Laminate and LVT Floors
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Laminate & LVT Floors
At Mansfield Flooring we get excited about the incredible innovations of laminate flooring and Luxury Vinyl Tile! One of the benefits of laminate flooring and Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is that it offers the realistic look of wood. In fact, it is often hard to tell the difference from the real thing.
Benefits of Laminate Flooring and Luxury Vinyl Tile
Cost Effective: With laminate flooring, you can cover a larger square footage for the cost of hardwood floors. Add the lower cost to high-grade of laminate flooring options and you get more flooring for less money.
Durability: These floors are very family- and pet-friendly while being extremely cost effective. The durability of laminate and LVT is unsurpassed. In addition, many laminate products are waterproof and backed by lifetime warranties.
Easy Design Medium: Laminate’s durability makes this a go-to material for high traffic areas. Planning a home office? Consider the benefits of laminate or Luxury Vinyl Tile. Both will stand up to the standard activities in a home office, including your office chair. Laminates also are fairly easy to work with. They come in a variety of colors and patterns. Those choices help you pick the perfect laminate flooring for your design style.
Laminate or Luxury Vinyl Tile?
The two types of flooring share similarities but they are also different. T he biggest difference is in the materials from which they are constructed. The key is this. Laminate flooring has a fibrous base whereas LVT is made from PVC. If your plan is to convert a basement or to install flooring over a ground level cement slab you will want to consider moisture. If the cement slab is wet – absorbs water during the rainy months – then laminate flooring, hardwood, and carpeting are not going to work well. On a surface that may sweat due to humidity, opt for LVT as it will not absorb moisture, swell, or warp. On surfaces where the back side of the flooring is not going to get wet, then either choice works. Choosing the right subfloor and pre-flooring can also help protect flooring from water damage. Most brands of laminate offer waterproofing for the top side but because its backing is fibrous it requires a little more consideration than does LVT.
Mansfield Flooring invites you to come and visit our showroom. We are conveniently located in Mansfield, TX. Stop by and check out the many flooring styles we have to offer. We provide free estimates! To help make the selection of flooring easier, we will also bring flooring samples to your home. This way you can see the product in the space where the installation will occur. We are also happy to answer your questions in person, online, or via the telephone.