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Designer’s Pick: Luxury Vinyl

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Luxury vinyl has taken over the flooring industry by storm and with so many new products emerging it is hard to know which luxury vinyl product is right for you! That is why we asked our flooring and design expert, Hope Kilbach from Nufloors Sherwood Park, to share her top four favourite luxury vinyl products. From performance to style, the reason for choosing these four luxury vinyl’s is because their looks are the most realistic to hardwood or tile and they all perform well in residential homes. They are also great because you can install these products throughout your entire home, which will help make your home look larger. No worrying about heavy foot traffic or wet zones with these four luxury vinyl’s.

Mohawk Pergo

This is a top favourite because no matter if it is a tile, long plank or short plank, beveled or not, the entire collection is the same price. This is perfect for customers as it gives them a lot of options to look through. Plus, their visuals are on trend and realistic.

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Shaw COREtec

What stands out about Shaw’s Coretec products is the number of realistic vinyl tile styles and sizes they offer. Most brands only offer a few luxury vinyl tile options and they all look the same. Coretec does a really good job of setting themselves apart by offering a large number of tile options with realistic visuals that are different from competitors.

In addition to their luxury vinyl tile selection, their products have realistic visuals, are textured and the tiles and planks have beveled edges. Why are beveled edges so important to Hope? Because it makes each plank more distinguished rather than looking like a sheet of good old lino.

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Karndean Korlok

Not only does Hope love the trendy colours and designs of Karndean Korlok Luxury Vinyl Planks but also how they stand out from the crowd. They do this by telling the story of what inspired each plank and pattern they have created. They also source their wood visuals from across North America and Europe. For example, their French Oak series is sourced from flooring dating back to the 17th century.

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Torlys prides itself in being a healthier option. For example, their Everwood and Evertile meet Floor Score indoor air quality standards. Torlys planks also have a cork backing with micro ban built in. This ensures that bacteria will not grow on the back of their vinyl planks. You will have peace of mind knowing it is a healthy and green flooring option.

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These four luxury vinyl’s have a 20 mil wear layer, attached underpad, and engineered cores. Although not the cheapest option on the market, their realistic visuals, texture and overall performance cannot be beat! Especially if your dream home has hardwood floors throughout. Luxury vinyl will offer the wood look you desire, at a fraction of the price and can be installed anywhere in your home, even basements, bathrooms and laundry rooms, all while standing the test of time.

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