Should You Be Considering Luxury Vinyl?

Should You Be Considering Luxury Vinyl?

Recently, many of our customers have been intrigued by the prospect of a luxury vinyl tile floor, which can give your home a luxurious appearance without any added maintenance. Never heard of luxury vinyl? That’s ok. We’re here to help!

What Is Luxury Vinyl?

Luxury vinyl tile looks like ceramic tile, but is actually warmer and softer to the touch. As a result, it can be extremely beneficial in rooms where there is heavy foot-traffic, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Have you ever stepped on a cold ceramic floor during the winter? It’s not pleasant!

Pros Of Using Luxury Vinyl

Luxury vinyl is very easy to maintain, as it simply needs to be swept or mopped. It can also give you the appearance that you are in search of, without the added maintenance. For example, you can have a floor that looks just like hardwood, but does not require costly and time-consuming sanding and refinishing.

Luxury vinyl has also been proven to be very durable. Designed for high-traffic areas in your home, the product is stain, scratch, and moisture resistant. The floors are naturally water resistant. Additionally, warranties can last a couple decades long – that’s how long the product is supposed to last.

Most important is the cost factor of luxury vinyl flooring. As mentioned, the flooring gives the look and feel of rich, natural materials at a fraction of the cost. In fact, luxury vinyl tiling can even be installed with grout, so that it gives the appearance of being a genuine ceramic floor. The flooring is also faster and easier to install than ceramic tile. Luxury vinyl tiling can be installed directly over practically any sub-flooring, including existing linoleum or tile flooring.

There Are Some Cons, However

Luxury vinyl tiling can discolor in the sun, so it is not really recommended for outdoor use. Particular types of rubber can also cause the vinyl to discolor. There have also been a few concerns regarding the fact that trimming does not match as well to the tiling options presented. Other than that, the cons of luxury vinyl are few and far between, especially since technology has increased and the available designs have drastically increased.

Interested? Let Us Know!

We are big advocates of Alterna, a luxury vinyl tile floor produced by Armstrong. A tiling job can make or break a room. Whether you are interested in a full remodel or are just looking to update your flooring, contact us today to receive more information regarding a luxury vinyl tile floor! Luxury vinyl comes in a range of designs and colors. Send us an email at, and we will promptly respond to your inquiries and get you started on your long-desired remodeling project!