Hardwood flooring has existed for a long time and has been known as the standard when it comes to flooring material. But now, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is making a name for itself, and more people are starting to use it in their homes. So what makes luxury vinyl tile different from hardwood flooring? We’ll be comparing luxury vinyl tile and hardwood flooring to help you decide which is best for you and your home.
Look & Style of Luxury Vinyl Tile and Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood floors are a timeless classic. They are beautiful and come in a variety of designs. These styles, however, tend to be more expensive on average when compared to their LVT counterparts.
Luxury vinyl tile, in contrast, can be installed more cheaply, all while retaining the beauty that hardwood flooring is known to provide. It’s not even just looks that can be replicated. You also get the same feel as a hardwood floor.
Durability & Stability
Hardwood floors tend to have concerns in this department. You have to constantly maintain hardwood flooring to keep it in good shape. Wood is vulnerable to moisture, which would cause it to warp and rot. This means it can’t be used in rooms such as the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room. You’ll likely need to apply a protective coating to your floor to keep it from getting damaged too easily.
Luxury vinyl tile, as a synthetic option, is more resilient against moisture. This means you can use it in any room of your house without worrying about it getting damaged. As a result, luxury vinyl tile is a more flexible flooring choice.
How Luxury Vinyl Tile and Hardwood Floors Affect the Environment
While it’s easy to believe that hardwood flooring is more environmentally friendly because it’s a natural material, this isn’t actually true. Even though trees can be renewable, they aren’t grown as quickly as they are taken down.
Luxury vinyl tile is made from recycled materials, being made from PVC that is mainly made up of salt, which is in abundance. This means that LVT is more friendly to the planet, even though it is a synthetic flooring option.
Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center
Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.
Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.
With the state of the country as it is, and taking into consideration the safety of our fellow citizens, our showroom is “BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.” We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service. We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.” This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate, nor the installation. All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.). This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).
This service is not new to us. We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 24 years. With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”
Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project. Have a wonderful day, and STAY HEALTHY!