Whether you are building your home from the ground up, or updating your current home with improvements and renovations, you’ll need flooring. Finding the right flooring to match your space can be a challenge, but not for lack of options! Ranging from bare-bones to the lap of luxury, the market for flooring is expansive. Here at Timberland Builders, we see it all and we’d love to talk flooring with you.
We are always excited to introduce our clients to luxury vinyl tile as an exciting and durable flooring option for their home. Luxury vinyl tile, often shortened to LVT, does a fantastic job of mimicking high-end flooring materials without replicating their price tag.
When people think of vinyl flooring, they often think of flimsy, flexi-style tiles that warp and peel. This is not LVT! LVT is stylish and long-lasting, capturing the look and feel of hardwoods, ceramic tile and stone. LVT is highly scratch resistant and comes in a plethora of styles and options.
LVT is constructed with a high-resolution image printed on a tear-resistant film. The image is secured to an engineered vinyl interlayer to absorb pressure and it is protected by a clear “wear layer” that protects the image from scratches and scuffs. When you are shopping for LVT, manufacturers should be able to provide you with the wear layer thickness (the higher the number, the more durable the layer) as well as certification that the materials used are safe for indoor air quality. LVT from reliable manufacturers will be able to give you a list of components involved in their flooring as well as their quality certifications.
Luxury Vinyl Tile has made incredible inroads in interior design because it is versatile and easy to install. While Timberland Builders is happy to install your flooring for you with years of professional experience, LVT also gives homeowners the capability of installing the tile themselves. Many LVT options make installation a breeze, which makes it easier to custom and creative flooring designs. Some LVT even offers the option to grout the tiles, giving ceramic and stone styles an even more natural feel.
The emergence of LVT on the home materials market has changed a wide range of flooring options. Flooring that was once referred to as wood plastic composite, or WPC, has evolved into a strong, rigid vinyl construction that takes WPC products to the next level for strength and beauty.
Unlike many luxury flooring materials, caring for LVT is a snap. Exact care can be determined by assessing the surface treatment of the LVT, but across the industry cleaning and caring for LVT flooring is simple and straightforward.
LVT design is practically limitless. The use of photo-quality digital printing allows luxury vinyl flooring to capture the nuance of rare hard woods or expensive stonework. The cost factor of LVT also gives your budget some breathing room by giving you the most for your dollar.
Of course, if LVT isn’t the right option for your home, other choices are readily available. Modern trends are swinging decidedly away from carpeting which can hold onto odor and dirt. Instead, many families opt for flooring choices that are easy to thoroughly clean, softening their spaces with rugs and runners.
Choosing natural materials is the right route for many people, especially with the emergence of easily renewable resources like bamboo wood or the resourcefulness of using repurposed wood or tile.
When it comes to figuring out the right flooring for your home, do your research and look towards manufacturers and suppliers you trust. Work with the style of your home to rest on finishes that showcase your style but won’t become dated quickly. A good rule for flooring is to rely on neutral tones that can be offset by points of color or contrast in the rest of the space.
At Timberland Builders, we love helping our customers build the home of their dreams. We’re excited about your vision for your new space and bring our years of design and construction experience to the table. With Timberland Builders, we focus on meeting your vision for the project and can help you find the right finishing touches. If you have a home project in mind, give us a call.