Karndean Vinyl Flooring Install

We are going strong here in renoland, and I gotta say, install day is quickly becoming the Kyla’s really happy day. It’s when everything comes together, and the vision that’s resided inside my head transforms into reality. AHHHHH! Last Monday, I shared the tile and wallpaper install in the basement bathroom, and today I’m sharing the Karndean vinyl flooring install. It looks incredible, and I’m so excited to share it with you. Somebody better PINCH ME!

House Of Hipsters installs Karndean wood designed vinyl flooring in her basement

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Basement Update — Drywall and Karndean Flooring

Thankfully things are really starting to come together on the basement. Like, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel, and it isn’t fogged up with construction dust. All in all, Gerry and his crew have made the whole process smooth sailing, but I can officially say drywalling is the worst. Word to the wise — the smartest thing we did was shrink wrapping everything exposed in the basement. The sofa, photo booth, pool table, coffee table…every single thing that was left out, was shrink wrapped, covered in tarps, and sealed up tight.

Basement renovation after the flood. We chose Karndeen vinyl flooring in Limed Silk Oak. A beautiful durable gray hardwood designed flooring.

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Our Broken Basement and Luxury Vinyl Flooring?

The other week you got to read the doozy of a story about how The Boy broke the basement. A lot of you sent me sweet messages saying, I’m so sorry…oh that darn deductible. How much will that cost to fix? Can it be repaired? Chin up. This is just so awful. How on earth did a sink do this much damage? You guys, these are all these same words we’ve been saying to each other. Thank you for all the encouragement.

So what do you do when you flood the home you just bought 6 weeks prior?

After our basement flooded, we decided to install luxury vinyl flooring. It was durable, easy to clean, and best of all, water resistant.

Well, to begin with, you hope to God you included basement coverage in your insurance policy…which thankfully we did. We also, unbeknownst to us, added an inclusion for depreciation. Phew. So my advice to all you homeowners out there, go check your insurance policy…seriously, go now, I’ll wait. This is important. See what is covered and what’s not. If you have something precious, is it protected? What is the extra cost? Most of the time, it’s not much more. Also, and this should be mentioned, this was not a slow leak. A slow leak like the one in the main floor bathroom would not have been covered. This was sudden water damage…very different scenario.

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