When it comes to versatility, no other flooring type will be able to top vinyl flooring for its all-around combination of attributes and ability to be installed virtually anywhere inside the home. Nothing is quite as durable, stylish, easy to clean and easy to maintain quite like vinyl – and, at an affordable price. Although vinyl has been around for generations, today’s technology has created more durable, modern, and trendy options that mirror natural stone and hardwood flooring with realistic-looking textures and great visual depth. And since vinyl flooring is well equipped for high moisture areas and high traffic areas, you really can have these attractive looks throughout your home!
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
For the design-conscious shopper, luxury vinyl tile or LVT will capture the same stylish trends found in natural stone and hardwood planks. From traditional, rustic and exotic woods to modern industrial designs inspired by both reclaimed and petrified wood, you can find the genuine look you love at a valuable price. Similarly, LVT can deliver the high-end looks of travertine and marble without breaking the bank, but it’s also warmer and softer under-foot.
Designed to give your floors the appearance of hardwood floors without the cost, vinyl planks offer much greater stain resistance and are much easier to maintain than traditional hardwood planks. Even though vinyl plank is engineered as an economical alternative to real hardwood, this format has improved over time to authentically mimic different wood species, colours and textures. Whereas natural wood is not a water-resistant flooring type, vinyl planks are waterproof and can be sealed to completely prevent moisture from seeping through the floor.
Vinyl tiles consist of individual squares of various sizes that, when assembled, give the appearance of stone tile. One of the benefits of having individual tiles is that they’re easier to replace when one is damaged. You can also use vinyl tile flooring to arrange a pattern, which will further enhance the resemblance to ceramic tile and stone.
Vinyl sheet flooring is a single roll of flooring usually 6 to 12 feet wide. Vinyl sheet limits the number of seams dramatically and is, therefore, a great choice for high-moisture areas like bathrooms and kitchens. With greatly improved printing technology over the years as well, sheet flooring can be created to provide stone, tile or hardwood visuals.