If you read the blog last week, you will have seen that my living room makeover is complete. You can see the full reveal plus video tour HERE. Part of that makeover has included a collaboration with Moduleo Flooring, who were kind enough to gift me some amazing vinyl plank tiles so I wanted to show this off in more detail. Here’s the full moduleo flooring review, what I think of the product, how easy it was to lay and what we think now it’s been down for a few weeks.
Moduleo Flooring Review:
So if you have an idea in your mind about vinyl flooring let me take a moment to help you break that down. If, like me, you’re a child of the 70’s/80’s then it’s likely you had vinyl tiles somewhere in your home. Probably in the kitchen. Possibly the bathroom. It tended to be an inexpensive flooring that was practical and functional and was very popular in its time. But over the years it’s got a bad reputation. It was most certainly the cheap alternative, often put down in low grade rentals and council houses. (Nothing wrong with a council house, I grew up in one, just making the point that it was inexpensive).
In recent years though, vinyl flooring has had a bit of a resurgence. And a complete overhaul too. No longer does it only come on a roll from the local DIY, but has been styled and designed to meet the needs of the ever-demanding style conscious homeowner.
Vinyl flooring is now COOL.
What is Moduleo:
Moduleo is luxury vinyl flooring. The beauty and authenticity of natural products is combined with the advanced technology of vinyl to create a stylish, durable product that suits both home and commercial properties.
I must admit when I first looked at the Moduleo website I was quite confused. There are pages of products, various design builders helping you choose your style and a selection of different ranges. But once I’d spent time understanding how it all hung together I soon realised the possibilities for creating a bespoke floor were endless.
All of the Moduleo flooring is:
- Scratch and scuff resistant
- Sound and heat absorbent
- R10 rated slip resistant
- Easy to clean
The Select and Transform ranges come with a 15 and 20 year guarantee respectively (this impressed me greatly) and all products come with a Protectonite PU wear layer meaning its protected from scuffs, stains and dirt.
Why Choose Vinyl:
I’d dabbled with a bit of luxury vinyl in my hallway and loved how it looked and how easy it was to maintain. For the living room, we’d lived with carpet for 10 years. Whilst the children were small it seemed a good option; the wooden floor underneath was draughty and cold, and not good for little toes. But now we were ready for something a little different. With dark walls and a moody style, I wanted to help lighten the room and give it a clean, minimal, almost Scandi inspired feel.
Looking at Moduleo’s options, the Ethnic Wenge plank from the Transform range seemed like a great option.
I’d viewed much of the range in a local supplier’s store and new how it looked in the flesh, so was sure it would be light and sleek enough for the look I wanted to achieve.
Laying the Floor:
If you’re good at your DIY and competent at floor laying, you could tackle this yourself. We chose to have a floor fitter to come and do ours, mostly for speed and best use of time. Tom has been to us before and we trust him to do a great job.
The Moduleo luxury vinyl is a plank that just clicks together. It has a slight bend to it, but is robust and solid and clicks together easily.
First up the floor needs to be prepared. We made sure it was solid and flat with no protruding nails. Tom also levelled off an area around the fireplace which dipped quite badly just to ensure a good finish.
Next, it’s time for the underlay. This comes in a roll, and has a sticky top layer to ensure the planks sit in place well. We’d left the sofas in the room, so Tom was able to lay half the floor at a time working around them.
The planks went down easily, and very quickly, with Tom cutting edges where necessary and around radiator pipes. His finish is excellent, and I’d highly recommend having someone do this for you if you’re not sure about it yourself.
The whole floor, 15 square metres, took around 5 hours, including the levelling and final edge sealing. We opted for a simple finish with a sealant but there are options available from Moduleo if you want something more detailed.
The Completed Look:
Moduleo Flooring Review: Finished Room
I’m so impressed with the final look. It doesn’t feel fake or tacky in any way; many people have commented that they can’t believe it’s not real wood.
The styling is perfect for the room, and helps it feel lighter and brighter, giving it a cool, contemporary style.
The family is happy with it too. I was worried the children would find it cold on their feet and not like the texture, but they’re really happy. It’s very comfortable and warm underfoot, and not slippy either, which is a concern with younger children.
Cost wise, this room would cost around £750 plus the fitter fees (ours was £250), the same as a good quality carpet. Admittedly this is a reasonable outlay but with the 15 year guarantee, over the years, you’re getting very good value for money and I would highly recommend investing.
Do check out the Moduleo website for more information on their products and to design your own stunning floor.
All images for the Moduleo Flooring Review by Jen Stanbrook
The flooring was gifted from Moduleo but all words, thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make the blog possible.
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