i'm such a dork
After:Gasp! Behold, the beauty. It took me an hour and a half and less than $30 to make this change. But how? This is not real wood flooring (like what is in my bedroom outside the closet). It is not laminate. It's vinyl. Peel 'n' stick tile. I'm not a fan of the vinyl flooring but this stuff looks good! And who would want to lay tile or real hardwoods in such a small space (with lots of weird cuts)? No one. It does the job perfectly. If you have any space that could use this, I'd recommend it. I honestly think it looks just as good as laminate. It comes in 4 "wood tones" and "planks" are 4" x 36". It's ridged like real wood and they even give you about six different prints so not all your tiles look exactly the same. Seriously, shockingly good product (about which I'm ridiculously giddy).