Our decision to add a new bathroom into our home was one we had toyed with for the last few years. Here is what I know hard work yields great results and a new bathroom is the end result for us. What we did not want to do is have to work so hard in between our work weeks that it would create a negative DIY experience. We shopped till we dropped looking for just the right brands and products to place into our home. I wanted a quality product that would not over-task us upon install and Michael wanted something that he could put in with ease and have it look professionally created when complete. We each lavishly lived our wants out loud with this great installed floor that WE did as a DIY project. It took no time at all and an Armstrong Floor now graces my bathroom. Here’s my DIY Alterna Luxury Vinyl Tile install a DIY possibility for everyone.
Have you been toying with the idea of replacing your current floor? We got the ‘bug’ to DIY and we have been consumed in a fun bathroom project that has been ongoing for about 3 months so far, as we are installing this every night after work full days and on weekends. If you remember we installed an Armstrong ceiling and this floor compliments it quite well. We have found the Alterna Luxury Vinyl Tile to be the perfect solution for a bathroom floor. The project as a DIY definitely takes time, but many parts of the installation take very little time and the floor was a quick, and easy to install. The floor we chose to install is an Alterna Luxury Vinyl floor that looks like ceramic and is groutable. The feel of the floor is not cold on the feet, unlike ceramic and the tiles are 16×16, let’s take a look at the install. This tile is easy to work with and great for the skilled do-it-yourselfer, but if you prefer you can always hire a contractor to get the job done with no fuss and no downtime. My husband dug in to this project and it took just less than 3 hours, in a 10×10 bathroom.
The tile is durable as well as very nice to look at. To clean the tile, you can just vacuum(no beater bars) or use a simple warm water cloth, which keeps the floor clean. This will make the bathroom very easy to upkeep, which is yet another reason we chose the floor from Armstrong.
During the installation, it is recommended to change the tiles positioning each time you place a new one down, in order to give it a more realistic flow and we followed the directions with very positive results as you can see in the video. With the installation of a white porcelain toilet, and a black wood framed vanity the color scheme works well together, providing a pulled together look. There are a lot of different options for flooring colors in this particular line, and you can match any decor in a home. This is perfect for homes with pets as well as it is not a thin tile that will fall to the claws of a pet running. If you are not a diy selfer, you can always still select the same line of Alterna Luxury Vinyl Tiles that we did and have a professional contractor do the install, many people do. We however, like to dig in and try things out but you don’t have to! The floor we have installed in Mesa Stone Beige in color and it looks like realistic tile. I can hardly believe that it is not tile, other than the fact that I watched my husband install it, so I know that it is not. The fact that the tile is wipe and go makes it very practical in a bathroom setting. We know our floor will last for years to come with proper care.
Are you ready to lavishly live your DIY life out loud and attempt this floor? You could not have picked a better brand or product to work with so half the process is already over, now you just have to install and you can see it is not hard at all. Make sure to plan ahead and get ALL of your supplies together because being organized in any DIY is priceless.
*Product was provided to facilitate review