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 propose a challenge, but we’re here to make your experience not only stress-free but fruitful.
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
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 reflecting their price tag.
When people think of vinyl flooring, they often associate it with flimsy, flexi-style tiles that warp and peel. On the other hand, luxury vinyl tile is stylish, long-lasting, and truly captures the look and feel of hardwood, ceramic tile and stone. It is highly scratch resistant and comes in a plethora of styles and options.
LVT is constructed using 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 saves the image from scratches and scuffs. When shopping for LVT, manufacturers should provide the wear layer thickness (the higher the number, the more durable the layer), proof that the materials used are safe for indoor air quality, as well as quality certifications.
The flooring has made incredible progress in interior design due to the fact that it is versatile and easy to install, making it easier to cultivate custom and creative flooring designs. Some LVT even offers the option to grout the tile which gives the ceramic and stone tiles an even more natural feel.
Unlike many luxury flooring materials, caring for LVT is quite hassle-free. The exact care can be determined by assessing the surface treatment of the LVT, but across the industry cleaning and caring for the flooring is simple and straightforward.
Naturally, luxury vinyl tile isn’t the right choice for every home. It’s important to note that modern trends are swinging decidedly away from carpeting, as it holds odor and dirt. In its place, many families opt for flooring choices that are easy to clean, such as renewable resources like bamboo wood, repurposed wood and tile.
When it comes to choosing the right flooring, consider options that showcase the style of your home, but won’t date your space in ten years. A good rule is to rely on neutral tones that can be offset by points of color or contrast in the rest of the space.
If you are unsure of what flooring choice will be best in your home, our expert staff is readily available to guide you in the right direction.
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.