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.
Masking up for hours of shopping, hunting for an available sales associate, flipping through endless carpet sample display boards, and wondering whether you’re gettingthe best deal. It’s all a foregone conclusion when you’re shopping for new carpets...isn’t it? Well, if you’re like many Americans, you’ve found that there’s not much you can’t do online, and purchasing new flooring is no exception. Let’s consider the benefits ofshopping for and buying new carpet online.
Here’s an insider secret: the carpet pad is the unsung hero of flooring -- you never see it, but if it’s doing its job, you’ll be just fine with that arrangement. Great carpet padding gives your floors extra cushion, provides acoustic and thermal insulation, and extends the life of your new carpet.