If you are remodelling your home, paying attention to the floor surfaces will be important. But which floor option is the best? Well, if you are looking for the most economical solution that is also beautiful and trendy, vinyl planks are the answer. Below are the top reasons for choosing vinyl planks over conventional hardwood flooring in 2017 if you want elegance, style, and luxury at the fraction of the cost of hardwood flooring.
It is hard to believe that something so popular amongst interior designers can be so affordable. But, vinyl planks make it possible to get the same look and feel as hardwood floors while being extremely affordable.
Minimising your Environmental Footprint
Minimising your environmental footprint should be a priority, especially with the ongoing focus on green building principles. Vinyl plank floors make this possible, since there is no need to harvest old trees such as chestnut or yellowwood, maple, or rosewood to get the amazing textures and colours. Now you can have the appearance of a hand-scraped hardwood floor in colours ranging from grey to light blue, or a stately dark-wood floor without putting additional pressure on natural resources.
Easy to Clean
Do you own an apartment? Are you a young professional who works long hours and simply do not have the time to get down on your knees to clean the floors? Even if you do have the time or the help to keep the floors clean, would your resources not be better spent on another task in the house? Nothing is as easy to keep clean and to keep looking stunning as vinyl planks. Simply sweep the floor on a regular basis and on occasion, apply a damp-clean with the recommended manufacturer products. With the exceptionally strong and durable coating, the floor is protected against debris and dust penetration.
High Level of Scratch Resistance
Once the floor shows signs of wear and tear, such as scratches and stains, you will have to replace the surface to keep your home looking beautiful. Many other floor types must be replaced every few years and when it comes to hardwood floors, scratches and stains become part of life. Having to replace the planks is a daunting and expensive task. With vinyl planks, replacement of damaged planks is easy. However, with the high level of scratch and stain resistance, you will have a stunning luxury floor for years to come. Lower maintenance means lower cost to the owner.
Takes Less Time to Install
Conventional hardwood floors can take several days to install. Just the labour associated with the installation can be expensive. With vinyl planks, installation can be done faster and the surface can be used almost immediately. You save on time and labour costs, making luxury vinyl planks very economical.
Vinyl planks are indeed affordable, low in maintenance, and amongst the hottest new interior design floor choices of 2017. If you are looking for a trendy luxury floor that is durable, visually appealing, and versatile, you will appreciate the wide range of vinyl plank floors we have to offer.