Luxury vinyl floors offer so many different looks that you may have a hard time picking your favorite. Hardwood, stone and ceramic flooring each has vast differences, and you can choose a luxury vinyl that looks like just about any of them.
One of the reasons people are starting to choose luxury vinyl over the real thing is price. Cheaper than actual solid hardwood or real stone, vinyl also has more advantages than their counterparts do.
Luxury vinyl plank looks so much like real solid hardwood, most people won’t even know the difference unless you point it out. However, unlike solid wood, you can install LVP just about anywhere in your home.
The excellent water resistance means it’s a great choice for bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, mudrooms and more. You can even put it in the basement with little worry. And unlike real wood, you never have to be concerned that it will contract or expand with excessive humidity.
While the subfloor plays a big part in installing new floors, you won’t have to worry as much when installing LVP. The biggest factor is the thickness of your new floor. Thinner vinyl planks are not good over subfloors that are extremely uneven. In this instance, you will want to choose thicker planks, which can even out the floor quite well.
LVT beautifully mimics the look of natural stone and ceramic tile. Even the texture of the surface makes it look and feel just like the real thing. Natural colors emulate various stones, ceramic and porcelain without the need for the maintenance, or worry about high traffic. Some styles of LVT can be installed without any need for grout at all. This lends even more to the realistic look and feel of the flooring.
Unlike older types of vinyl tile, luxury vinyl flooring gives you so much more. 3D laser printing means that there is more realism to the styles they mimic. Additionally, today’s technology adds more durability and life span than ever before. Luxury vinyl isn’t as permanent an option as real wood, tile or stone, but that just gives you the opportunity to change it any time you’d like. This can come in especially handy if you want to resell your home
You can visit Brian’s Flooring & Design at any one of our three locations in Calla, Birmingham or Valleydale, AL. We are your one-stop shop for luxury vinyl flooring.