shutterstock_237554242 (1)Vinyl planks are perfect for homeowners looking for a durable, affordable, and stylish flooring type. More and more people today are choosing flooring alternatives to hardwood for a variety of reasons. Here are some benefits of vinyl plank flooring brought to you by Floor Coverings International of Bozeman.

Not only are they identical to hardwood in appearance, vinyl planks are also very durable. They are water resistant, which makes them suitable for almost any room of the house, unlike hardwood, which will warp. Kitchens and other rooms that are prone to water exposure are a popular choice for vinyl plank flooring for this very reason.

Vinyl planks are also more affordable than solid hardwood and easier to install. If you have children or frequently have guests over, so your floors are more prone to wear and tear, vinyl plank flooring could be a perfect fit. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that hardwood can last much longer if taken care of correctly. That said, vinyl is still a great, long-lasting option for many.

One of the less conventional benefits of vinyl plank flooring is its eco-friendliness. Because a tree that is used for hardwood needs at least 30 years to grow, it’s less sustainable than manmade or composite materials such as vinyl or engineered hardwood. Vinyl planks allow you to have the quality and appearance of hardwood, without using natural resources.

Floor Coverings International of Bozeman is your source for the best quality of materials available nationwide, and provides the service and care that only a local company can bring. Contact us today to learn more about vinyl plank flooring or to schedule your free in-home consultation.

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