Are you considering a laundry room makeover in your South Carolina home? Is your heart set on hardwood flooring? If so, you might be hesitant because of the high price. What's more, unless you have decent carpentry skills and know exactly what you're doing, a DIY wood flooring installation can be quite a challenge. On the other hand, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is easy to install, and it can give your laundry room the look you want at a fraction of the hardwood flooring price.
Why Choose Luxury Vinyl Tile?
Lightweight LVT looks and feels like real hardwood. It's not a difficult DIY project, but if you hire a professional, it's a quick and easy install that requires minimal prep work. A typical laundry room can usually be completed in under two hours.
Unlike wood flooring, LVT is tough, long-lasting and durable. It stands up well to abuse. If you want a luxurious look, but you need a floor that can hold its own with kids and pets, LVT will deliver. It's said to be "tough as nails," so it's ideal for households with large, active families. LVT resists water and scratches, and if your home is flooded, LVT will survive that as well.
What Makes LVT a Viable Remodeling Option Compared to Hardwood Flooring?
LVT costs about one-third of what you'd pay for hardwood or tile flooring. The installation process is relatively straightforward, so you can cut costs even more if you make the installation a DIY project. Many LVT floors are affixed with glue, but if you opt for a floating floor, the job will be easier still. LVT has become increasingly popular in upscale residential construction across North and South Carolina, so it’s unlikely to diminish the resale value of your home.
On the other hand, installing a hardwood floor yourself requires advanced DIY skills. Most people will just hire an installer instead of attempting to install wood flooring themselves. Even floating hardwood floors are a challenge if this is your first installation.
Design Options Galore
With LVT, you can choose from an extensive array of patterns, colors, finishes and textures. Designs include parquet, tile, hardwood, distressed hardwood, stone tile, wood plank and many other styles. You can easily find LVT flooring that offers almost precisely the shade, tone and texture that you need to complement your laundry room remodel.
Curious about LVT options for your North Myrtle Beach laundry room remodel? Visit Young Interiors Flooring Center and check out all the samples. You're certain to feel inspired after you do.