GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV)- Everyone loves the look of hard-surface floors. Wood, tile and stone are beautiful and convey a natural, easy luxury, typically with a price tag to match. Consumers seeking alternatives didn’t have many stylish choices. Vinyl and laminate were budget friendly and easy to install, but no one every claimed they were as fashionable as “the real thing.”
Today, that has changed. Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and resilient sheet flooring (RSF) have evolved into sophisticated products that high-end consumers are choosing because they mimic the natural surface, perform well and cost less.
- Available in a fabulous assortment of designs, colors and textures, resilient flooring brings exciting new styles that create beautiful rooms.
- They are moisture resistant, impervious to most stains and easy to clean.
- It doesn’t need to be waxed – its top layer is made to stay shiny.
- Heavy traffic? No problem they can handle it WHILE being resistant to scratches.
- Resilient flooring is….resilient. It’s flexible and comfortable underfoot and there’s less breakage when items are dropped.
- The price tag is usually a very pleasant surprise, too!
High-tech processes have transformed LVT and RSF into products that look like the real thing, They are available in several price points, with the most expensive lines offering the most realistic looks.
A significant change is that they no longer have to have the look of perfection that has long been the giveaway that the flooring was resilient. higher-end LVT can effectively mi ic distressed and antique floors. With products designed to look like wood, longer planks placed irregularly give a look of authenticity. The price difference is enough to sway people’s minds. Plus, it’s easy to clean and not easily damaged.
Today’s consumers are increasingly interested in Earth-friendly flooring. The new LVT and Resilient sheet flooring products address these concerns by using virgin vinyl that doesn’t release harmful VOCs and adhesives that don’t have fumes. Floating floors are installed with NO adhesives! Because these products are durable and have a timeless look,they’ll last for decades and not end up in a landfill as quickly.
There’s a bright future for LVT and resilient sheet flooring to remain fashionable amid changing consumer tastes.
We invite you to visit the Standale Interiors showroom at 4046 Lake Michigan Dr. to find the Floor of your Dreams!
Thanks to Shaw Floors for this inspiration.