It can be frustrating to decide on new flooring when it seems nothing has all the best traits you are looking for. You may want it to be as durable as tile, but warmer to walk on like wood is. It might surprise you to learn that vinyl floors can give you the best of both worlds. Before you start thinking about the rolled linoleum used years ago, there is something else you may want to learn about: luxury vinyl tile floors.
After installation, it is almost impossible to tell this innovative product is actually vinyl. It comes in patterns and textures that very realistically mimic tile. There are also planks that look like wood. The durability of this product is amazing, thanks to a scratch-resistant surface that is nearly as indestructible as ceramic or porcelain tile. It is softer and warmer to walk on and comfortable to stand on – a clear advantage over tile. It also has an advantage over wood, as it doesn’t need the maintenance that a hardwood floor would. While it is quite durable, the nice thing is that if a section does become damaged, it is easy enough to remove it and replace it with a new piece.
To tell you how realistic luxury vinyl tile floors are, they have been known to deceive real estate agents and county property appraisers. There are also other styles besides tile and woodgrain appearances. You can count on this product to add value to your home, while being more affordable than hardwood and less labor-intensive to install than tile.
If you would like to know more about luxury vinyl tile floors, come see our 3,000-square-foot showroom. Our staff at LJ Flooring is more than happy to discuss the key advantages of this flooring and answer any questions you may have, so you can decide if it will give you the best of both worlds with an appearance you desire. We also carry and install other flooring materials, so you can be sure to get exactly what you are looking for.