Shopping for new flooring can be a bit bewildering at times. With so many styles and materials to choose from, it can often be tempting to simply throw up your hands and toss a dart at a board to make the decision. While that might be easier, it's really not the preferred method of finding the right flooring fit for your home.
Knowing how frustrating it can be to track down info on all of these materials, we decided to provide this quick guide to one of our favorite flooring materials, luxury vinyl tile. Also known as LVT, this flooring material has a lot of benefits you might not be aware of. So, let's have a look at why we love LVT so much!
It's extremely durable
LVT is engineered from the ground up, if you'll pardon the pun, to be long-lasting, and nearly impervious to damage. The secret to this durability lies in the top layer of the material, known as the wear layer that protects the flooring from the gradual, everyday damage of foot traffic, as well as sharp or sudden impacts.
As a general rule of thumb, the thicker the wear layer is, the more durable the flooring will be.
It's impervious to water
Carpeting and hardwood flooring are both extremely susceptible to damage from even a bit of moisture. Carpeting can suffer from mold and mildew buildup that forms up under the carpeting out of sight, and can cause some pretty serious, long-term health and respiratory issues.
Wood flooring, on the other hand, can actually separate, warp, cup, or crack as a result of improper humidity, or prolonged exposure to moisture. LVT, however, sloughs off water without any trouble, and won't be damaged by something as simple as a hidden spill or tracked-in rain.
Have we got your interest yet?
If you like what you hear so far, and would like to learn more about LVT, the best way to do it would be to talk to the pros in person! So, why not arrange for a flooring consultation and estimate to get a better idea of what LVT can do for you and your home?
Simply contact our showroom in Benton Harbor, MI, to make arrangements!