May 10, 2021 | Flooring Canada
The popular vinyl flooring of the 1970s was durable, versatile, and came in any pattern imaginable, but perhaps it would be considered undesirable by today’s design standards. We have good news, though: Vinyl flooring is still as durable and versatile as ever but now comes in limitless options that bring beauty and style into your home. This affordable flooring, now known as luxury vinyl plank (LVP) or luxury vinyl tile (LVT), mimics more expensive materials without the steep price tag, and we promise you won’t feel like you are living in a ’70s sitcom.
Hardwood floors give your space a timeless feel, but installing hardwood is expensive. Plus, since it’s composed of natural wood, hardwood requires upkeep and can be damaged easily. Luxury vinyl plank can look like hardwood but comes with the benefit of being waterproof, standing up to spills and messes. With luxury vinyl planks, you can get the look of maple, oak, or pine without the high cost.
When it comes to luxury vinyl tile, popular choices include limestone, marble, or slate. Traditional tiles in these styles not only can be very expensive but also can be challenging to maintain. With luxury vinyl tile, there are so many color options within different tile styles you already love. Plus, with the amazing technology behind luxury vinyl, you will still have floors with natural texture and dimension at a lower price point.
Once you have selected your desired texture, it’s time to decide on a color. Vinyl in the past had a lot of yellow undertones. Even hardwood can yellow over time, which with current trends will make your floors look outdated. With modern luxury vinyl, you won’t have to worry about floors yellowing, and there are endless colors to choose from. Light colors will open up your space, and dark colors will add formal elegance and contrast.
Concrete floors have also been a popular style, but the problem is that these floors develop cracks over time. Not to worry, luxury vinyl can mimic concrete flooring and leave you with a smooth crack-free surface.
If you are looking for a pop of color or making a statement, luxury vinyl comes in a variety of modern colors and patterns. These options will leave you with a bold design of multi-colored floors that feel updated and fresh.
The endless options of luxury vinyl can feel overwhelming unless you have the assistance of a flooring expert. Turn to your local Flooring America experts, as they are always eager to help you with your next flooring project. We can help you find the right style and colors for every budget, leaving you with floors that you will love. Stop by your local Flooring America today.