Installing DIY Luxury Vinyl Flooring by The Tile Shop

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When we moved into our home our main level had a combination of engineered hardwood and shag carpet. Since moving in almost 5 years ago we’ve gotten a dog and had a child and that’s meant lots of spills, stains, and scratches on our original flooring.

I’ve wanted to replace our flooring with plank flooring for a while and decided that it was finally time! We don’t currently have the budget to hire a team to install new flooring so I took on the challenge of going the DIY route.

Flooring Choice 

I used Tile Shop’s Luxury Vinyl SPC flooring in the color Madera Miel. These 7”x48” large-format planks are installed as a floating floor with a click-lock system. They have the look of wood flooring with higher durability and lower maintenance. They’re scratch resistant and completely waterproof.


It was important for me to find a flooring that was easy to install since this project was something I was going to do on my own. This Luxury Vinyl SPC flooring doesn’t require any special glue and can be cut with a utility knife (I recommend a jigsaw and/or circular saw for rip cuts and rounded cuts).

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Savory Breakfast Oatmeal with Egg, Avocado, and Parmesan

Looking for a filling, tasty, and savory breakfast that comes together in about 5 minutes? Then look no further! This recipe comes in right at 300 calories and will keep you full until lunch. Salt is key in this recipe so make sure it’s salted well to make the flavors really pop.

Want a little extra crunch? Add some crumbled bacon or crispy onions.

Love herbs? Add in the scallion whites and more parsley.

Have leftover mushrooms? Sautee them and add them on top too! The possibilities for this recipe are endless.

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One Room Challenge Week 8: Final Reveal of the Kitchen!

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It’s week 8 of the one room challenge! Do you know what that means? It means that It’s reveal day for my space!

The last 8 weeks have been insane (to say the least). I set out to turn my 2000s kitchen into a cozy, moody, and inviting space and I think that I’ve done what I set out to do! Before we go into the reveal, I want to remind you of what this space looked like when I started this project. Our 2000s kitchen had stained wood cabinets, large subway tile backsplash, speckled granite, and orange-y engineered wood flooring. There was nothing wrong with the kitchen, per say, but I was ready to turn our kitchen into a statement piece.

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So, the moment you’ve been waiting for, the FULL REVEAL of our newly updated kitchen!

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