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Only Have Money for One Home Upgrade? Consider LVT Flooring

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Remodeling your home has many benefits you can enjoy right away: greater property value and personal modification are just a few advantages that add pride and enjoyment to your house.

If you only have the budget for one upgrade, simply look down. New flooring gives your home a contemporary appeal while adding warmth and comfort. Choose LVT (or luxury vinyl tile) as your flooring of choice and reap the benefits. Here are a few reasons why this type of flooring is best for nearly every room of your house.

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LVT Is a Comfortable Alternative to Other Flooring Surfaces

Unlike hardwood and laminate, LVT flooring is comfortable on the feet. This is due to the composition of the material, which is designed by layering durable construction materials together. LVT is thicker than traditional laminate or vinyl flooring.

The added layer of UV-cured urethane makes the flooring softer and more pliable than hardwood, laminate, tile and other non-carpet flooring surfaces while adding durability at the same time. As a bonus, the extra layering of materials makes the flooring noise-absorbent as well.

LVT Is Extremely Durable

Because luxury vinyl tile is made out of several layers of durable materials, the end result is a flooring option you can worry less about scratching, denting, scuffing or staining. Consider LVT if you have a large, busy family or pets so you can enjoy the same flooring in its original glory for many years.

LVT lasts for many years, depending on the thickness of the material you choose when you first purchase the flooring. The layers that go into your flooring include:

Decorative coating

Polyurethane coating

Vinyl core and backing

Your flooring specialist will help you compare different strengths and styles of LVT flooring so you select the best flooring for your budget and personal style.

LVT Is Easy to Install

Luxury vinyl tile is easy to install, although you should always have a professional flooring expert do the work for you. LVT is available in a few types of applications, including self-adhesive or floating tile installations.

The benefit of an easy install for you is twofold: you have less labor costs in having the flooring put in, and if any of your tiles get severely damaged, they can be easily replaced without having to redo your entire room's floors.

LVT Is Versatile

You have a large variety of flooring patterns, designs, and textures to pick from when you choose LVT flooring for your home. Manufacturers can easily manipulate vinyl tiles to mimic hardwood (various wood grains and colors), ceramic or porcelain tiles, and even natural stone or brick.

You get to enjoy the benefits of textured, modern floors without the cost and labor of installing more demanding materials. Ask your flooring specialist to show you hardwood, tile, stone, and other types of flooring materials so you can compare them to LVT alternatives. You'll be surprised to hardly know the difference in appearances either direction.

LVT Is Affordable

You can install LVT flooring for as low as $4.38 a square foot, depending on where you live (availability of materials) and the style of flooring you choose. For an estimate on LVT flooring in your home, talk to your flooring expert. You may be able to get your flooring cheaper if you are remodeling many square feet and choose a bulk discount.

There are many reasons to upgrade your flooring when you only have a budget for one project. New LVT flooring brings you comfort, versatility, durability, and beauty. Speak to our representatives at All Floors and More to learn more about LVT flooring compared to other options.

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Recent Trends in Tile Flooring

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Picking out new flooring can be stressful or fun, depending on how you look at it. You want to avoid installing a dated floor, as this could make it harder to sell the home in the future. Understanding the latest flooring trends may give you a better idea of which type of tile flooring to install in your home.

Larger Tiles
These days, you're not stuck installing lots of little tiles and having a ton of grout lines. You can opt for one of the newer, larger tiles. Some tiles are as large as 3 feet by 3 feet, minimizing the number of tiles needed. However, these large tiles need to be installed by a professional, as these tiles are heavy and have to be installed on a completely level surface.

Wood, Metal or Fabric Looks
Tiles made to look like other materials are popular. It can be expensive to install a hardwood floor, for example, and hardwood can't be used in certain rooms, but a tile that looks like wood can be a more budget-friendly solution.
Tiles that look like fabrics or metal can give an interesting look to the room. However, keep in mind that these looks may only be trendy for a few years. The wood look is more likely to stay popular.

Stone, Cement and Brick Tiles
Marble, bluestone, slate and limestone are popular stone tiles. People are also turning to more industrial looking styles that appear to be made from cement or brick. Some types of stone tiles require extra care, such as regular sealing, to keep them looking their best.

Patterned Layouts
Not everyone lays out their tiles in straight rows. It's trendy to use some type of pattern, such as a chevron, herringbone, arabesque or subway pattern for your tiles. People may mix different widths or shapes of tiles to create the patterns, or even create mosaic patterns or fractured mosaic patterns to give the floor a different look.

Super Thin Tiles

Tiles can be heavy, making them unsuitable for certain rooms or expensive to ship across the country. With new technologies, companies are now making ultrathin tiles that are lighter and can be installed in more locations, including walls. These tiles are still sturdy while being versatile.

Textured Tiles
Tiles aren't just available with a smooth surface. Textured tiles are another trend in the tile market, with tiles featuring a variety of different looks and feels, including those textured like lace or leather.

Texture can be positive or negative. A little texture can be a good thing, as it makes slipping and falling less likely. However, a lot of texture, including deeper patterns, may make the floor harder to keep clean, requiring a scrub brush or a microfiber cloth to get the dirt out.

Trending Tile Colors
It shouldn't be surprising that most of the trendy tile colors are neutrals. Very dark browns, like espresso, black, grays, whites and blues are all popular tile colors. Aqua is trendy now, but you probably don't want to do large areas in this color as this trend isn't likely to last too long.

Be strategic when you choose your tile colors. Choosing a tile with a mottled pattern rather than a solid color can help make it so dirt doesn't show up as easily, and it's best to avoid darker colors in small rooms.

Contact the professionals at All Floors And More to find out more about the available flooring options, whether you're looking to use tile or another type of flooring. We can also help with counter-tops and kitchen cabinets if you're doing a remodel.