Can I install luxury vinyl flooring if I have kids?

Can I install luxury vinyl flooring if I have kids?

Yes, this (also referred to as LVF) is considered the most kid-and-pet-friendly flooring around! In addition, this terrific, affordable alternative to genuine wood, stone, or tile offers many benefits, from waterproof capabilities to durability; it would be difficult to find something that offers so much value for the decorating dollar.

Durability details

This is five times thicker than the original vinyl, with LVF ranging in thickness from 8–mm to 12-mm. It’s also layered and at the top is a clear, strong melamine coating that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs; on top of that is a clear urethane coating that adds extra strength and shine.

It is 100% waterproof and composed of totally waterproof materials (such as vinyl) with no special coatings needed to help it along. The capability is inherent, and it's impervious from bottom to top, meaning that it can be submerged or spilled on. So wipe it dry and reuse it!

But adults love it too

Stylish enough for any room in the house, the product offers nature-inspired true-to-life images of wood, stone, and tile. Taken with high-definition photography, you'll see knots, grains, swirls, veining variations, and the bold, bright colors and patterns of today's trends. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured looks, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed.

If you love the look of hardwood, explore luxury vinyl plank; here, the vinyl is cut into strips and mounted on boards, and it can also be cut into square, groutable tile-sized pieces called luxury vinyl tile. Although mainly associated with hardwood, LVP can mimic stone or large format tile. Alternatively, some will use LVT as a wood-look tile imitation. Bottom line: Use your creativity!

Whichever form you choose, this is low maintenance, only requiring regular sweeping and periodic mopping. Installation is also easy, especially when it's a floating floor where the pieces click, mat, and hover over the subfloor without adhesives.

Stop by our showroom for your luxury vinyl flooring and more

The Inspiration Flooring & Design Centre designers can help you plan your space, whether it's luxury vinyl or another flooring material. We’ve been guiding homeowners and businesses for years! Our showroom is in Calgary, AB, and we're convenient to Chestermere, Airdrie, Okotoks, and Langdon. So stop in for a free quote!