columbia luxury vinylThe humid environment in Columbia can be tough on floors. Without regular maintenance, porous flooring materials like wood and natural stone can warp and swell. Columbia’s relatively warm temperatures also mean that mold and mildew are a concern.

So what to do if you want the look of wood or stone flooring, but don’t have the time or energy for the necessary upkeep? Fortunately, with luxury vinyl tile, you can easily duplicate the look of almost any flooring material, but without having to worry about any special maintenance.

Vinyl Tiles

If you want to recreate the look of stone or ceramic tiles, but would like something less slippery when wet (or chilly underfoot), take a look at our wide selection of luxury vinyl tile. Designed to capture the beauty of stone and ceramic flooring, luxury vinyl tile comes with the added benefit of being more comfortable under foot. You can also mix and match different tile patterns and sizes to create a floor that’s truly unique to your space.

Vinyl Planks

Luxury vinyl planks are a popular option if you’re trying to replicate the aesthetic of wood floors. Available in a multitude of styles, from specialty types such as Brazilian cherry wood to classic favorites like red oak, vinyl planks are engineered to mimic the look and feel of hardwood, down to little details such as texturing. Unlike real wood, however, vinyl planks are water-resistant, spill-resistant, and easy to maintain. Because they cost only a fraction of the price of actual wood flooring, you can also easily replace vinyl planks the next time you remodel and want something different.

A Few Notes About Vinyl

With proper installation and care, luxury vinyl tile can last significantly longer than other flooring types in the humid conditions of Columbia. Offered in a wide range of shapes and sizes, vinyl tile is also a great choice for tricky flooring projects. Be aware, however, that some vinyl types may contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which could be of concern to households with small children.

Interested in learning more about luxury vinyl tile? Contact our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Columbia East to schedule a free in-home consultation to discuss the best options for your project.

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