Okay guys, before I blow your mind with today's project, I've got to tell you that this is a sponsored post. I was given flooring in exchange for writing this product review. However, the feelings I'm about to share are 100% honest. The first time I installed Select Surfaces flooring from Sams Club in my home, it was not a sponsored project. I simply fell in love with Canyon Oak hand-scraped, wide plank laminate flooring the moment I saw it. The unbelievable price tag sealed the deal. I immediately ripped up our stained, builder grade beige carpet and had Canyon Oak installed in our entire main level.
Many of you contacted me letting me know that after seeing it on my blog you purchased it and love it also. Apparently, the folks at Select Surfaces noticed. They called me a few weeks ago to see if I wanted to do a product review for their new laminate product, "Cocoa Walnut". I still had carpet upstairs and the thought of replacing it was exciting, but only if the product was right for our home. I ran to Sams Club to see it in person. The color was gorgeous, very similar to the Canyon Oak that I had installed downstairs, just a bit more chocolate brown. It had the same amazing hand-scraped detail and extra wide planks that makes it look like real wood. The price at my local Sams Club was $1.69/square foot. (Seriously).
What I liked most was what I saw on the packaging…
Flooring suitable for "High Residential Traffic"is exactly what our house needed. I couldn't wait to get started so I grabbed the flooring and called Gordie Cook from Design Floor Covering (the same awesome guys that installed the Canyon Oak in our lower level).
Installing this click together style laminate flooring is often approached DIY style. Since I was tackling the entire upstairs, I let Gordie and his experienced team handle the project. They were able to knock it out in just a couple days. Not to mention they did an amazing job with tricky areas like the staircase and angled walls.
Before I share "after" photos, let's take a look at the "before".
This is the part of the post where my cheeks get all red and I think to myself, as an interior design professional should I really be showing the world how disgusting my carpet was? (Disgusting only because it was heavily stained. To clarify, I'm not saying that carpet in general is bad). Luckily this is "Interior Design For Real People" and I can be totally real here. This is what beige, builder grade carpet really looks like after eight years of hard core living in a house with three children and a puppy…
The Master Bedroom
The Boys' Room
*hides behind hands*
The Laundry Room
*dies a little more*
Phew, glad that's over.
Are you Ready to see what it looks like now?
Hold on to your hats…
Aside from the practicality of this flooring and the amazing price tag ($1.69/square foot), what I love about it most is the way it looks. It has fantastic detail and texture which makes it look similar to real hard wood plank floors. I will be sharing a post with more after photos of the kids bedrooms and the staircase to show how we transitioned from Canyon Oak downstairs, to Cocoa Walnut upstairs while maintaining flow.
We absolutely love it. Next to real hard wood flooring, in my opinion, this is the next best thing. This product has changed the way I feel about laminate. As I designer, laminate was never something considered for my home, until now.
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*I received product in order to facilitate this product review. All opinions expressed are completely my own.