If you’re looking for a new floor, you’ll want to look at luxury vinyl flooring. These floors look like wood, stone, or ceramic tile, and they are waterproof. They’re also easy to clean.
Luxury vinyl floors come in a variety of styles, and can be installed in a number of different climates. However, if you’re planning to install your floors in a room that gets a lot of moisture, you’ll need to follow specific acclimation requirements. Otherwise, you may end up losing money and wasting valuable time.
You can find luxury vinyl in either rigid or flexible core. Rigid core has a backing layer that comes pre-attached, while flexible core has self-adhesive backing layers.
Before you decide to install luxury vinyl, you’ll need to make sure your room is ready for it. In addition, you’ll need to consider the temperature of your home. A cold home will cause your floors to shrink and buckle, while a warm home will cause your flooring to expand.
Ideally, your rooms should be around 65-80 degrees. That’s because vinyl flooring will expand and contract when it’s in a hot environment.
For a more comfortable experience, you might consider adding an underlayment to your floor. An underlayment will not only add insulation, but it will help keep your floor from sliding. Another option is to add an area rug. Area rugs will add a bit of softness to your room and will provide a warmer feel. Crabtree’s Carpet & Flooring has experts that will install your luxury vinyl. Our showroom is within convenient reach of Portsmouth, New Boston, and Wheelersburg, Ohio.