With modern life getting busier and busier, we need to set our home up so it doesn’t cause us any extra stress and time. With lockdown, many of us are looking for an interior project and what better place than a new floor? Here’s why luxury vinyl flooring is the best option for your busy family home…
So, what makes LVT so great for family homes? The first thing to consider when looking at new flooring is how much foot traffic your home experiences. If yours is a family one, then the answer is likely to be a lot! So, you can then decide if you need something durable or can get away with something that isn’t so tough. With this in mind, LVT is incredibly durable and will last a long time without showing wear, even after heavy domestic use. Additionally, it is also scratch, stain and water proof, ideal for messy meal times with food going everywhere and lots of water after bath time! It is also considerably cheaper than materials such as wood and stone, as well as better practical benefits.
As well as being water proof, making it ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, it is] also anti-slip and cushioned under foot. Imagine this, you don’t want to worry about your kids slipping over on wet tiles after bath time. This is less likely to happen with LVT, so of course a much safer option. The soft surface also reduces noise, so a much more peaceful home for you! Under-floor heating is another large benefit of LVT, as it’s not something solid wood can cope with.
Many of us think if you’re going for vinyl that you’re not getting such a desirable look as you would with solid wood. Forget all the stereotypes of the traditional, outdated a cheap vinyl – it has been revolutionised to create the highly sophisticated and gorgeous luxury vinyl tiles of today.
The best part of LVT’s appearance is that they perfectly replicate natural products such as stone and wood almost perfectly, that it’s hard to tell them apart – so you’re not even having to sacrifice the natural look for the sake of better practicality.
LVT Is available in two formats: plank and tile. Planks are more often associated with wood effect finishes, whereas tiles better reflect authentic stone and ceramic tiles. Both of these options successfully mimic their inspirations, as long with easier maintenance.
Although we’ve highlighted a number of LVT’s benefits, the only person who can decide if it’s the right choice is you.