Replacing old flooring is a great way to update the look of a room — and there are plenty of options for homeowners. Luxury vinyl tile, luxury vinyl planks, and plastic-composite laminate flooring are great choices because they’re fast to install, chic, easy on the feet, and affordable.
The Pros of Plastic Flooring
- Installation With Less Hassle: Luxury vinyl tile and planks, as well as plastic-composite laminates, can be installed quickly over most hard floors. Only the pieces around the edge need adhesives or nails, making these floors easy to install, repair and replace.
- Decisions, Decisions: These plastic floorings mimic the look of alternatives that cost significantly more, such as ceramic tile, wood, slate, and marble. Luxury vinyl tiles can even be grouted for a finished look.
- Cleaning Made Easy: Some floors require the periodic use of special cleaners, polishes, or waxes. But these plastic floorings generally need little more than a dust mop and water or a gentle floor cleaner to keep them clean and maintain shine. Sources: DoItYourself.com – Laminate Flooring & Hardwood Flooring and FloorFacts.com – Overview of Laminate Floors and About.com – Laminate Flooring (Pros & Cons)
- Warm and Quiet: These plastic floorings are also warmer to the touch than many other materials and decrease sound reverberations, a major plus for cold climate dwellers, pet owners, and families with children. Source: CTHouseHunter.com – Luxury vinyl tile for everyday use