One Room Challenge: Week 6 – It’s flooring time!

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There’s just 2 weeks left in the Fall 2021 One Room Challenge and I’ve made quite a bit of progress in the Kitchen. I still have quite a bit of work to do, but I’m so happy with my progress so far.

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Floor Repair

any If you missed it, we had a flooring company come out and remove our old glued down hardwoods. They came back a few days later and made some repairs to the subfloor and repaired any damage. I worked with a local company Diaz Hardwood Floors and if you’re local to metro Atlanta I would definitely recommend them.

This past week I came behind them and did some additional flooring prep. There were a few areas where my floors were slighly unlevel so I used a self leveling underlayment to help create a more level and even surface in a few areas of my subfloor. I used LevelQuik RS and was shocked with how easy it was to use. You just mix the underlayment mix with water, pour it on top of a primed floor with lath, and then just smooth it out and let it set. After the underlayment set and dried I started putting down my flooring.


I think I might have ruffled a lot of feathers when I decided to pull up our wood floors. But honestly, I’m excited that I finally get to add in flooring that is a color I love, is durable, on trend, and that we can eventually run through our entire downstairs. The wood flooring we had went through a lot and took a beating from our dogs claws and daughters toys so I’m excited about this upgrade.

This week I got down about 1/3 of the flooring in the kitchen. I had a lot of trial and error on my end trying to make sure I ran the flooring straight (in a home with very wonky walls). I’ve never installed any type of click and lock flooring but it’s been easy to install so far. I still need to run the flooring into the family room and into the bathroom and hallway, but the progress I’m seeing is a big step in finally getting this kitchen put back together.

Tools and Supplies


The flooring I’m installing is the Madera Miel Luxury Vinyl SPC Floor Tile from The Tile Shop. This flooring is 7″ x 48″ and is a click and lock floating floor. The planks are made with a stone polymer composite and it’s 100% waterproof! It also can be laid on top of exsisting hard flooring and doesn’t require any additional underlayment.

Floor Installation Kit:

I purchased a floor installation kit that has come in handy for installing the flooring. The kit came with a tapping block, pull bar, spacers, and a mallet. It’s everythign you need to install vinyl plank, hardwood, or laminate flooring.

Self Leveling Underlayment:

As outlined above, I used a self leveling underlayment to fill in areas of my subfloor that weren’t level.

Knee Pads:

Knee pads are a MUST HAVE. I’ve never had any before and now I’ll be using these for so many more projects down the road.

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