When To Replace Flooring & What To Replace It With
Quality flooring is a major feature of designing a stylish home. There are many different types of flooring from carpet to hardwood and each has its own benefits and lifespan.
But how do you know when to replace flooring? And which materials make the best flooring?
For many people, vinyl is the best option to replace their old flooring because it is cost-effective, durable, easy to maintain and looks fantastic!
Here is our expert guide on when to replace different types of flooring and why LVT is the best option for your home.
Hardwood floors were once one of the most popular types of flooring for homes. They come in a range of different woods including oak, maple and cherry. Hardwood floors are beautiful, classic and last for many years if they are properly maintained.
However, hardwood floors can be scratched and damaged easily. They also require regular sweeping and mopping to prevent dirt from accumulating. Water damage can also be a potential issue as wood is a natural material and expands when it gets wet.
It is usually time to replace hardwood floors when they start to show signs of wear and tear such as scratches, dents or water damage. You may also want to replace your hardwood floors if you are updating your home and want a change in style.
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is more durable than wood and can withstand heavy traffic and is more resistant to scratching or denting. It is also 100% water resistant, making it a great choice for homes with children or pets. LVT is also much easier to maintain than wood as it does not require regular sweeping and mopping.
If you want to switch to LVT but still want that wood effect then don’t worry! We have exactly what you need. Our vinyl flooring comes in a range of different wood styles including Antique Oak, Arctic Maple, Royal Chestnut and many more!
Carpet is another popular type of flooring for homes because it is soft, affordable and comfortable to walk on. It is available in a wide range of colours, textures and styles to suit any home and is particularly desirable in bedrooms and living rooms. Modern carpet is often made from synthetic fibres such as nylon or polyester which are durable and stain-resistant and can last for many years.
However, while carpets are comfortable and look great, they can be difficult to clean and maintain. Carpet also absorbs dust, dirt and other allergens which can be harmful to your health if not cleaned regularly.
It is usually time to replace your carpet when it starts to look worn or stained.
Vinyl flooring is a great alternative to carpet as it is easier to clean and maintain. It does not absorb dust, dirt or allergens making it a healthier option for your home. Vinyl flooring is also more durable than carpet and can last for many years.
If you are looking for comfortable and stylish LVT flooring, then we have a wide range of options for you to choose from! Our Luvanto Clcik Plus range is a popular choice because it is easy to install.. Like all our vinyl flooring, the Luvanto Click Plus range is affordable, durable and easy to maintain.
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Tiles are another popular type of flooring, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms because they are waterproof and easy to clean which means it doesn’t matter if they get wet or you spill food on them. Tiles are available in a wide range of materials including ceramic, porcelain, stone and glass and come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes to suit any home.
Tiles are a very durable type of flooring but they can crack if objects are dropped on them or stepped on too hard. They also require regular grouting and cleaning to prevent dirt and mould from accumulating.
It is usually time to replace tiles when they start to crack or chip because this can be a hazard or if the grout starts to loosen as water can penetrate under the tile. You may also want to update your tiles if you want a change in style as they are a big job to remove and install.
Vinyl flooring is a great alternative to tile as it is more comfortable to walk on and does not require regular grouting. It is also a waterproof material which makes it ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.
If you want the look of tiles but without the hassle then our range of tile effect flooring is perfect for you! These flooring options have all the benefits of vinyl flooring with the added bonus of looking like tiles.
Concrete is a popular type of flooring for industrial and commercial buildings as it is very durable and easy to clean. In recent years, industrial-style lofts and warehouse apartments have also become very popular homes and concrete helps to create this look.
Concrete is also a good choice for homes with pets or children as it is very difficult to stain or damage. It can last a long time if looked after but can begin to look dull and worn over time. Concrete is also a very hard and unforgiving material that can be cold and uncomfortable to walk on and that is susceptible to cracking and staining if not sealed correctly.
It is usually time to cover up concrete flooring when it starts to crack or chip or if you want something cosier.
Vinyl flooring is a great alternative to concrete as it is more comfortable to walk on and does not require regular sealing. It is also a waterproof material, so it is impervious to spills and stains.
If you want the industrial look of concrete without the cold and hard feel, then our range of concrete effect flooring is perfect for you! These flooring options are easy to install, easy to clean and have all the benefits of vinyl flooring.
Granite is a popular type of flooring for high-end homes as it is very luxurious and looks impressive. It comes in a variety of different colours and patterns and can last a long time if looked after properly. Granite is also a popular material for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities because it is very strong and durable.
The main benefits of granite flooring are its beauty and durability but it comes with a few drawbacks. Granite is a very hard material that can be cold and uncomfortable to walk on. It is also susceptible to scratching and chipping if not sealed correctly or if heavy objects are dropped on it.
Granite flooring usually needs to be replaced when it starts to look worn or scratched. You may also want to update your granite flooring if you are looking to create a cosier style. One of the great things about granite is that it is such a valuable material that you may be able to sell your old flooring and use the money to help pay for home improvements.
If you want the luxurious look of granite without the cold feel then our range of stone effect vinyl flooring is beautiful, classy but won’t cost you a fortune.
Marble is another popular type of flooring for upscale homes and businesses as it is very luxurious and looks incredible when it is polished. Marble comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns and can last a long time if it is properly maintained. Marble is also a popular material for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities and fireplace surrounds because it is very strong and durable.
The main benefits of marble flooring are its beauty and durability but it comes with some drawbacks. Like granite, marble is a very hard material that can be cold and uncomfortable to walk on. It is also susceptible to staining and scratching and can begin to look dull when it is not properly maintained.
You may want to consider replacing your marble flooring if it is starting to look worn or scratched. It can also be a potential hazard if you have very young children because it is so slippery when wet. It is worth noting that, like granite, marble is very valuable so you may be able to turn your old marble flooring into cash by selling it to a salvage company.
If you want the luxurious look of marble without the cold feel then our White Porcelain flooring is beautiful and will give your home a high-end look without the high-end price tag. It is easy to install, clean and maintain and will last for years to come.
Some people think that laminate and LVT flooring are the same but that isn’t the case. Laminate flooring is made up of multiple layers of material, including MDF, that are fused together with heat and pressure. The top layer is a decorative film that is designed to look like wood, stone, or tile. LVT is also made up in layers, but is an SPC, stone plastic composite, inherently waterproof and much more stable, therefore less susceptible to expansion and contraction due to heat and moisture than laminate.
Laminate flooring is a common choice in many homes as it is very affordable and comes in a wide range of colours, styles and patterns. It is also easy to install and suitable for most rooms of the house.
However, laminate flooring has some drawbacks. It is not as durable as some other types of flooring and can be easily scratched or damaged. It is also not as moisture resistant as vinyl so it is not suitable for bathrooms or kitchens.
Laminate flooring usually needs to be replaced every few years as it starts to look worn or the edges start to raise due to moisture damage.
Our Luvanto Endure Pro flooring is a great alternative to laminate as it is more durable, 100% water-resistant and easy to install. It is also available in a wide range of colours, styles and patterns so you are sure to find something that suits your taste. We have wood-effect, tile-effect, slate-effect and many more.
Terrazzo is a type of flooring that is made from chips of marble or granite that are set in concrete. It is a popular choice for high-traffic areas as it is very strong and durable. Terrazzo can also be used on walls, countertops and even fireplaces.
The main benefits of terrazzo are its durability and low maintenance. It is also a very eco-friendly option as it is made from recycled materials. However, terrazzo can be quite expensive to install and repair-so it may not be the best choice for everyone.
You may want to consider replacing your terrazzo flooring if it is starting to show signs of wear and tear. It can also be a potential trip hazard if the chips start to come loose.
If you are looking for a durable and eco-friendly flooring option, then our range of Herringbone Collection is perfect for you! It looks great, is easy to maintain, and will last for years to come with minimum effort from you.
To Sum Up
As you can see, there are many different types of flooring available on the market today. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks so it is important to choose the right one for your needs. It is also important to recognise when to replace flooring so that you can keep your home looking its best.
We believe that vinyl flooring is the best option available as it is durable, easy to install and maintain, and comes in a wide range of colours, styles and patterns. If you are looking to replace your flooring then we would highly recommend vinyl as the best option available.