Vinyl Flooring CompanyThe newest trend in home flooring is wood. Not so many years ago, with the exception of kitchens and bathrooms, all the floors in the house would be wood; then carpet came into favor and homeowners hid their wood floors under tack strips, padding and the carpet of their choice, and oh what choices they made. They chose shag carpeting, they chose Astroturf and the lovely pairing of orange and brown (Not). The decade these choices span, the 70s also saw a trend of carpet in kitchens and bathrooms. It’s a very bad choice.

Back to the Future

In the year 2016 hardwood floors still reign as champion and have for many years. If you watch any home improvement or remodeling shows, you will notice this right away. In real estate shows you nearly always see, if the floor is carpeted somebody will be pulling up the corner of the carpet to check for hardwood floors underneath.

If hardwood floors are discovered, it is usually suggested to rip up the carpet, and recondition the wood flooring underneath by sanding the finish, and re-staining. If there is no wood under the carpet, it is still suggested that the carpet is ripped up (seriously, is there anything else that designers want to do with carpet beside rip it up? Probably not) and wood floors installed.

In case you are unaware of the fact, wood floors are not cheap and not everyone has the budget for restoring or replacing hardwoods. The range of prices for hardwood floors goes from $2 a square foot for the bargain-basement woods all the way to $30 a square foot for high-end materials. According to Angie’s list, the average cost of installing hardwood floors is $2,141 that falls within the range of $1,800-$2,475.

Budget-Friendly Alternatives

Do you need the best vinyl flooring company? In recent years, some lower-cost alternatives to high-end floors have become available for example, laminate flooring. Laminate flooring comes in many different styles and looks from imitation wood floors to imitation slate that, to the naked eye it is difficult to tell if it’s laminate or something else. Another budget-friendly option is vinyl tiles. Check out these great options.

#1 — Sheet Vinyl

I think we’re all acquainted with these types of floors, or we think we are. More than likely what you’re thinking of is the old linoleum flooring that is found in the kitchens and bathrooms of houses built in the last 20 years or so. It comes in a lot of different patterns and colors and, frankly it is still very much in style. But not if you expect to find flooring that looks like hardwoods and fools the eye.

This type of vinyl is very durable and comfortable underfoot. It is vinyl that is textured and layered to feel pliable underfoot and comes in a very wide array of looks and finishes that mimic hardwood floors, tile, and stone. This type of vinyl is composed of 4 layers for warmth underfoot, texture and durability.

The flooring starts with a printed layer that gives the desired look or pattern attached to a felt backing. Next comes a clear vinyl layer over the printed layer for protection and durability and finally it finishes with a protective urethane top coat. So what you have is an extremely durable, flexible, textured faux hardwood. And you may not want this in some rooms, but for others, it’s the perfect solution especially for rooms with high traffic and plenty of family activity such as a game room or a den. This “wood” flooring will stand up to all the spills and wear and tear your family can dish out. Perfect.

#2 — Vinyl Tiles

Vinyl Flooring CompanyVinyl tiles are still a good choice for some rooms in your home including the kitchen and/or mud rooms, utility rooms and basements. They are easy to install which saves you some money and comes in a large array of colors and patterns. The most budget friendly is vinyl composition tiles made primarily with limestone and is the least expensive alternative.

#3–Planks

Vinyl planks are the same composition as the high-end sheet vinyl that comes, instead in “wood planks” to better simulate real hardwood floors.

#4 — Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl tile will perform and look more like the high-end sheet vinyl and is extremely durable but what makes it unique are the patterns and the colors available. You can find practically anything you want.

Now you know when you can’t use wood there is a low-cost high-end Vinyl flooring company alternative.