Nothing hurts an open floor plan more than different types of flooring and transitions from room to room throughout the same level. Isn’t the purpose of removing walls or opening up a space to create a flow and bigger feeling inside the home environment? Of course, but achieving this can be halted by having different types of flooring - tile in the kitchen for protection, hardwoods in the formal living room or carpet in the den - these breaks make for a choppy feeling despite the openness of an area.
Fortunately, with luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring you can achieve this same concept without the breaks and still leave your surfaces protected, bright, and durable for years to come. LVT flooring offers the protection of a vinyl with the look of hardwoods - or any other material you may desire - yet with the comfort comparable to any type material you may choose.
Hardwood floors are durable but the potential for spills or water leaks in the kitchen make many homeowners second guess installing them in this area. Selecting another type floor here then creates these unwanted transitions to other areas of the home when the hardwood floors begin and meet with the selected kitchen surface. These breaks are the exact thing that take away from an open concept and hinder the flow of a home.
LVT flooring is one of the hottest flooring trends for 2019
because of these protections and the ability to obtain a consistency throughout every room of the home. While spills still need to be cleaned appropriately, knowing the water or other liquid damage does not effect tile as it does wood can calm the nerves of many owners.
DURABILITY and FEEL
Not only can LVT flooring now match the look of hardwoods but they are a much warmer option. Another concern with hardwoods is how cold they are to barefeet, leaving many to choose carpet in their bedrooms or install area rugs and runners throughout the home.
The vinyl tile is warmer overall and the temperature doesn’t fluctuate as it would with a hardwood option. For durability, the length of time for hardwoods varies based on a variety of factors yet LVT floors are now rivaling their strength with much less upkeep.
While both need regular cleaning, the tile doesn’t require a complete re-sanding and overhaul as its hardwood counterparts. When facing a side-by-side comparison of vinyl plank vs. hardwood flooring
, the end result is ultimately the decision of who will be living with the surface chosen but lots of times it is luxury vinyl tile - especially when considering the impact on the pocketbook.
If you’re currently facing the decision to install a new flooring type or make a change to your already installed surfaces, then allow us the pleasure to assist and aid with your decision. Weighing the pros and cons of each before you begin the project is best and our experts are ready to help. Natural Stone Sales has been serving the greater-Denver area for 15 years with a wide variety of differing available options for view in our showroom to help you get a better understanding of what an LVT floor, countertop, backsplash, or any of our other materials will look like once installed inside your home or office. Come see and feel for yourself the differences and get a firm understanding of how the floor you choose will fit exactly as desired. Our highly trained staff has been providing quality service and helping customers, completing installations, and even providing maintenance tips for many, many years. Contact us today at 303-777-7485 or visit the showroom and take a look for yourself.