With the season of renewal well underway now is the time to begin planning your spring renovation projects. And if a home renovation is part of that list, we have good news! Luxury vinyl floors can help save more money in both the short and long term.
Lower Purchase Price
Luxury vinyl flooring is among the most affordable hard surface options. This remains true for luxury vinyl tile (LVT), luxury vinyl plank (LVP), and especially sheet vinyl. Newer luxury vinyl floors also use click installation, which significantly lowers the time and cost of installing new floors. It fact, it makes a great DIY project even for those with little experience.
We often hear “you get what you pay for.” Given the lower cost of luxury vinyl flooring, you may feel concerned that it trades off performance for price. Actually, the opposite is true: luxury vinyl often outperforms its stone and hardwood counterparts.
Vinyl floors had a bumpy ride when they first hit the market. There was a reason they cost less; they were easy to tear and even easier to dent.
Unfortunately, that perception continues even as newer innovations are changing this. It begins with the wear layer, a standard treatment for luxury vinyl floors that protects the surface from scratches and enhances the overall durability.
Luxury vinyl floors have no absorption rate. This means that spills will never cause the flooring to expand, even if they are not cleaned right away. Most LVT and LVP flooring also uses a water-tight click installation process. This prevents spills from seeping through to the subfloor, where it can promote mold and mildew growth. Obviously, this avoids the expense of mold removal and helps prevent long-term subfloor repairs.
Most of our luxury vinyl floors are covered by warranties that last decades. Some even offer lifetime protection for residential uses. So even if your floors as well as expected, you won’t have to pay for replacements.
Style and Home Value
Newer luxury vinyl floors are designed to perfectly match the aesthetics of their natural counterparts. High-resolution photographs are used to achieve stunning looks. Newer vinyl floors are also designed to match the textures of stone and hardwood. So, they are virtually indistinguishable from the real thing – except for price and performance.
Luxury vinyl floors offer exceptional performance and value. Still, they may not be the best fit for your home. If you’re ready to make an informed choice, visit Wichita’s top flooring professionals at Design Network.