Invented more than 100 years ago, vinyl was originally created to replace linoleum, the original resilient flooring. Vinyl became a popular choice for areas like kitchens and bathrooms where resilience, durability and water-resistance are extremely important. Although vinyl is not completely impervious, it is very resistant to water and it is easy to clean and maintain, making it a low cost, low hassle flooring option.
Thanks to recent developments in manufacturing and printing technology, hardwood isn’t the only option on the market if you desire the look of hardwood in your home. Luxury Vinyl is a popular alternative to hardwood, it is designed to mimic the look of real wood and has come a long way in recent years. It can be hard now a days to tell the difference between the real thing and luxury vinyl. There are also beneficial characteristics of luxury vinyl that natural hardwood floors can not offer. Alternatively, there are characteristics of hardwood that no manufacturer can fully duplicate. To help you understand the differences and decide which product is best suited for your home and needs we have compared the two, hardwood versus luxury vinyl.
With the season of cleaning right around the corner we want to share our best floor cleaning tips and our favourite floor cleaning products! In this article we will tackle all things flooring: tile and grout, hardwood, laminate, vinyl and carpet!
When you’re cleaning your floors remember to pull furniture and appliances away from the walls. Also, don’t forget to vacuum your air vents and trim while you’re back there too. You want to make sure you start spring off on the right foot and pick up all the dirt and dust that has been lingering in your home all winter.
The entryway to your home is your first chance to introduce your unique style. So, why not floor your guests as soon as they step into your home! In addition to your floors being stunning they should also be durable enough to remain beautiful for years to come. Your foyer and hallways get a lot of visibility but they take on the largest amount of foot traffic and therefore, take the biggest beating. But don’t worry, you won’t have to sacrifice beauty for durability or vice versa. This guide will help you find beautiful, long lasting flooring that will suit your needs and unique style.