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New Family Room Flooring – The Reveal

by | Mar 9, 2017 | Decorating Inspiration | 54 comments

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Welcome, friends! I’m so excited to finally be able show you the progress in our lower level family room, featuring our beautiful new Mohawk flooring! If you missed the before post about this room yesterday, you can catch up here. We are so pleased with our floors and how this room is coming together.

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The new flooring was installed the week before Christmas! Our house was in chaos that week with all the projects we had going on at the same time, so I was thrilled about how quickly the flooring was able to be installed so we could get on with the holiday festivities. The transformation was literally a one-day makeover. I know! It was a dream. If only every other project was completed in a day.

Since these floors are pre-finished, there is no sanding or staining or sealing after installation. (You can look back at the installation photos in the before post). So if you are looking for one of the fastest and most significant improvements you could make to a room (in addition to paint!) I’d definitely recommend considering Mohawk’s pre-finished flooring. It’s so gorgeous! This is our second home with Mohawk flooring (we loved the Mohawk pre-finished wood floors in our last house, you can find them here).

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Remember where we started with the swine-colored walls, pink blinds and old carpet? Fresh paint and new flooring does wonders to provide a nice backdrop for a room, doesn’t it?

Flooring makes up such a significant portion of any room that when it is updated, the entire look and feel of the space improves right away. I’m so in love with the natural more rustic texture, the matte finish and warm tone of our floors (they are the Concertina laminate flooring in Smokey Chestnut). The look feels traditional, but still up-to-date.

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The new flooring actually makes it feel like we added on an entire new area of the house because we are so drawn to this space now. The warmth of the flooring is so inviting for a cozy family space. It feels comfortable, cleaner and more stylish, so we definitely enjoy being in the room so much more than we did before.

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Besides the new paint and flooring, we did get a cozy new sofa awhile back (we sold our big sectional when we moved). I’ll tell you more details about the sofa in a future post, but it is from Interior Define and we love it. The wood Persian rug has been in our family for years. You will probably recognize everything else in the room, we are just using what we had at this point! We still have more to do in this room, but it’s nice that it already feels great to be in it just as it is.

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We had family coming from out of town just days after the install, so the floors were christened right away with all types of holiday activities. The floors held up beautifully as we moved furniture around, four dogs ran in and out of the house with muddy feet, and as kids and family ate meals and hung out together playing games. We really needed flooring that was not overly sensitive to everyday use, and they’ve already passed every test in our book!
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The wall behind these chairs is the brand new wall we installed. The other side of this wall is our new office, which I will show you in an upcoming post! (I’ll show you the before and afters of the wall addition, too, so you can get better perspective on how this room has changed overall).

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Let’s look back one more time at the before and after shot, shall we?

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Besides the new wall that was installed (more to come on that), we’ve painted the swine-colored walls and fireplace (Simply White Benjamin Moore), added some trim around the fireplace (to fill in big gaps between the brick and the drywall), removed the pink blinds (still thinking about what blinds we’d want down here) and installed the new Mohawk flooring. So much fresher!

We still have more things we’d like to improve or add in this room over time, of course, but we are definitely happy with how far its come over the past few months.

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Thanks to Mohawk for providing the beautiful flooring for this makeover.

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    I want you to be my friend and come help me out my house together.

    It looks amazing!

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    Can’t believe the light you have in this house !!!! :-)

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    Love the floooring and the end result, but the best photo is that of the doodle feet. ❤🐾❤🐾❤

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      Hey Candice! Hah! so it wasn’t just me! I was going to comment the same thing.
      LOVED the new flooring with the ‘doodle feet’ Melissa. Love how you integrate the doodles with your posts. I’m sure it made all the dog-huggers in the crowd grin from ear-to-ear! Puppy feet….sigh. ❤🐾🐾
      p.s. fabulous floors too! 😉

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        Ha! We have lots of Doodle feet around here so I love just keeping it real! Our furry friends make a house feel like home, don’t they? Thank you!

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    I am so in love with that room and omg that floor is amazing I love it.
    You have such wonderful taste and really know how to pull it together. Beautiful, just beautiul

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      Oh kind of you, thank you, Patty! You made my morning. I really have fun pulling these rooms together and enjoy them as they evolve one step at a time.

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    Love, love the new flooring. I am not sure what the fireplace stone is but the flooring also makes that and your furniture stand out! Great job!!!

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    The flooring did pull the room together. The room looks great and I always love bookcases.

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    I have been a Realtor for over 26 years so all about home transformations! This area looks so clean and fresh now. Even though the former carpet was light, the new floor seems to brighten up the whole area. AND…I ALWAYS LOVE SEEING JACK! He brightens any room!

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      YAY! Thank you so much. Jack really enjoys being the center of attention. He has a quirky personality so he loves being the star of any room photo, haha.

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    The floor really makes the space look so inviting, love your style and how you are able to create beautiful rooms that reflect who you are.

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      Ahh, thank you very much. It is a labor of love to create spaces that my family enjoys but it’s always the icing on the cake that I can share these spaces and our mutual love of home with you lovelies, too!

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    I love it! Cozy room😀

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    Gorgeous! Love it! (And doggies make any room look more hygge!) Looks great!

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    What a warm cozy place you now have. Your fur babies seem to be enjoying the space.

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    That flooring is gorgeous! It doesn’t look like laminate at all!

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    Looks so pretty with the new floors and paint!

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    What a beautiful transformation! I love what a light filled space it is, but I imagine can become equally cozy (perhaps once shades are installed) for movie nights. That velvet couch looks scrumptious – I look forward to seeing more of it.

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    I look forward to checking your blog every day. It looks so wonderful, Melissa! I’ve been on the fence about whether I should use luxury vinyl plank or laminate in our basement and you just helped me make my decision!

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      Thank you so much, Ashley! I am really happy with this flooring, so I’m glad it helped you to decide! :)

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    The wood floors are sooo nice! They really do make the room!

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    Love this flooring. Could you make that last shot a Pinterest pin-able photo, please?

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      You mean the graphic? It should be pinnable! I just pinned it so you can repin it here >https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273101164884844040/

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    LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! Great job Melissa!! I see Jack and Lily are enjoying it as well :). It looks just beautiful.

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    Very nice looking floor. What is the undertone? I am seeing Green, but this is online so, in real life is that accurate?

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      Thanks, I don’t see green! It is probably just your monitor. It’s a very warm brown with grayish undertones I’d say. :)

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        That’s great. Is it called something else on the West Coast? I can not find Smokey Chestnut or Concertina on the website for my area.

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    I love the flooring. I’m wondering if it’s discontinued or maybe brand new, because I cannot find it on the Mohawk website.

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      Hmmm, I would call your local retailer and ask how to get it! I bet it’s still available somewhere since we just got ours. :)

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    Beautiful transformation! I am interested in laminate to update our home, and love your choice, but I’m having trouble locating your flooring style/color on the Mohawk website. Can you provide a direct link?

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    Love the transformation!!

    Can you tell me where you got that cute wood end table next to the blue chair?

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    Just love the floors and the new look in the basement. Great job.

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    Wow!! I love the color of your new flooring and the entire room looks great. Glad to know that they hold up well to high traffic and dogs (we have 3). This may be a possibility for our flooring redo.
    Currently, we have tile throughout the first floor. We live in AZ and it is nice to have the cool tile under your feet during our HOT months. We have had laminate before in our old house and liked it. That was years ago.
    Thanks for giving me a reference for Mohawk. I’ll check them out :)

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    This is such a great space and what an amazing difference the flooring makes! No wonder you are all drawn to that space!

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    Gorgeous!! I absolutely LOVE the color tone of the wood and it’s fun to see your lovely rug again. This is really an inviting space… even using what you have. ;) I do like seeing familiar pieces from your old home. And it looks like the pups enjoy the peaceful space as well.

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    Beautiful, Melissa! What a wonderfully, bright & light room ( and especially for it being a lower level!)
    The floors are gorgeous. Love the matte finish, rustic texture and color of the floor. Looks so warm & cozy. No wonder you are drawn to this space! Love it!

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    Homerun!

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    I’m loving everything your doing to your home. Thanks for bringing us along for the ride.

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    Love it! Especially the rug :) where is it from?!

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    Looks nice, your dogs are certainly enjoying it :). The flooring is lovely and detailed much like the rug, how long have you had it for? As it look very well kept, hopefully stays that way with the dogs running around!

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    Your space is fabulous. I love that chair, wow, beautiful! Overall you did a wonderful job.

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    The flooring looks great but I am absolutely in love with that sofa! Can you provide a link?

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    Love your new floors and where did you get that beautiful blue chair, please, if you do not mind sharing?

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    Absolutely LOVE it. Great job! I also love the light pouring in.

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