This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Floor & Decor. All opinions are 100% mine.
The biggest part of any renovation in both cost and impact is usually the flooring. The right (or wrong) flooring can change the feel and function of a space so drastically that the decision can sometimes feel overwhelming.
My recent first-floor renovation fell into this category for me. Choosing what flooring to run through almost 1,100 sq ft of my main living space was a decision I agonized over for months. After visiting several local flooring stores and ordering dozens of samples online, I landed on this engineered hardwood from Floor & Decor.
Cost, quality and appearance were equally important to me in this decision. I can confidently say that after living with it for 4 months, I couldn’t have made a better decision. “Where did you get your flooring?” is on the top of the list for most frequently asked questions on Instagram. I thought it was time to share more about where I got it from and why Floor & Decor will continue to be a top source for me in my future renovation projects.
The online experience was wonderful when ordering my flooring, but my recommendation would be to visit an actual showroom. They have an entire warehouse of flooring to choose from with huge displays, so you can visualize and imagine how the flooring is going to look in your home. From wood to tile, stone, laminate, and vinyl, there is something for every taste, style, and budget. Oh, and by the way, most of it is in stock and you can take it home with you!
Walking into the showroom for the first time, it feels like Disney Land for the design-obsessed. The store is designed to give you an organized shopping experience but if you feel a little overwhelmed by the wide selection, they have a free design service where you can meet with a designer who can help you make the best choice for your project.
I took a trip last week to scout out some flooring for an upcoming project and decided to give you a little tour and share some of my current favorites with you!
Woodland Reserve Montpellier Oak II Distressed Engineered Hardwood
First up, let’s talk about my new floor! I went with this white oak engineered hardwood. I really loved the neutral tones in this hardwood as well as the texture (good for hiding dirt!) This particular engineered hardwood was fairly wide at 8 3/4″ and came in varying lengths which I think can give it a more realistic hardwood feel. As a DIYer, I also wanted a flooring that would be easy to install myself. I used a staple only installation and am very happy with the results!
Another reason to used engineered hardwood is that it can be used at any grade level of flooring for your home, meaning any level of your house. Typically traditional hardwood flooring is used at grade level or above grade level. Because of the moisture level in basements, you wouldn’t want to use traditional hardwood, but engineered hardwood can be a good choice for any area of your home!
Price: $5.99 sq ft
Woodland Reserve European Oak
Another top pick for an engineered hardwood would be this European Oak. It is a little lighter than the Montpellier but still has a really warm neutral tone. This plank is a little wider at 9 1/4″ and slightly thicker at 5/8″.
Price: $5.79 / sq ft
Adessi Lattice Gray Matte Porcelain Tile
This lattice porcelain tile made it to the top of my list for both style and price. Patterned tiles are so popular right now and I love the neutral shades of gray this one has. I think it would be perfect for a laundry room or powder bathroom floor and comes in right at $2.00 sq ft making it affordable for any size area.
Size: 8″ x 8″
Price: $2.00 / sq ft
Viviano Marmo Houndstooth Carrara Blend Marble Mosaic
I lean towards simple with my design choices, but I really love this Houndstooth Marble Mosaic Tile. Marble is always a winner in my book and this 14″ tile was stunning in person. The price of this luxury tile was definitely on the higher end but I would love to use it in a small space. If you’re looking for a neutral, but statement-making mosaic, this should be on your shortlist.
Size: 14″ x 14″
Price: $13.99 / sq ft
San Giorgio Calcutta Polished Porcelain Tile
Solid slab surfaces are in! Designers are using solid slabs for backsplashes and shower walls with stunning results. While beautiful, they come with high price tags. These oversized porcelain tiles could be used for the same purpose to mimic the look at a fraction of the cost. This San Giorgio Calcutta Polished Porcelain Tile would add a luxury feel to your kitchen or bathroom. It also comes in this matte version for under $3 / sq ft.
Size: 24″ x 48″
Price: $3.57 / sq ft
AquaGuard Water Resistant Multi-Width Plank
Laminate has come a long way in the past 10 years and there are so many reasons to love it. Most laminate flooring options are easy to install and extremely affordable. This water-resistant laminate would be a durable option in any room where there is water like bathrooms, basements, kitchens, or laundry rooms. This is a budget-friendly option for just about any area of your home.
Price: $2.99 / sq ft
Lotto & Brighton Ceramic Tiles
These tiles caught my eye because of their oversized feminine patterns and crazy affordable price. If you have blues in your home, the Lotto Ceramic Tile floor is so pretty and fun. This Brighton Ceramic Tile is also a pretty option and could make a gorgeous statement floor for just over $1 / sq ft!
Size: 18″ x 18″
Price: $1.19 – $1.29 / sq ft
Uptown Antracite Matte Porcelain Tile
I’ve been drawn to slate tiles for a few years and I really love this version. It has a subtle pattern and the oversized length is just a little bit different than your traditional tile. This Uptown Antracite Matte Porcelain Tileis good for indoors and outdoors.
Size: 6″ x 24″
Price: $1.67 / sq ft
Opal Black Hexagon Porcelain Tile
Simple, affordable and stylish… yes please! These Hexagon Porcelain Tiles are so versatile and would fit any decor and any style of home. You can easily achieve multiple looks by using different colors of grout while the hexagon is a shape that is timeless.
Size: 11″ x 13″
Price: $2.69 / sq ft
Ready To Install Countertops
Last, but certainly not least, it’s worth sharing that Floor & Decor has a huge selection of ready to install butcher block, quartz and granite countertops that you can DIY! Prices range from $10 – $20 / sq ft and most are in stock. Beginning in the Middle has a great post on how they DIY’ed their granite countertops for less than $20 / sq ft after supplies!!
I’m also a huge fan of shopping anywhere that I can get everything I need for a project in one place. Floor & Decor is definitely a one-stop-shop for everything from flooring to installation materials. Make sure you search online or visit one of their stores the next time you need flooring for one of your projects!