LVP flooring is taking America by storm right now, and it’s easy to see why: because of its price point, great look, and great warranty.
LVP stands for “Luxury Vinyl Plank,” but it’s so much more than that. It’s an affordable, beautiful flooring option that lets you create a look like you’d get with hardwood floors at a fraction of the price.
With a price point that won’t break the bank, a look that will never go out of style, and a warranty that will keep you covered for years to come, LVP flooring is the perfect choice for anyone who wants quality home goods at a great price.
Luxury vinyl is a practical alternative to tile and hardwood flooring. The resemblance between the two gets better by the day and vinyl’s advantages have had the material trending as of late, so much so that it’s becoming more common than the real thing! Let’s dive into all that tile, hardwood and luxury vinyl have to offer to see what’s best for you.
Hardwood flooring has always and continues to be a hot commodity in all types of homes. It’s durable, easy to clean, and almost always changes your space for the better. Neighbors and potential buyers think so too; as it increases real estate value relative to how much you put into it. Hardwood is, however, the most expensive option on this list. Exotic wood comes at a price and installation is required. If your budget is lenient and you’re the type that prefers to designate to one big change as opposed to several minor changes, consider hardwoods.
For a long time, tile was designated for bathrooms and patios, only managing to slip into the house for very eclectic styles or fads that didn’t stand the test of time. This era is over, tile is booming in popularity and quickly becoming a go-to option for any flooring needs. Tile can meet your wildest design expectations and turn your floors into murals. Because of this it is more versatile than hardwood and capable of capturing the intended style of a space- or establishing it. It’s also easy to clean, and more than durable for most spaces. Sounds too good to be true? Unfortunately, even a no-brainer like this has its downsides. Tile is rigid and can be unforgiving on the feet, it’s cold, and maintaining grout lines can be a hassle. There are options to work around these negatives, such as heated floors and hiring a professional to install tile without grout lines.
LVP and LVT Flooring
Vinyl has made strides in its advancements recently and shouldn’t even be considered the same as advertised in the past. No longer the thin sheets of synthetic plastic that fade horribly over time, it now comes as a plank with clear dimension and character. Luxury vinyl, a name much more suited to the revitalized material, is by far the cheapest option you’ll find in this list. It’s also more durable than its counterparties and has so many options that you’re more likely to find specifically what you’re looking for- be it plank size, color, shape, pattern, anything. Vinyl plank uses an easy tongue and groove system that many DIYers find very easy to install and see installers as an added expense more than a necessity.
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Knowing what you know now, let’s dive into specifics and get a taste of the options at your fingertips.
Oak Hardwoods Flooring
Oak is the pinnacle of the word classic. Its lighter color shows off rings and knots, signifying the years that went behind creating your brand-new floor. Plank size and color is oak’s advantage; tinkering with these two variables gives your floors any look you want: from each plank handcrafted and different than the last forming a beautiful mosaic everywhere in your home, to overlapping planks with the same finish giving the appearance of just a handful of boards that stretch in either direction as far as the eye can see.
Stone Visual Tile Flooring
Tile is synonymous with brick in that it’s normally an outside material being used as indoor flooring. Where tile beats brick is aesthetic; stone tile can be marbled, cobbled, discolored, sleek- the list goes on forever. It’s durable, stylish and affordable, so you can create a luxury look without paying an arm and a leg. Ceramic or porcelain tiles are great for kitchens, bathrooms or any room of the house where you want to add beauty with longevity.
Faux- Maple LVP Flooring
Maple vinyl is a top seller in flooring right now, and for good reason. LVP has become a scary accurate doppelganger for wood and in some instances, LVP looks more like maple than maple does! It captures every aspect from the same grain patterns to the way light reflects. Coming in nominally cheaper than the real thing as well as having its own underlayment and a rigid core, this LVP may continue its hot streak and remain superior to maple hardwood.
Wool Carpet Flooring
Everyone wants their first step out of bed-or out of the couch movie marathon- to be like stepping onto a cloud. A simple luxury we take for granted; carpet is the foots best friend in the flooring world. Wool carpeting is threaded in a grid-like pattern that not only gives it rigid durability, but also a classy look. This classiness puts the carpet into a very comfortable position, not needing to be banished to low traffic basements or bedrooms, you can have this flooring in a ballroom, and it wouldn’t look out of place. The fibers have a coating that makes the material resistant to spills and very easy to clean.
Whether your needs call for luxurious hardwood throughout your home or practical carpeting to replace a bedroom, InDesign Kitchen and Bath Remodeling has options from all over the world and a dedicated team of designers to figure out what exactly will turn your house into your home.
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