Now that I’m trying to figure out a plan for Bambino #2’s nursery, it’s got me thinking about the longevity of things. And since I’ve been focusing on picking out a rug for the nursery, I’ve been trying to see how rugs hold up. Now, that could be a whole ‘nother post, so I’ll try to stick to the title of this one.
And with that, it’s been just about three years, and I have to say that I’m still in love with our kitchen floor. Remember when we had it installed (see here)?
Well, through multiple winters, parties, and Idiot Nation assaults, our floor still looks brand new:
It actually makes me regret that we didn’t just install it in our whole house instead of having our wood floors refinished. Sigh. Those haven’t held up so well, but that’s a story for another day.
Oh, and I realized that I never gave any details about what type of flooring it is, so here goes:
It’s the Exalt Luxury Vinyl Tile in Woodland Gray (unfortunately they have since discontinued this color, but they’ve replaced it with Grey Pine which I actually might like even better). It’s a click-together, no-glue floating floor, which is why it was so easy to install and only took our contractors one day. The best thing about it is that it is completely impervious to all types of kitchen spills–water has no effect on it, food and spills wipe right up with water, and even salt from Buffalo winters cleans easily. It’s a commercial grade flooring which I think is also the reason it’s held up so well–it was more expensive than the cheap-o luxury vinyl tile you can find in home improvement stores, but there’s a reason for that price. It’s so much thicker and more cushiony than the thinner stuff.
So now my mission is to find a rug with equal staying power. Any suggestions?
And along the lines of updates, here’s a recent picture of Mini Bunches–this was her first glimpse of what Santa brought her on Christmas morning.