The question is: "why not luxury vinyl flooring," because it's the most affordable, stylish, and functional material ever! This 100% waterproof material is so realistic that even the experts sometimes have difficulty discerning it from authentic wood, stone, or tile. Since it's waterproof, it is, of course, an excellent solution for kitchens, baths, and other higher-than-normal wet places, but it is so highly designed we see it in every room in the house. Some of those houses are pretty high end at that, where once nothing but the real thing would ever be considered.

Are you familiar with luxury vinyl?

If not run, don't walk, to see samples because you'll be pleasantly amazed. This material echoes all the current trends in wood, stone, or tile, and it comes in an almost unlimited number of patterns and colors. Thanks to technology, the images are taken with 3D photography, so you'll see knots, grains, swirls, and veining variations. Colors and patterns pop. Embossing and micro beveling add depth and dimension. Textured appearances, also a hot trend today, include wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed.

Luxury vinyl floors
can be cut into planks to mimic hardwood boards or square tile-sized pieces. Many feel the extra seams add to the realism and even take it a step further by using grout with the tiles. Others prefer planks to simulate stone slabs because of the more continuous look that appears to have come from the quarry. When shopping for luxury vinyl in East Montpelier, consider us your one-stop source.
Extreme function

While all vinyl is durable, the luxury version is thicker with a top thick clear melamine wear sheet that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. The vinyl should be at least 8-mm, but you might want 10-mm or 12-mm for an authentic hardwood feeling if you go with a plank. Wear layers should measure at least 20-mils.

It is easy to clean with just a daily sweeping and periodic mopping needed. Installation can be the floating floor technique, which clicks, mats, and hovers.

Delair's Carpet Barn has a showroom in East Montpelier and services East Montpelier, Morrisville, Stowe, and Waterbury. For inspiration and knowledge about luxury vinyl, as well as a free quote, come into Central Vermont's top flooring company.