With the birth of HGTV and the home renovation show, people started ripping up the linoleum that covered their original hardwood floors, and the hardwood look became the ideal for hard-surface flooring. The beauty of hardwoods is undeniable, but over time, people began to recognize its shortcomings - it’s expensive to install and repair, scratches easily, and is very susceptible to water damage.
You don’t need to live in a region prone to high amounts of rain or atmospheric moisture to worry about water damage. Your home has appliances, like dishwashers and hot water heaters, that can fail or stop working, spilling water in areas you might not immediately notice. It doesn’t take long for water damage to appear, either. When hardwood floors are exposed to excess water, the planks of wood warp in the middle, causing a phenomenon called “cupping.” The cup shape created by a warped wooden plank concentrates that water damage and makes it worse than it was before.
If you love the look of hardwoods but want something more durable, let us introduce you to Luxury Vinyl Plank, or LVP. LVP is completely waterproof, scratch-proof, durable, and looks beautiful in any room of the house. Hardwood floors are susceptible to water damage, so it’s not recommended to install them in rooms that hold moisture like basements, mudrooms, and bathrooms or in rooms that are prone to spills, like the kitchen. LVP is completely waterproof and can be put in any room where you want the look of hardwoods without the risk of water damage.
Beauty and durability don’t always go well together, but LVP is the exception. For your next flooring purchase, check out LVP through MyFlooring. We offer Luxury Vinyl Plank in a variety of styles, so you’re bound to find a style you’ll love for your home and family.
The winter holidays will be here soon, and one thing that goes hand in hand with this time of the year is gathering with family. If you’ll be hosting relatives this winter season, you may wonder what you can do to make it a beautiful, welcoming space for visitors. Consider getting your house ready for the holidays with new flooring. The good news is that if you book installation soon, you can breathe fresh life into your home with time to spare before Thanksgiving!
The average homeowner typically pays $2 to $8 per square foot for carpet and installation, with factors such as thickness, durability, softness and carpet pad influencing the price. You should expect to pay more for higher quality carpet but beware of paying a higher price for a name brand (but an inferior product) or getting charged additional fees on top of your project quote for things like moving furniture or the disposal of your old carpet.