For homeowners in the Atlanta, Buckhead, and Midtown areas, hardwood flooring is often at the top of the list for new flooring options. However, hardwood floors can be on the higher end of a budget. Our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta suggest you consider vinyl wood flooring, a less expensive and more water resistant flooring option than real hardwood flooring.
What is Vinyl Wood Flooring?
Vinyl flooring is made of several layers of different materials. These layers are composed of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) chips, fiberglass, foam gel, and urethane—all formed into solid sheets of different thicknesses. The important layer to note is the pattern layer. Through a printing process called rotogravure, the pattern layer gives vinyl flooring its wood-look.
How is Wood Vinyl Flooring Cut?
Homeowners who desire wood looking vinyl flooring, can emulate the appearance of wood with both vinyl sheet flooring and vinyl tile flooring. However, our experts at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta recommend you choose vinyl plank flooring. That’s because the plank shape best emulates a real hardwood plank, making your new floors almost indistinguishable from the real thing.
Why Choose Vinyl Wood Flooring?
If you’re a homeowner in the Atlanta, Buckhead, and Midtown areas, there are many reasons to choose vinyl wood flooring over real hardwood flooring.
- Vinyl wood flooring is more water resistant than solid hardwood flooring. Want that wood look in the kitchen but concerned about potential water damage? Vinyl wood flooring is a perfect way to combine the best of both worlds.
- Vinyl wood flooring is more durable than real hardwood flooring. Vinyl flooring is not scratched as easily as solid hardwood. Vinyl is also not as prone to the warping and cupping problems that solid hardwood can sometimes suffer.
- Vinyl wood flooring is beautiful and available in a wide variety of styles. Because of its high tech printing process, vinyl flooring can be made to emulate any wood species. Wondering about an exotic type of hardwood that was perhaps too expensive? It won’t be any more expensive when printed onto the pattern layer of your new vinyl wood flooring.
Our experts at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta have outlined only some of the features of vinyl wood flooring. For more information, call the number below. We also offer free in-home estimates and design consultations!
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