While luxury vinyl is one of the most popular choices these days for a flooring material, our pros at The Flooring Center have heard about it being used for some pretty interesting decorating ideas.
It’s a great project for DIY enthusiasts, because the pieces just click together, and that’s always the case, whether it’s placed on walls, floors or any other surface.
Do know, however, that if you apply it to a painted surface, the paint must be completely dry, and totally bonded to the area.
Luxury vinyl tile or plank is a great way to change the appearance of your kitchen, bath, bedroom, or any other room in the house, because it comes designed and cut to mimic the appearance of tile or stone. Use it to cover up a less-than-appealing wall, or to create an accent wall for the backsplash, or just run it from floor-to-ceiling.
You can also resurface countertops for the kitchen, entryway, island, home bar or laundry room with either luxury vinyl tile or plank.
We’ve also heard of people using it on stair risers or treads.
Why people love luxury vinyl tile or plank
●Style: This looks remarkably similar to tile or stone, but without any of the sticker shock associated with those materials.
It is available in sheets, or can be cut into tile-sized pieces or planks. It comes in an assortment of colors, patterns, designs and species.
●Durable. Did you know it’s one of the most highly recommended flooring if you have kids or pets? That’s because it’s layered, and the top one is a clear plastic protective sheet that make it highly scratch and resistant, as well as waterproof.
That clear protective wear layer also makes it impossible to “walk off” the image, so don’t worry about heavy foot traffic places like entryways or stairs.
(Note: As they say, you get what you pay for. Don’t fall for those bargain basement prices or image quality and thickness will suffer.)
●Easy to maintain. Just sweep. For more thorough cleaning, mop with a manufacturer-approved soap.
●Budget-friendly: Get the look of stone, tile or hardwood at a fraction of the cost.
Feel free to come into any of the The Flooring Center showrooms in FL. We have two in Orlando, plus one in New Smyrna Beach, and one in Lake Mary.