Vinyl plank floors, which are designed to look and feel like hardwood flooring, are extremely popular in The Woodlands! Find out what homeowners like you love about this beautiful and budget-friendly flooring option. The team at Floor Coverings International of The Woodlands has the scoop for you, right here.
Introducing Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl plank is a hard, man-made flooring material designed to resemble hardwood flooring. It is comprised of multiple layers. The first layer is the tile backing, and the second layer is the vinyl core. The third layer is a printed and textured overlay, which offers the real look and feel of hardwood. The finishing touch is a top-notch polyurethane coating for added shine and durability. Vinyl plank flooring is considered a luxury vinyl material.
Benefits of Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl plank floors are more water-resistant than real hardwood, which is great for kitchens and even bathrooms. Vinyl will also be a little softer to stand on when compared hardwood. This is especially great in the kitchen, where dinner-duty can take a toll on tired joints.
Vinyl plank is also very easy to clean and requires no major upkeep. Hardwood is also pretty easy to clean, but to keep it in top shape, you need to periodically sand and refinish it. Vinyl plank flooring can last up to 20 years in a residential space with no such upkeep.
This flooring material also has the added benefit of easy installation. Vinyl plank floors can be installed over existing tile or linoleum, and it also works well over any kind of uneven sub-floor. The flexibility of vinyl plank installation can cut down on the overall time required to complete your flooring project.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, vinyl plank flooring offers the real look of classic hardwood flooring at a fraction of the cost!
Since the color of vinyl plank floors is only on the surface of the material, some fading can occur if it’s exposed to lots of sunlight over a long period of time. One solution is to use area rugs to protect any areas where sunlight pools in from your windows.
After installation, some brands of luxury vinyl plank can release chemicals into the air. There aren’t any proven health effects, but some homeowners might be concerned about this. On the other hand, vinyl plank flooring is great for homeowners who are concerned about dust and allergens, as the smooth vinyl surface of the planks won’t trap small particles.
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