Being keen to details is a great way to bringing elegance and authenticity into your home. One of the most notable ways of standing out is using mind-blowing flooring. Luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring makes use of various printing techniques. The designs created are meant to maintain the textures of stone grooves and wood grains. Luxury vinyl flooring is not only cost effective but also highly beneficial. In today’s flooring market, luxury vinyl flooring is starting to go in rooms where carpet was the #1 product to use. Let’s have a look at some of the benefits.
Easy To Install
Installing luxury vinyl flooring is not a complicated process. You can install the flooring within a reasonable amount of time with minimal amount of fuss. You can install the floor by yourself because some do not need adhesives. This type of floor is a click together floor that goes together quickly. You can also hire a flooring professional to perform the installation whether product is a click or glue down method. The installer has the right tools, like a plank and tile cutter, knows how to lay chalk lines to start the flooring and has undercut saws and other tools to get the job done correctly. At Home Based Carpet & Flooring located in Loveland, Ohio Brandon K. is a Certified Flooring Installer and is familiar with laying just about any type of carpet or flooring. Keep in mind you will want a mechanic that can cut and hang baseboards or quarter round. We generally stain the quarter round to match the floor or paint with a coat of white satin finish.
Easy To Clean and Hygienic
Luxury vinyl flooring needs easy care. You don’t need expensive cleaning agents to ensure that the floor remains its best. You can maintain its wood grain look by simply using a vacuum or soft broom. These floors are also pet urine proof meaning that you will not have to worry about hidden dirt or odor. A spray bottle of water and white paper towel does a great mess cleanup.
Most luxury vinyl floors are unique. By using effective tile and plank creation methods, you are able to achieve the natural look of stone grooves and wood grains. If you want to have a feel of real wood in your home, luxury vinyl flooring never disappoints. The flooring is also very scratch resistant therefore increasing its durability. You need a slip resistant floor for your boot room, mud room, entry and utility room to resist falling. Luxury vinyl flooring has undergone various tests to ensure that it does not slip. You don’t want to loose your balance due to a slippery floor. Even when wet, this flooring is specially designed to ensure that you can walk on it without slipping.
Types of Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl flooring market is growing faster every year. We now have luxury vinyl, WPC vinyl, SPC as well as Rigid Core vinyl flooring. These products are a combination of wood, plastic and backing material. The WPC stand for wood, polymer composition. SPC is a stone, polymer composition. Each category has different looks and feels. Every luxury flooring products has various wear layers of thickness. For example the home centers will carry and sell products with 6 mil wear later. Not a very good floor for more than a 1 person household. When you get into 12+ mils of wear layer then you are getting into the right type of product. There are some products on the market that are 22 to 30 mils of wear layer. Some of the manufactures that Home Based Carpet & Flooring sells are Earthwerks, NAFCO by Tarkett, Southwind Hard Surfaces, Marquis Industries, BeauFlor and Engineered Floors. Checking the reviews of manufactures prior to purchasing might be very helpful to you. In Cincinnati you can check reviews of flooring stores on line at the BBB, Angies List and Google+ as well as other forms of social media. Take the time to look into the type and brand of luxury vinyl flooring that suites your needs as well as who to hire to do the best job. Independent dealers are ideal people to deal with. They are experts. Also visit the below association who can refer you to qualified flooring dealers to purchase flooring and carpet from. The WFCA promotes industry standards and ethics and members strive to meet those standards.