Flooring Trends for 2019: Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl plank flooring is easily one of the most popular types of flooring options for home improvement in Calgary going into 2019. Homeowners are choosing vinyl plank flooring not only for living areas, but also for their kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, and basement renovations. Here is a guide to vinyl plank flooring from the experts at Bond Contracting and Construction Inc.
What is Vinyl Plank Flooring?
Vinyl plank flooring is simply vinyl flooring that has been cut into planks rather than the previously more common vinyl squares. This allows it to closely mimic the look of wood. The vinyl planks used for home renovations in Calgary are usually 36 or 48 inches long and four to six inches wide. Vinyl plank flooring is available in a wide variety of colour and pattern options.
Why Choose Vinyl Plank Flooring?
The main reason for the soaring popularity of vinyl plank flooring in Calgary home improvement projects is that it convincingly replicates hardwood flooring at a significantly lower cost. It is an economical and highly durable alternative that will give your home a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Vinyl flooring is waterproof when installed correctly, which makes it a great alternative to tile for both kitchen renovations and bathroom renovations. You won't have to worry about any buckling or swelling from moisture damage. This resistance to moisture and humidity also makes it a top choice for basements. A special wear layer further adds to the durability of vinyl plank flooring, helping it resist all sorts of scruffs, scratches, and stains.
Finally, there is hardly an easier flooring material to clean than vinyl. Spills can simply be wiped right up and more thorough cleaning just requires a mop, some water, and a mild cleaning solution. These low-maintenance floors are perfect for families with children and pets.
How to Choose Vinyl Plank Flooring Thickness
One of your most important considerations when choosing vinyl plank flooring will be the thickness of the planks. The thicker and denser the plank, the more sturdy and durable it will be as well. However, this doesn't mean you always need to choose the thickest size possible - it depends on the space.
A plank thickness of 2 mm to 3 mm is a budget-friendly choice for low-traffic areas with a smooth and even subfloor. For higher traffic areas, a thickness of 3 to 4 mm will provide a better balance between cost and durability. For the highest quality or to cover an uneven subfloor, choose a plank thickness of 5 mm or above.
On-Trend, Custom Home Renovations in Calgary
Does vinyl flooring sound like a good option for you? Bond Contracting and Construction Inc. has been providing high-quality, custom home renovations in Calgary for nearly 20 years. We offer a full range of residential renovation services and our team can install vinyl plank flooring in any room of your home.
To find out if vinyl plank flooring is right for your next Calgary home improvement project, just contact Bond Contracting and Construction Inc. today.