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Hardwood vs Vinyl: Considerations to Make

If you have a home office, the hardwood flooring and luxury vinyl flooring debate is something you will consider at some point in the fitting process. Quality, cost and style of your flooring will be the prime areas to focus on.

If you are planning to refit the space, flooring becomes one of the most expensive parts that need more consideration. Before deciding on flooring, weigh the pros and cons before deciding on the solution best for your budget and end goal.

Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is a material that is mostly natural from species such as oak, maple or hickory. It is durable, warm and timeless in its overall look. You can find hardwood in all stains and styles to suit your needs and tastes.

Longevity and durability is a huge plus for hardwood flooring, which can last decades with the correct care. The main concerns with hardwood flooring are that it can be one of the most expensive options and is susceptible to moisture and humidity damage. That can handicap its suitability to rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Hardwood is also a tough flooring to install, requiring a professional to fit that will boost costs. You will also require periodic refinishing to keep the hardwood flooring looking fresh, as well as treat for stains and dents.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVT)

Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring is a synthetic flooring material made from a combination of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and other materials. LVT can come in many forms – including sheets, tiles and planks – that mimic the look of other materials such as stone, ceramic and real hardwood.

Vinyl tiles and planks are available from a wide variety of specialist brands. Polyflor, Invictus and Karndean Click vinyl flooring are the most versatile, providing anti-slip options for areas where stairs are included. LVT has solid resistance to moisture, making it a suitable candidate for kitchens, bathrooms and any rooms where water is a risk.

LVT is also much easier to self-install, which can be a DIY project you can undertake without the added expense of a professional fitter. It is simple to clean and maintain with as little as a quick mop and occasional sweep of debris and dust.

Above all else, luxury vinyl flooring is among the most affordable flooring solutions on the market, with affordable brands such as Quick-Step vinyl flooring and others being big sellers for stretched bank accounts.

Ultimately the best option for you will pivot on the budget after the aesthetics. With home offices being something that is set to be a long-term solution, you will want an option with a strong guarantee and fewer calls for replacement or refurbishment.

Contact the team at Floorbay today to discover the pros of luxury vinyl flooring for your home.



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