7 Great Reasons to Choose Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring has definitely been growing in popularity over the past
few years. We see it everywhere now: kitchens, laundry rooms, and
bathrooms of course, but also dining rooms, hallways, sunrooms, basement
retreats; you name it. Luxury vinyl has become one of the newly crowned
kings of flooring renovation choices. But why? What is luxury vinyl exactly,
and why is it so popular?

Simply put: Vinyl is an attractive and inexpensive material that looks like
real stone or wood flooring, although it is a much more practical and flexible
option to work with. Luxury vinyl is available in large sheets, tiles, or planks
and can mimic a wide variety of décors, from rich hardwoods to sleek, cool
stones and marble.

Made of a series of layers, luxury vinyl lays flat, while the tiles and planks
are usually engineered to snap together or are glued down. If sheet vinyl is
desired, it can be cut swiftly with a knife by a professional and glued into
place. And regardless of whether we’re speaking of tiles, sheets, or planks,
installation is always incredibly easy.

Luxury vinyl is a great remodeling choice for many homeowners, but here
are 7 specific reasons to ask your flooring specialist about luxury vinyl for
your next flooring job.

1. A Wide Variety of Styles and Colors — There are hundreds, perhaps
thousands of different styles and colors to choose from when picking your
vinyl flooring. Because the vinyl visuals are generally created from photos,
chances are good that there is a vinyl substitute for nearly any type of
stone, wood, or ceramic that you can imagine.

2. Easy Upkeep — Vinyl flooring is incredibly low maintenance. Spills are no
problem: simply wipe them up with a dry towel and you’re done. And a
simple sweep followed by an occasional damp mop are all it takes to keep
your vinyl looking shiny and beautiful for years to come.

3. It’s Kid and Pet Proof — Because vinyl is extremely water resistant, it
can repel almost any sort of mess thrown at it by both kids and pets.
Cleaning up has never been easier.

4. Mold and Mildew Resistant — We can’t stress enough the waterresistant properties of vinyl. It helps in so many ways. Not only does it make
cleaning your floors much easier, it also ensures that your vinyl floor is
nearly impervious to the molds and mildew that often grow on tiles and
carpet. Mold and mildew cannot grow without water, and vinyl simply doesn’t
have that problem.

5. Easy to Install — Some tiles and planks are designed to be snapped
together quickly. It can sometimes be removed and replaced. This makes it
especially effortless to move tiny sections if needed, without having to
replace the entire floor.

6. Lasts for Decades — Vinyl isn’t a natural material of course, but it does
last an incredibly long time. Most vinyl flooring materials are created to exist
for 25 years, or even longer. And if you want or need to replace the vinyl, it
is a recyclable material. So you can choose vinyl flooring with a clear ecoconscience.

7. Affordable — Though we’d love to splurge on every aspect of our
renovation, price is always a consideration. We have a budget, and it’s
important to stick to it. But fortunately: Vinyl is extremely affordable.
Especially when compared to other flooring choices like wood, stone, or

Contact the SMART Carpet and Flooring Expert

No matter what kind of flooring job you face, it’s always a great idea to call
an expert if you have any questions. We have years of experience with a
variety of flooring choices, including luxury vinyl, and we can offer tips to
save you extra time and money.

If you’re in the Tri-State area, call SMART Carpet and Flooring at 1-800-526-
RUGS (7847) for more information or advice. Our highly qualified specialists
can bring our mobile showroom right to your house, at a time that is most
convenient for you.

Call now to schedule an appointment!