Pros & Cons of Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Posted on May 18th, 2015 by

Luxury vinyl flooring, sometimes called LVT, offers the durability of resilient vinyl with the realistic look of stone, wood, or ceramic flooring. If you’re planning to remodel your home or redo your floor, Carpet Mills of America in Carrollton brings you the pros and cons of installing LVT.

Pros

Versatile Designs – Luxury vinyl flooring can replicate the look and appearance of natural materials. Common pattern choices for luxury vinyl flooring include wood like cherry or cypress, ceramic tile, and stone, including granite, marble, slate, and travertine.

Easy maintenance – Unlike carpet or exotic wood flooring, luxury vinyl floors can be cleaned with a nothing more than a damp mop.

Durability – Most LVT is manufactured for commercial wear and tear and can last as long as 20 years. Luxury vinyl flooring options are also waterproof, making them ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, and have specialized wear layers that make them scuff, dent, scratch, wear, and stain resistant.

Cons 

Cost – Vinyl has long been thought of as an inexpensive flooring option. However, luxury vinyl can cost between $8 and $10 per square foot installed, or as much as some standard hardwood or ceramic flooring.

Transition Pieces – One problem with luxury vinyl flooring is a lack of attractive transition pieces. Using the old traditional metal pieces cheapens the look, so most homeowners choose unfinished wood that’s stained to match.

Why stop with the floor? In addition to luxury vinyl flooring options, CMA Flooring also offers a wide selection of cabinets and luxury granite countertops in Carrollton. Call us today at (972) 418-6606 for a free in-home estimate or stop by our showroom