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Decorating Your Floor on a Budget

Flooring On A Budget

Solid hardwood flooring can cost a small fortune when you desire the look and feel of real wood throughout your home. Luxury vinyl floorings, such as Invictus or Karndean Click vinyl flooring, is a cost-effective alternative that can even be installed over existing flooring without requiring the use of glue or nails since it snaps together edge to edge.

When looking to effortlessly replicate the look of real hardwood flooring, LVT is a solid and highly durable faux wood floor option.

Against Cost

The cost of fitting out your home with luxury vinyl flooring weighed against the costs of installing real hardwood is a no-brainer. Whilst vinyl plank flooring is more expensive than traditional vinyl sheet flooring, it is still miles cheaper than real hardwood, and it does not also necessarily require the costs associated with a professional fitter.

Luxury vinyl flooring brands manufacture products that are simple to self-install, depending on how complex you want the overall design. If you wanted to implement something like parquet, we would recommend a professional installation that will add to the cost. The reason is that any mishap with the installation can void your flooring warranty when done by yourself.

Discovering Benefits

Many homeowners in this decade have opted towards luxury vinyl flooring, and the reasons are numerous.

The most predominant reasons are because of the relative simplicity in installation, but also its high safeguard protection against a wide variety of threats that common flooring choices are greatly affected by. One such example is water, with many rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms suffering rotted wood or discolouration from the water effects throughout its lifetime.

LVT is 100% waterproof and can only be affected if the water is left on the surface for a prolonged period, in which case the adhesive can become weakened and the tiles will start to move. The other promising aspect is that it is relatively low maintenance, requiring only a simple vacuum and sweep to keep it looking great. This saves even more money on expensive cleaning chemicals and a lot of time saved in your week’s cleaning.

Long Life

The most important aspect of choosing luxury vinyl flooring is that it is highly durable and long-lasting. This is a flooring option that can last over 25 years when cared for properly. That makes the initial investment into vinyl flooring a good one, as you will generally not require repairs or shelling out a fortune to keep it looking as it should.

Whilst it can withstand impact to higher degrees, it remains extremely comfortable underfoot and insulates the home to a higher standard, making these planks and tiles perfect for underfloor heating systems in your home.

For more information on luxury vinyl flooring and flooring on a budget, contact the team at Floorbay and start getting better quality for less.


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