Traditionally, many people thought vinyl flooring was a great choice for basic rooms such as a utility or laundry room, or perhaps an out-of-the-way powder room. Actually, vinyl flooring has come a long way since the days when it came in large, rolled-up sheets and used in an area in the house that was more about basic function than style and beauty. Today’s new vinyl plank flooring is an entirely different story.
Is it Wood or Vinyl?
Traditionally those that loved the look of wood flooring essentially had two choices. They could either go with real wood flooring and its higher cost or laminate flooring — less expensive, but prone to nicks, dings and buckling spots from moisture.
Today, Waterproof Flooring/ LVT planking comes in all types of colors and offers a stunning representation of what can happen when flooring manufacturers marry the beauty of wood flooring with the versatility and resiliency of vinyl. Vinyl plank flooring looks even more like real wood than laminate and offers some additional attractive qualities. Vinyl plank flooring has a softer “give” to it, making it great to walk on and easier on the joints. Vinyl plank also resists moisture, making it ideal for areas prone to humidity such as kitchens, master baths and even master bedrooms where humidity from adjacent bath areas can creep in and create issues from mildew.
Vinyl Plank Flooring vs. Tile
Tile is another traditional flooring that homeowners often selected for high traffic areas they wanted to clean easily. However, tile offers a very hard surface to walk on and it is both expensive to install and remove. Vinyl plank flooring is also available in a stone look that mimics beautiful textures like marble, slate and quartz. With vinyl stone, homeowners can still get the easy clean features of tile without all the potential for tile breakage. Plus, vinyl stone planking provides a warmer, more comfortable surface to walk on than hard tile.
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