How to Choose the Right Luxury Vinyl for Your Home

How to Choose the Right Luxury Vinyl for Your Home

If you are looking for a durable, stylish and affordable flooring option for your home, you might want to consider luxury vinyl. Luxury vinyl is a type of synthetic flooring that mimics the look and feel of natural materials such as wood, stone or ceramic. Luxury vinyl comes in various forms, such as planks, tiles or sheets, and can be installed over most existing floors.

But how do you choose the right luxury vinyl for your home? Here are some tips from Bell Hardwood Floors, a family-owned and operated flooring store that has been serving East Idaho and Wyoming since 1982.

1. Consider the style and design of your home. Luxury vinyl is available in a wide range of colors, patterns and textures, so you can find one that matches your personal taste and decor. Whether you want a rustic wood look, a sleek stone look or a colorful mosaic look, there is a luxury vinyl option for you.

2. Consider the traffic and usage of your rooms. Luxury vinyl is durable and resistant to scratches, stains and water, making it ideal for high-traffic areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and hallways. However, not all luxury vinyl products are created equal. Some have thicker wear layers and more protective coatings than others, which affect their performance and longevity. You should look for a luxury vinyl product that has at least a 12-mil wear layer and a urethane or ceramic bead finish for extra protection.

3. Consider the installation method and cost. Luxury vinyl can be installed in different ways, depending on the type and size of the product. Some luxury vinyl planks and tiles have click-lock systems that allow them to snap together without glue or nails, making them easy to install by yourself. Other luxury vinyl products require adhesive or special tools to install, which may increase the labor cost and time. You should also factor in the cost of underlayment, trim and accessories when choosing a luxury vinyl product.

At Bell Hardwood Floors, we have a large selection of luxury vinyl products. We also have a showroom in Ammon, ID where you can see and feel the different options in person. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you choose the best luxury vinyl product for your home and budget. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate or visit our website to learn more about our services.