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LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring Performance

The following post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by LifeProof Flooring. Read my full disclosure here.

As promised, I am back today talking all about how my new LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring from The Home Depot actually performs. I am answering all your questions about how this floor has held up for our family. Spoiler alert! It functions just as well as it looks. They say don’t judge a book by its cover. In this case, the beautiful design is every bit as durable too!

I will be honest, I wish this flooring was in my entire house now. It is just that good. Let me get into the details and you will see why we have fallen in love with this floor. First of all, the carpet in our bedrooms was awful. The pile and color left little to be desired. Anything would have been an upgrade from that carpet. However, we didn’t get just any flooring when we installed the LifeProof Beacon Oak Light Luxury Rigid Vinyl Planks. I mentioned in my last post that this flooring is completely waterproof, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant. It is like the Swiss Army knife of flooring. We are prepared for any scenario these floors could face. In the short amount of time we have had the floors, they have seen their fair share of these scenarios. We have three kids that don’t slow down and these floors have kept up beautifully.

We really could have put this flooring everywhere too. This waterproof product can be installed above grade, on grade, or below grade. That is right friends, from bedrooms to bathrooms, this LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Flooring has it covered. I really considered putting it over the tile in our master bathroom too. The planks can actually be installed right over concrete, tile, vinyl, and wood. I still might even put it in the bathroom now. Who knows? The possibilities are endless.

Before from the listing when we bought the house.

After

We have some heavy furniture in our master bedroom and daughter’s room. Those bunk beds are not light. One feature that really sold us on this particular floor is the durability. The multi-layer enhanced construction with fiber-glass in the core produces a strong dent-resistant plank. Although the planks are easy to install, they also resist telegraphing from imperfections in the subfloor. LifeProof really engineered this floor to keep up with any busy household. I am happy to report that even our heavy furniture has not made a scratch or dent on this floor. Cue the hallelujah chorus. 🙂

Before from the listing when we bought the house.

During

After

My kids love to play in our sand playground. Normally sand is a nightmare to clean up. Especially when that sand gets wet. This made in the USA Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring is a lifesaver. From bathtime water to playtime in the sand. The floors clean up like brand new. The best part is that I don’t have to worry about the mess. If the water sits on the floor for a while before I find it, no worries! If the sand gets smashed across the floor, no worries! After all, the planks are scratch-resistant and waterproof. Super easy to clean and maintain.

I know we don’t have any pets but sometimes our favorite dog, Sadie, comes to visit. My kids love when Grandma and Grandpa’s dog gets to stay with us. I have a slightly different enthusiasm on the stay. I love Sadie to pieces but there always seems to be an incident. One stay she decided to use the bathroom all over the house. Another time she had a cyst explode everywhere. You get the reoccurring theme here. Sadie can be messy. Well, Sadie has a hard time messing up our new Beacon Oak Light Luxury Rigid Vinyl Planks. Her paws can’t scratch these floors and we are prepared to easily clean up any mess she throws at us or the floor.

Whether you have pets, kids, or just a busy life LifeProof  Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank flooring fromThe Home Depot can keep up. I am more than pleasantly surprised by the performance of this floor. Everything we wanted and more for our family. Not only is this flooring beautifully designed but it is durably constructed. They have held up to anything our family can throw their way. Genuinely a “LifeProof” flooring for our active family. The perfect flooring for our imperfect life!

LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring

The following post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by LifeProof Flooring. Read my full disclosure here.

I really thought this day would never come. The day when the last of the brown shag carpet is out of my house. To say I am thrilled would be an understatement. The bedrooms look so much more spacious and cleaner now that the new flooring is installed. As I was looking at options I came across LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring from The Home Depot. There were so many designs and features that made this flooring a no brainer for our family.

Today I want to talk all about the design of this beautiful Beacon Oak Light Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring. Can you believe how much better these rooms look? The bright oak design has so many beautiful colors of light grey with hints of beige. It really is the perfect neutral color that pulls cool or warm tones based on the furnishings in your room. I love how the grey lightens everything up but those subtle accents of beige really bring in the warmth that is needed. When I saw the pictures online I knew it would be perfect. I was even more ecstatic when the sample arrived. Yes, you can order samples of all the color options and have them sent to your front door. The Home Depot also has a large variety of samples and displays of the flooring in the store. I wanted this flooring to blend with a variety of colors and styles. Each of our bedrooms is unique and has different decor. Beacon Oak Light was the perfect option that fits right in with each bedroom theme.

Before

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It almost looks like real wood. To be honest, it almost feels like the real deal too! This LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring has an embossed texture. Not ugly fake-looking stuff either. The textures are just the right amount to give the flooring that natural look. The colors and texture are accented by authentic graining that does not disappoint. The low gloss finish really seals the whole look together for a seamless design.

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I get the look of real wood with none of the upkeep or work that comes with the real stuff. This flooring is completely waterproof, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant. You don’t get that with real wood! It’s really a win-win in my design book. The width and size of the locking planks make installation easy while also making the flooring look natural. There is no acclimation required with LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring either. As soon as you are ready to install you can get right to work. Did I mention the pre-attached underlayment as well? I am telling you this flooring could not be easier and more beautiful to work with. I don’t know why we waited so long to tackle this project. If you are on the fence, head on over to The Home Depot and look at LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring. You can thank me later. 🙂

The flooring just got installed and I couldn’t wait to show you how it turned out. I am very impressed with the look and design. I wanted to share all the details about my first impressions and the aesthetics. I will be back with another blog post all about the performance too. What’s a pretty floor without knowing all the nitty-gritty about how it actually holds up? You won’t want to miss all the details about how our LifeProof flooring functions for our family and more styled shots of the bedrooms. If you have any specific questions you want me to address in that post, leave them in the comments below.

Dorel Living Bunk Beds

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Okay, friends, I did it! I finally took the plunge and gave into my little girl’s dreams of a bunk bed. She has been asking for a while now. I gave it a lot of thought and decided to go for it! Her room is not very big but we found the perfect bunk bed from Dorel Living.

I shopped around a lot to find something that would work in my little girl’s bedroom. I wanted something light, girly, dainty, and functional. My search led me to the Charlie twin over full bunk bed by Dorel Living. First of all, I love that you can order this bed right off Costco.com. We are huge Costco shoppers and you know something is good if they sell it too!

It is hard to find a bunk bed that is cute and affordable with a twin over a full bed. I really wanted to keep a full bed on the bottom for the extra sleeping space. This Charlie bunk was the perfect solution. The curved detail on the upper twin bunk really makes a statement. It is just the perfect style to fit with my daughter’s decor. The details don’t stop there. Look at those gorgeous feet posts.

The Charlie bunk bed was also super easy to put together. Mr. Whitelane and I had it done in no time. I am happy to report it is solid and does not squeak. I have even tested the bed out to make sure. 🙂 It is great quality and well-made construction. This bunk can even convert to two beds. So, when you are over bunk beds, you can have a stand-alone twin and full-size bed. Such a great investment for two beds in one! This simple yet detailed design Charlie bed is making dreams come true over here. I love it just as much as my girl does too!

I had to go ahead and get the coordinating Dorel Living Vivienne Nightstands as well. They have the same detailed feet to match the bed. You can get the nightstands right off Amazon. That is right, they get delivered straight to your front door.

Check out that cute knob. The drawer glides so smooth and is perfect for storage. I love the open bottom shelf to store extra items that are larger. I got this cute basket that fits perfectly on the shelf. So many options with these nightstands.

I kind of want to sleep in here now. My little girl has already asked me to have a sleepover in her room. My heart just about melted. TheCharlie bunk bed and Vivienne Nightstands are just perfect in this room. The details and quality have been amazing.

Dorel Living also has tons of other furniture for every room in your home. Be sure to go find more inspiration on their Instagram and Facebook page. I know I have been eyeing a few of their other pieces for the next room we tackle. There is always a project at our house. 🙂

Bunk Bed Ideas

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I have been thinking about a cute bunk bedroom for a while now. My daughter has been begging to share a room with her little sister. I have just been waiting until they were old enough. I am still not sold on the idea just yet.

I decided to start looking into ideas of how to make it work. There are so many cute and fun bunks out there. I also thought about two twin beds. However, in the words of a five year, “that is not as fun.” 🙂

I have found a lot of affordable options and wanted to share some of them with you. I am thinking it will be a twin over a full-size bunk if we decided to go through with the room. She has the cutest flamingo theme going on right now. I am having a hard time deciding if that will stay for the shared room too.

You can click on any of the bed links below to shop some of my finds. I will be sure to keep you updated on what we decided to do!

Bed 1, Bed 2, Bed 3, Bed 4, Bed 5,Bed 6, Bed 7, Bed 8, Bed 9, Bed 10

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Flamingo Art

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Pendant

Sconce

Vinyl Dots

Rug

Orian Rugs

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Finding a rug that works for our family is hard. There are a lot of requirements. I like light and neutral colored rugs. I also have three young kids (maybe a pet someday). Those two things usually do not go together very well. I need a light colored rug that is durable and can also handle kids. It would help if the rug was also comfortable. Does that even exist?

Well, don’t worry moms and neutral lovers. I found the rug for you! Meet the Jenna Natural Ivory Area Rug from Orian Rugs Boucle Collection. This rug meets all my requirements. The weave is so soft yet durable. It has held extremely well with all the kiddos. I am really impressed. The 100% Polypropylene fibers are virtually non-shedding and stain resistant. The indoor/outdoor versatility is also a bonus. The high low pile really lets the design stand out. I love the crisp dimension that creates such a rich character.

The rug pattern is similar to the Organic Cable Ivory rug that Orian Rugs offers. However, the quality of weave is much softer. It is perfect to use in a bedroom, living area, or even on a patio. I just love that I found a light colored rug I don’t have to worry about. I knew it would be just perfect for my daughter’s room. I mean look at that cute XO pattern in there too!

It is like a cozy cable-knit sweater rolled into a rug. 🙂 The design is truly a perfect fit for this bedroom. The Jenna Area Rug has finished off this room design just the way I envisioned. This rug covers up the dreaded carpet I despise until we can have the flooring replaced in the house. I have been looking to add as many rugs as I can to cover up the carpet that came in this house. Rug shopping can get to be overwhelming, especially online. Orian Rugs takes some of the stress out of that process by offering quality weaves you can count on.

I have a lot more rooms filled with kids that need rugs. I am excited to finally have a reliable source for durable rugs. You can go check out some of their amazing designs at Orian Rugs.

Simple Pink Swan Room

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We decided to sell my oldest little girl’s bedroom set when we moved into this house. It was a little too clunky for the space and she had outgrown the design. I worked with her on figuring out a new arrangement she would like for her room. I am so happy with how this simple swan room turned out and I think she is too.

My little one really wanted a bunk bed but it just wasn’t in the cards for this bedroom. I thought about a trundle bed to compromise but that really didn’t work in here either. After going back to the drawing board we ultimately decided on a simple headboard and nightstands. Her full-size bed worked best this way without having to downsize to a twin. After looking at few themes she ultimately decided on flamingos for her bedroom. I just added some simple touches of flamingos (actually they are pink swans) here and there. The pillow from Home Goods and the cute figurines from Target Dollar Spot.

The main focal point is these super cute Coral Watercolor Polka Dots from Urban Walls. I really wanted to make an accent wall. I thought about some sort of paint design or molding. Honestly, we have so many other projects going on in the house right now. Nobody has time for all that. These Polka Dots are amazing because they are vinyl and easy to put up. They look just like a custom paint job without the price tag and time. This whole wall took me less than ten minutes. No joke! I can’t believe how custom it looks for such little effort.

I am so happy to have another room finished. I love how easy it was to pull this bedroom look together and still have a stylish design. Urban Walls has so many amazing decals that can really make a statement. If you are looking for an easy way to add a ton of character to a room, be sure to check out Urban Walls.