 7, 2011 / 2:50 pm

    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

  12. Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick
    November 9, 2011 / 3:03 pm

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

  13. Dani @ Danielle And Co.
    January 27, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    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!

    • Carli A
      July 20, 2016 / 5:46 pm

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

  14. Ayshwarya Singh
    May 18, 2016 / 9:41 am

    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

  15. katie feria
    July 20, 2016 / 6:42 am

    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.

  16. Carli A
    July 20, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    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!

  17. Debbie S
    January 15, 2017 / 3:34 am

    Question so when the floor gets wet from getting out of shower it doesn't affect the floor any?

  18. Debbie S
    January 15, 2017 / 3:37 am

    Question when the floor gets wet from the shower does it affect the floor any? i have traffic master floor but if it gets wet i have to make sure clean up asap or the floor warps. I put this floor down 8 yrs ago and they need redone but don't want the same thing if they warp like the one i have. Mine is laminate floor thinking not the same as your put down.Thank you

  19. Carli A
    January 29, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    Hi Debbie! Great question! We have traffic master laminate throughout our main floor and warping is definitely a problem, however with these vinyl flooring it is not an issue what so ever.

  20. NorthEast FactoryDirect
    April 6, 2017 / 6:39 am

    hi Carli! Your site is great source of inspiration for all the people searching for design ideas. keep posting.

  21. Furniture Store Parker
    April 6, 2017 / 6:42 am

     Wow! you really did a beautiful job! I love how bright & fresh everything looks. What an improvement. 

  22. Poulin Design Center
    April 6, 2017 / 6:43 am

    nice work! You gave nice ideas here. thanks for sharing with us.

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