Looking for an affordable, easy-to-maintain alternative to hardwood flooring? Luxury vinyl planks are exactly that. Though vinyl flooring may have had a negative reputation in the past, today’s luxury vinyl actually has a lot to offer Pittsburgh homeowners.
Luxury vinyl planks are quieter, easier to clean, cheaper, and more versatile than hardwood flooring. Perhaps the biggest difference between vinyl and hardwood is that vinyl can be used in moisture-prone environments like bathrooms, whereas hardwood can be damaged by prolonged exposure to water. Here are some more things to know about luxury vinyl plank flooring, from Floor Coverings International Pittsburgh:
About Luxury Vinyl Planks
Luxury vinyl planks are designed to mimic actual wood planks. They are roughly the same size and shape, and they have wood-like texturing and beveled edges. Luxury vinyl is also available in a wide range of colors and finishes to replicate just about any hardwood, so you have plenty to choose from.
Luxury vinyl planks are a great choice for high-traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and hallways, but they would easily work in any room of your home. They are easy to maintain since they resist water, and are fairly durable against scratching and staining. Sweeping, vacuuming, and the occasional mop are all you need to keep your vinyl floors clean.
Luxury vinyl flooring is a good choice for households with pets, since it’s easy to clean and resistant to scratching from paws and claws. Plus, vinyl flooring has a built in underlayment that helps absorb sound and makes your floors more comfortable to stand on for long periods.
If you think luxury vinyl planks might be right for your Pittsburgh home, give us a call to schedule your free in-home estimate. Our Floor Coverings International Pittsburgh team brings the showroom to you, so you can choose your flooring and get a quote without even leaving the house!
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