Flooring is an integral part of any room. It really sets the stage on how that room will feel and function. So not only do you want it to be beautiful and versatile, but you want something that is durable and easy to maintain. Today we’re going to lay out the 4 most common materials we see in a kitchen or bathroom renovation and which avenues you’ll want to consider when choosing the flooring that will best suit your family’s lifestyle.
First up is LVP. While there is no doubt that natural hardwood flooring is stunning and adds significant value to your home, more homeowners are turning to LVP, or luxury vinyl plank flooring, and for good reason! LVP has come a long way since the 80’s and it now resembles real hardwood so you are sure to find something you love! Unlike hardwood, LVP doesn’t expand and contract and it’s waterproof so it’s great for areas where spills are likely to occur. If your home is full of pets and kids running back and forth, an LVP with a thick wear layer (8mil+) is best suited to prevent dents, scuffs and scratches, making this flooring a durable solution. Acoustics are also something to consider when picking out flooring and since LVP is made with either a foam or cork backing, it’s great to help with noise reduction. Did I mention that LVP is also cost effective? If you are covering a large area or you’re on a budget, this is a great option to consider!
Hardwood flooring certainly has captivated homeowners for many years with its natural elegance. It adds warmth and is versatile in whatever space you put it in. Hardwood can be refinished and doesn’t fade over time from sun exposure like many other flooring materials. While hardwood would not be a suitable option for your bathroom, but rooms such as the kitchen, living room or a bedroom would be ideal. If your goal is to implement elegance and increase the value of your home, natural hardwood might be a great solution for you!
Do you love the look of tile, but want warmth and something more cost effective? Look no further than LVT! Luxury vinyl tile is waterproof, making it a very desirable option when it comes to areas like the kitchen and bathroom. You can now find LVT patterns that resemble marble or other natural stone or if you are looking to make a statement with your floor, there are also bold patterns to choose from.
While there are a few different material options when looking at tile, porcelain and ceramic are the most commonly used for kitchen and bathroom floors. There isn’t a huge difference when it comes to the two materials but since porcelain is made from a more refined clay material and fired at higher temperatures, it’s more durable than ceramic or marble. This also makes it easier to maintain as it doesn’t require sealing and all you need is soap and warm water for cleaning. Tile gives your space a more sophisticated look so it’s a great way to add value to your home as well as a beautiful aesthetic appeal. Whether you are going for a wood look, a marble look or a bold pattern, porcelain’s recent innovative surface finish designs are a great option to explore!
To find out more and get flooring advice from the experts, contact MJ Brown Renovations!