There is something about checkered floors that steal my heart. I have been living this unit in East Vancouver for the past four months, and was so thrilled to team up with Harvey Maria to redo these floors! Look at this before and after photo! I can’t believe how much of a change these luxury vinyl tiles have made in this kitchen.
My partner and I found this diner bench on Facebook marketplace, as well as this table, from separate owners. They went together perfectly and I’m all about a good secondhand find.
We bought a heavy duty luxury vinyl adhesive as well as some simple tools to begin the swap. We made sure that all dust and dirt was removed from the plywood before applying the adhesive. It was a pretty intuitive process and also very tedious. My partner and I had a lot of fun placing the floors together, especially when we knew the result would be so rewarding.
We had one hiccup when we came across some black mould in the corner of the room where the fridge used to be! It’s a very old house, so I wasn’t too surprised that we’d come across some sort of issue when we tore up the old tiles. We bought some mould killer spray as well as some sealer paint that also helps kill the mould. This set us back a day, but we powered through and finished up the corner knowing that we prevented a big flooring issue if we hadn’t pulled up the tile and discovered the mess underneath!
Harvey Maria has SO many funky tiles we had such a hard time deciding. We are so impressed with the quality of these tiles -they are waterproof, super durable, easy to clean and environmentally friendly! We got a mixture of Frosty Blue and Latte White to create a retro checkered design. I love how many colours they have to play around with! - Click here to see!
Thank you Harvey Maria for helping us out with this renovation! We are in love with our new floors!!