When our renter moved out of our Jersey Shore condo and left the already nasty carpet in even further disarray, we decided to go with a relatively inexpensive and easy update.
We chose a Konecto vinyl flooring that looks and feels similar to hardwood, in “Mist” to feel like an old boardwalk:
It’s called a “floating floor” because the planks interlock like a puzzle and stick to each other, rather than to the floor:
It took us about five hours to do the dining room and living room, including cutting up the old yucky carpet.
Protip: When laying the planks, rotate between choosing planks from three different boxes of flooring. Each box will vary in shade and this way will allow for variation across the entire floor, rather than in just one section.
Here’s the process: