Luxury vinyl flooring have been a hot trend for a few years now and I don’t foresee that changing anytime soon. There are a bunch of benefits to vinyl flooring that just can’t be found in any other single flooring type. That’s one big reason why the typical sheet style has been used in homes for so many years! Not to mention it has always been an affordable option, and the newer plank and tile styles are no different. Today, I’m sharing with you ten reasons why you should choose luxury vinyl for the next flooring update in your home. I’m hoping that this deep dive into the benefits of luxury vinyl flooring will help you know next time you install new flooring if it’s the right choice for you.
Chris and I recently installed luxury vinyl plank flooring for some clients throughout their entire main living space. as we were working on the project I kept wondering to myself – what about these planks is making everyone choose luxury vinyl?? I have always been a sucker for hardwood (especially the affordable and easy-to-install engineered kind) and so we hadn’t considered the luxury vinyl as an option for our personal projects in the past. Well, it turns out there are LOTS of really good reasons people all over are choosing them, and I’m going to share 10 of them with you today! Enjoy, my friends!
10 Reasons to Choose
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
1. EASY TO CLEAN
Most luxury vinyl planks and tiles are covered in a urethane resin wear layer that projects the flooring which makes cleaning as simple as a quick sweep and damp mop!
Luxury vinyl is highly resistant to scuffs, scratches and tears, making it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas.
3. NEARLY WATERPROOF
Luxury vinyl flooring is nearly waterproof – meaning water damage is next to impossible. This makes it the perfect option for bathrooms and kitchens.
4. BEAUTIFUL DESIGN OPTIONS
Luxury vinyl comes in two types – planks and tiles. Both mimic their authentic counter-part with the same size, shape, colors, and even texture. There are so many design styles out there that you’re bound to find one that looks exactly like your favorite hardwood or tile.
5. NO ACCLIMATION PERIOD
Unlike traditional hardwood that takes 7-10 days to acclimate to the new space before being installed, luxury vinyl can be installed after just 24 hours!
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Luxury vinyl is priced similarly to laminate, making it cheaper than the typical hardwood and tile.
Luxury vinyl sound absorbent, perfect for minimizing the noise from pet paws and nails, and is warmer than hardwood and tile making it a cozy spot for our furry friends to curl up on.
The combination of the vinyl top-layer and the foam bottom-layer make luxury vinyl soft underfoot.
9. EASY TO INSTALL
Luxury vinyl is typically installed using basic peel-and-stick or click-and-lock methods, making it easy to install for even the beginning DIY’er!
Many luxury vinyl floorings are made from 100% vinyl, meaning they satisfy Green building standards and are eligible for LEED points in commercial settings.
Well, are you convinced?? I know I am! Writing this post has definitely persuaded me to consider, and most likely choose, luxury vinyl flooring for our future projects. 🙂
As always, let me know if you have any questions!