If you’ve been following my house renovation on the blog you have may have seen that we’ve pretty much finished what we were doing. We do have one more small bedroom to decorate before I’ll finally get an office to work in, but overall the major work has now been completed. If you want to see what the final reveal looks like, then head over to this post HERE, complete with video tour. I wanted to show you a little more about the flooring that we’ve put down in the hallway, a beautiful luxury vinyl from Harvey Maria.
I must admit, I hadn’t considered using a vinyl in the hallway; I really wasn’t sure what it would look or feel like, but after seeing the way it transformed some rooms in the The Ana Mum Diary home, I was really keen to give it a go.
After talking to the lovely people at Harvey Maria, I decided to try out the premium wood design from the Signature collection, in Church Pine. The easy online calculator helped work out how much we needed, and the order was placed.
I think you’ll agree, from the photo below, that the floor was long overdue for an overhaul. The building work (and nearly 10 years of wear and tear) had seriously take its toll.
Many years ago, not long after we’d first moved in, we sanded and varnished the original wood floorboards in the narrow hallway, and hadn’t done much to it since. So, to start with we screwed down some 6mm plywood to give a good base on which to lay the vinyl. And then sealed all the joins.
We decided to lay the pieces in a random order, giving the floor a more organic look, and started applying the adhesive and sticking down the boards. Each plank is 91cms long and 15cms wide, and with 2.5cm thickness. Of course they needed cutting around doorways and pipes, but the whole process took just half a day and we are thrilled with the end result.
Church Pine was a good choice for us. It has a grey/brown effect, altering in different lights, and works incredibly well with our blue walls and grey carpet. More than that though, the feel of the vinyl is quite unexpected. It’s very firm and sturdy and feels warm and strong. It’s been down for a few weeks now and cleans really easily too.
In artificial light, as above you can see that it looks quite brown, yet below it has more of a grey tone when the natural light hits.
Luxury vinyl tiles have been enjoying quite a resurgence in recent years, led by companies like Harvey Maria, showcasing how contemporary this flooring can look.
And furthermore, it comes with a 20 year warranty. Yep, that’s right, 20 years! Quite amazing isn’t it. At £33 a square metre it’s affordable too.
Do check out the Harvey Maria site for more information, ideas and inspiration on how to use patterns, wood effects and tiles in combinations to create stylish and creative floor designs.
Disclosure: the flooring was gifted in exchange for an honest review, all words, comments and opinions are my own.