If you follow along with me on Instagram, you know that I just kicked off a pretty big project in my own home – finishing our basement! We’ve been working on plans for this space since we finished building our home, really. Fast forward three years and we’re finally ready to tackle this project and turn it into a fun spot to entertain family and friends.
As I started digging into design elements, my thoughts quickly turned to flooring. For me, flooring is one of the foundational elements of a room and it can really set the tone for everything else. My research led me to Lumber Liquidators and I was impressed with the variety of products on their website. A trip to my local store confirmed all they options they have to offer. I left with a bag full of samples and a head full of ideas!
We had several things to consider in choosing floors for our basement. First and foremost, we have radiant heat installed in this space. Translation: no nailing of hardwood planks into the floor (unless you want a bunch of tiny pipes with hundreds of holes in them). So we decided on a “floating” floor option designed to click together and float over our existing cement. Not only is installation easy, but these types of flooring options offer great durability in a wide range of applications – bathroom, kitchen, bedroom or basement!
I’m excited to unveil my final choice for flooring as we get a little further along in the renovation process. In the meantime, I thought it might be fun to share some of my other favorite, farmhouse-inspired options. I love the aged, weathered look and I think my “short list” of favorite floors could pair well with a variety of different styles. The best part is that each of these options combines style and performance at a reasonable price…win-win-win! Take a look below and let me know which one is your favorite.
CoreLuxe XD in Beach Cottage Oak
I love the warm, but weathered look of this flooring. It’s waterproof and stands up to heavy traffic, making it a great option for a kitchen or living area. I think it would look great paired with white cabinets and brass hardware in a light and bright farmhouse kitchen.
Dream Home Ultra X2O in Pebble Stone Oak
This flooring has wide planks in mixed hues, which gives it a really cool, variegated look when it’s installed. The mix of light and dark tones makes it especially versatile.
CoreLuxe Ultra in Walnut Hickory
This flooring has such a classic farmhouse look – warm, honey tones with subtle texture and knots. This would be a great choice in a high-traffic area like a living room…and it would look stunning paired with a vintage or textured rug.
Dream Home in Row House Oak
For those of you who love the weathered look…this one’s for you! The grain in this flooring gives it a natural, time-worn look. Play up the rustic factor by mixing it with antique pieces…or mix it with a few modern pieces for a fun contrast!
So which one is your favorite? Sound off in the comments below! And stay tuned because I’ll be sharing my pick for our basement as we work toward the finish line on that project!
This post was sponsored by Lumber Liquidators.