Luxury vinyl has taken the flooring industry by storm. With so many new products coming out on the market it is hard to know which luxury vinyl product is right for you. We asked flooring and design expert, Hope Kilbach from Nufloors Sherwood Park to share her four favourite luxury vinyl products. From performance picks to to style favourites, the reasons for choosing these four luxury vinyls is because they are the most realistic looking. They are also great because you can install these products wall to wall throughout your home. Having the same flooring through your home helps make your home look larger. No worrying about heavy foot traffic or wet zones with these four durable luxury vinyl’s.
Mohawk Pergo is a top pick because no matter if it is tile, long plank, short plank, beveled or not, the entire collection is consistently priced. This is perfect for customers as it gives them a lot of options to look through. Plus, their visuals are on trend and realistic.
What stands out about Shaw’s COREtec products are 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 providing a large number of tile options with realistic visuals that differ from competitors.
In addition to their luxury vinyl tile selection, their products visuals, are textured and the tiles and planks have beveled edges. We asked Hope why beveled edges so important. It’s because beveled edges make each plank more distinctive rather than looking like a sheet of uniform linolium.
Hope loves the trendy colours and designs of Karndean Korlok Luxury Vinyl Planks. It makes them 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.
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.
These four luxury vinyl brands 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.