Vinyl flooring used to be looked down upon because it looked and felt cheap. Today, with the new advances in technology, homeowners have a new option: vinyl plank flooring. This new type of vinyl flooring is often referred to as “luxury” vinyl plank flooring because it mimics the look of hardwoods and stone so well. You can have the look of natural materials at only a fraction of the cost, which makes vinyl plank flooring a very attractive option.
Vinyl flooring has always been a more affordable option because it is made out of cheaper materials (mostly vinyl, though sometimes limestone is added in the flooring that is meant to mimic stone). One of the great things about vinyl is that you can use it in bathrooms and kitchens without worrying about water damage. The materials used to make up each plank are 100% waterproof. This is a clear benefit over hardwood floors that can swell and buckle if too much water is absorbed.
With the use of individual planks, your vinyl flooring can look realistically like a hardwood floor or stone tile. Vinyl engineering has come a long way since the time of roll-out vinyl sheets with pictures printed on them. Installation is quick and easy with interlocking planks that fit together seamlessly.
So, if you are looking for a budget-friendly alternative to hardwood or tile floors, we think vinyl plank flooring is a great option.