Resilient vinyl offers outstanding advantages to our style, quality, and budget-conscious customers. In recent years, there have been amazing advancements in the quality and design of this durable, desirable flooring.
Everyone loves the look of hard-surface floors. Wood, for example, is beautiful and comfortable, conveying a natural, easy luxury. Tile and stone floors have the same appeal. For decades, consumers seeking an alternative to natural wood, tile, and stone surfaces didn’t have a great many stylish choices. Vinyl and laminate products were, in the past, popular for their budget friendliness and ease of installation, but no one claimed they were as fashionable as real wood or tile. Today, that has changed.
Luxury vinyl tile (LVT), luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and resilient sheet flooring have evolved into sophisticated products that high-end clients are choosing over wood and tile, because the new products look so similar to the natural surfaces they mimic. They perform extremely well and cost less.
Foster Owen, interior designer with Clifton Carpets in Dallas, Texas, has watched this trend evolve. “The look of these floors has progressed so much with technology,” he says. “People think they are walking on wood.” Benefits of vinyl flooring include:
- Available in a wide assortment of designs, colors, and textures
- Moisture resistant, impervious to many stains and easy to clean
- Doesn’t need to be waxed
- Heavy traffic is no problem, as these floors not only handle lots of activity, they’re actually resistant to scratches
- It’s flexible, resilient and comfortable underfoot and there’s less breakage when items are dropped.
- The price tag is usually a very pleasant surprise
You can choose from several alternatives in look and construction. There’s direct-glue sheet flooring for durable performance and seamless appearance. Or you may prefer luxury vinyl tile or luxury vinyl planks in either direct-glue or floating constructions.
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Laminate – Remarkably Realistic and Long Wearing
Today’s laminate looks so realistic, you’ll find yourself asking, “Is it laminate or hardwood?” It’s laminate, alright—the stylish result of continuing breakthroughs in modern technology and manufacturing methods. There are styles that convey the authentic look of wood or the classic appeal of ceramic tile.
Various shades and finishes allow you to choose the look of the wood down to the species and now laminates are mimicking hardwood even more. Some laminates offer beveled, distressed, and highly textured options—giving your laminate floor not only the look of hardwood but the feel of it, too.
Laminates are inherently “green,” because they use fewer resources and far less wood in their manufacture. And because they’re durable—some styles even offer 25-year warranties—you don’t have to replace laminate floors as often. Consider laminate for a distinctive look that’s beautifully affordable..and affordably beautiful.
Appealing hardwood visuals and marvelous slate and stone looks are the hallmark of today’s laminate. It simply looks like the real thing. Laminate flooring is great for busy families – it installs easily, wears incredibly well, and comes in breathtaking colors and styles. High-end and fashionable, laminate’s a hot choice.
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