In recent years, the popularity of vinyl has skyrocketed. : And now, with temperatures falling in Northwest Arkansas, more homeowners are considering flooring options more resilient to seasonal changes. Here, we’ll take a look at a few reasons to consider modern luxury vinyl tile, plank and sheet that you may not have known about.
1. It can Perfectly Replicate Any Natural Floor
There’s a reason we call it luxury: vinyl flooring can perfectly match (and sometimes even enhance) the aesthetics of natural flooring. In fact, many of our vinyl sheet selections are virtually indistinguishable from natural hardwood and stone flooring. They can even match the texture of their natural counterparts. So why not just purchase the natural option instead? Read on.
Vinyl flooring often costs less than its natural rivals, sometimes substantially. In flooring, it truly is the perfect balance of luxury and affordability. But don’t let the price fool you: the lower cost doesn’t mean lower quality. Keep reading to learn about vinyl’s additional features.
Many vinyl selections go one step further than their water-resistant counterparts with a completely waterproof design. This means you won’t have to worry about moisture soaking through the panels, a common problem among many (though not all) hardwood and stone flooring selections. Even better, most vinyl floors incorporate an installation process (such as the Fold-n-Tap™ locking system) that also prevents spills and moisture from reaching the subfloor for up to 3 days. Needless to say, it’s especially useful in kitchens and bathrooms.
4. Unsurpassed Durability
Vinyl flooring, from LVT even to LVS, is incredibly durable against drops, scuffs, scratches and stains – often rivaling or even exceeding its natural counterparts. When installed with a flexible, stain-resistant acrylic grout, vinyl flooring also allows subfloor irregularities without compromising its durability.
5. Ease of Cleaning
We tend to view hard surface flooring as easy to clean – until you’ve cleaned vinyl flooring featuring the Armourbead finish. This breakthrough finish makes quick cleaning with mild detergents a breeze and also offers more stain resistance. Needless to say, Armourbead means that cleaning takes less time, uses fewer chemicals and keeps your flooring great for years to come. Even better, it (and similar finishes) still allow vinyl floors to maintain their texture.
Vacuums can also be used to clean vinyl floors. This can be especially useful if your floors have a textured design, which can sometimes lead to dirt buildups. If you do use a vacuum, just ensure that it doesn’t have a beater brush.
6. Industry-Leading Warranties
Because of its durability, moisture resistance and ease of care, vinyl flooring typically offers some of the industry’s longest warranty periods. It’s rare to find a vinyl warranty that lasts less than 10 years, and many selections are covered for decades or even a lifetime. Just ensure that you carefully check and follow your floor’s care instructions (don’t worry, it’ll be easy).
7. You can Find it all at CarpetsPlus COLORTILE of Northwest Arkansas
We have a team of professionals ready to serve Lowell with expert advice for vinyl floors and all other flooring types. We’ll help you make an informed choice that fits both your home and budget! Stop by our showroom to get started today!