Hardwood flooring is always a timeless choice, but there are also situations when you want the look of hardwood, but with a smaller price tag and easier maintenance. For those situations, Floor Coverings International Downers Grove recommends luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring. Luxury vinyl planks are quickly becoming an appealing hardwood alternative because of their affordability, durability, and easy maintenance and installation.
Think luxury vinyl flooring could be right for your Downers Grove home? Here are a few facts to consider:
About Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
- Luxury vinyl planks are designed to mimic hardwood planks – they are the same size and shape, with texturing and beveled edges that make them look more realistic. Plus, they are available in many styles and shades that replicate the look of real hardwood.
- Luxury vinyl planks repel moisture, so they work in kitchens, entryways, laundry rooms – even bathrooms! They are scratch and stain-resistant as well, so you won’t have to spend much time cleaning and maintaining your vinyl floors. Vinyl’s durability also makes it a great choice for pet owners.
- Most types of luxury vinyl flooring have a built-in underlayment. This underlayment adds cushion so that your floors are more comfortable to walk and stand on, but it also helps to absorb sound. This helps make luxury vinyl plank floors quieter than rigid materials like hardwood or tile.
- In terms of maintenance and durability, luxury vinyl flooring is an excellent choice for families. You won’t have to worry about the occasional juice spill since vinyl is so easy to clean. However, vinyl flooring can contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which may be a concern for homes with young children.
Want to see how versatile luxury vinyl flooring can be? Give Floor Coverings International Downers Grove a call and schedule a free consultation! We’ll show you our wide range of product samples so that you can make the best choice for your Downers Grove home.
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