When it comes to choosing a flooring type, you will often hear designers and distributors advocating for natural materials above all else. There’s no denying that natural stone, wood, and marble are long-lasting gorgeous materials, but are modern synthetic materials still falling behind? Here, we’re going to look at the secret that the natural flooring club doesn’t want you to know: the existence of vinyl wood flooring.
The natural look and feel without the expense
Luxury vinyl flooring is more than just a cost-effective alternative to natural materials. It can effectively emulate both the look and feel of them. Vinyl wood flooring comes in many different varieties, with three dimensional surfaces that mimic the sensation of the grain and the little imperfections that make different breeds of wood all the more attractive. However, wood isn’t the only material that luxury vinyl can emulate, either. You can also get variants that look and feel like stone, like marble, and like just about any other material.
In comparison to other flooring types of such high quality, LVT is tremendously cost-effective, as well. Natural products come at a premium simply because there’s less on the market to go around. Vinyl wood flooring doesn’t have that problem, so it also doesn’t have that price tag.
Resilient, resistant, and long-lasting
One of the biggest benefits of natural materials is that they last a long time. If you’re willing to invest the time and effort that goes into maintaining them. Vinyl wood flooring is much less demanding when it comes to the care that it needs. It’s also able to resist the perils of a busy home all the better. Scratch proof, stain proof, and spill resistant, a good vinyl wood flooring can last decades without the need to finish, stain, and protect it quite as much as a natural wood floor would demand.
Besides being less demanding when it comes to maintenance, vinyl wood flooring is also much easier to install. There are a few different methods: some need to be glued down to a subfloor, some simply need to be placed and clicked together. Either way, this do it yourself flooring is much easier to fit and you might not even have to pay for someone to install you if you got some time free.
It’s much better for kitchens and bathrooms
One of the downsides of many flooring materials is that while they might look and feel fantastic, they might not be suited to the rigours of certain rooms in the home. For instance, few good-looking floors are suited to bathrooms and kitchens. Here, the humidity of the environment, the moisture in the air, and the ever-present threat of spills can lead to mould, damp, and the warping of the material. With vinyl wood flooring, there’s no such risk. It’s entirely resistant to water, making it a perfect choice for bathrooms and kitchens.
When it comes to homeowners who want a no-fuss, long-lasting material that’s just as gorgeous as natural flooring but without half of the effort (or the cost) then vinyl wood flooring might just be worth taking a closer look at.