And so easy!!
Here is the room before:
First, I scoured the internet. I had NO IDEA how hard it would be to find Black and White Vinyl tiles. I went to every flooring store in all of Salt Lake County. NOTHING. Lowe's carries it but only at the "midwest" stores. I could have ordered it from them but it was pricey and wold have taken 5-8 weeks to get here. Forget that.
I finally found them at a wholesale website. If I could remember the link I would tell you. So they were a great price, ($9/box, 30 tiles/box) best I could find anywhere. But.... shipping was nuts. The total cost of my tile was about $60. I ordered plenty so that if a tile ever needed to be replaced, I would have plenty left over. Shipping was $100!!! YIKES!!!
They are the peel and stick. Self-adhesive, giant vinyl stickers.
They were here quick, about 5 business days.
Next I tore out the carpet. I did not even break a single fingernail in the process. Which, in my book makes for a very successful project!
Next, just to be sure it stuck well, I primed the floor. I bought a primer at Home Depot. It came in a gallon, I poured it all over the floor and rolled it with a paint roller. Not perfect, just got it on there. In hindsight, I would have done a leveler, which basically levels out your subfloor before you lay your tile. My floor was level, except where the board seams were, they didn't match perfectly, so I wish I would have filled it. But oh well. Not a perfectionist, remember?
Next I laid the tile. I sectioned the room in quarters, finding the middle point and working out.
Peel off the backing, and get it as close and tight to the other tiles.
On edges, I used a piece of paper as a pattern to know how much to cut. Corners, anywhere, make a pattern with paper so it fits snug.
Someday I will lower my baseboards, but not this week.
It took about 30 minutes to lay all the uncut pieces and about 1.5 hours to do all the cut pieces.
I LOVE it. It makes the room.