On Trend: Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Flooring – Beauty and Durability Combined!
Luxury vinyl flooring is taking center stage in the flooring industry – for good reason. It is extremely durable (kid and pet-resistant!), waterproof, mildew-resistant, warm and quiet underfoot, incredibly realistic and comes in easy-to-install planks or squares.
These planks are so realistic-looking, in fact, that the staff at Long Island Paneling Ceilings & Floors has to put identifying labels on our display samples so consumers don’t mistake luxury vinyl for real wood or tile!
The trend in home decorating these days is “continuity”. This means keeping flooring and wall color the same in as many rooms that look on to each other (without doors) as possible. In newer, open floor-plan homes, this may be an obvious decorating decision but continuity works well even in homes where rooms connect to each other only by passageways.
When there is a color change in walls and floors, the eye sees it as a border or endpoint. However, when the same wall color or floor continues room to room, the area looks more open and expansive by taking on visually the space connected to it.
So, where years ago the kitchen, den, living room, dining room and foyer on the main floor might all have different floor coverings, a more updated home would have the same floor in as many of these areas as possible.
All of the major flooring manufacturers are expanding their lines of luxury vinyl flooring and this is why – it is as close as you can get to a perfect floor covering for any room!
So, for busy people who want low maintenance floors that stay beautiful for a VERY long time (and who doesn’t?) you can’t go wrong with a luxury vinyl floor!