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We’ve been mulling over renovating our en-suite bathroom for a while. You might remember that I wrote about it back in January. Well, since then we’ve had a couple of quotes from companies that manage and complete the whole renovation themselves, but they came to a bit more than we were expecting, so we were reluctant to go ahead. I now have this silly idea that I might be able to do some of it myself!
The issue that started off the whole bathroom renovation idea was that our extractor fan stopped working. As a result, our ceiling has started to become quite mouldy. Not ideal in a room that generates steam – I don’t fancy breathing that in! It’s been fine during the summer as we’ve had the windows open for ventilation, but not so great now that the weather has turned colder. We’re lucky enough that a friend-of-a-friend has recently qualified as an electrician, so he’s hopefully going to sort that particular problem for us, very soon.
Another thing that I absolutely hate about our bathroom is the flooring. It was already there when we moved in, and it’s something that I never would have chosen myself. So, when Luxury Flooring asked me to review their free sample service, I thought this might be the ideal opportunity to consider the type of flooring we might like to have in our new bathroom.
The first thing that I noticed about the Luxury Flooring website is that it was easy to navigate. I went straight to the Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) section of the website, as I’ve heard that this is a good choice for bathrooms as it’s wipeable and won’t rot if it gets wet. Most of the different types of flooring detailed online which rooms they would be best suited for use in, so I could confidently choose products that I knew would work well in a bathroom.
I was a little disappointed to see that not every type of flooring had the option of a free sample. I’ve heard really good things about Karndean LVT, but sadly wasn’t able to select a sample of it. However, there were plenty of other options available. I could have chosen dozens, which would have been fine as Luxury Flooring offer unlimited free samples. I chose five samples, all of differing styles and price points. This is mainly because I am so indecisive and have no idea of what I’d actually like!
My free samples arrived within 48 hours (I ordered them late on Sunday evening and the postman popped them through the letterbox on Tuesday lunchtime). The sustainable side of me was disappointed to see that each sample arrived individually in it’s own bubblewrap-padded envelope. I’m sure there must be a more environmentally friendly way to deliver these. I will keep the envelopes to reuse, though.
It was very useful to be able to see the samples ‘in the flesh’. We only have a small en-suite bathroom so the total cost is unlikely to be very high, but it was interesting to be able to see and feel the differing qualities and thicknesses of the different styles and price points of LVT. Each sample had a large sticker on the back, which details all of the information you’d need to be able to order the flooring, as well as the product thickness, width and shade.
Of course, I’m still no closer to knowing which type of flooring I actually want in my ensuite! I am drawn to the wood-effect flooring, so I think it’s likely that we’ll opt for one of those choices. I was impressed with the speed at which our flooring samples arrived from Luxury Flooring, so hopefully their service would be equally as good, and the process equally straightforward, if we were to order our flooring from them.
Not I just need to learn how to install shower cubicles, and how to tile. Oh yes, and the entire art of plumbing…maybe we should call in an expert for some things!
Disclosure: This is an advertorial feature. I have been paid to write this review; however, all opinions are my own.