Home design can be an exciting time and picking the right type of flooring will increase your mood and affect how well you do your daily activities. After all, it’s the foundation of any room.
Flooring is what connects all of your room’s design elements together.
When deciding to get new flooring, vinyl and hardwood are both great options, and Blackridge Interiors is sure to have what you’re looking for.
Here are some things to consider when choosing between hardwood and vinyl:
Vinyl flooring comes in sheets, tiles or strips, and most people can install it themselves. The product is man-made and, with that, comes many benefits.
First off, it is made to be scratch resistant so the wear and tear the floor may endure is important to consider. It’s much harder to scratch vinyl than hardwood as vinyl can handle most things from pets, to chairs, to strollers.
Along with being scratch resistant it is also moisture resistant. This is a good thing especially since moisture levels in Indiana vary from season to season. Moreover, since vinyl is manufactured, it is more affordable than hardwood.
Although vinyl flooring has many upsides, the main downside is that it is hard to imitate the warmth of hardwood flooring. Despite this, manufacturers are getting better and better at closing the gap and Blackridge Interiors only offers the latest and trendiest styles.
It’s no surprise that with vinyl being affordable, heavy duty, and low-maintenance that it is the most popular option at Blackridge Interiors.
If you’d like the clean and elegant aesthetic appeal of hardwood without the maintenance and price tag of hardwood, then vinyl is the choice for you.
Hardwood has been used in homes for centuries and you know it when you see it.
Hardwood floors have a natural warmth that is hard to replicate, and with that a little more maintenance is needed when compared to vinyl.
The first thing to keep in mind is the moisture that the hardwood will be exposed to throughout its lifetime. For example, this option is not recommended for basements as the wood will absorb the water vapor from the ground beneath. There are ways to offset the moisture exposure by getting engineered hardwood or using a humidifier.
Hardwood is easier to scratch than vinyl, so you might want to take extra precautions when it comes to this type of flooring like putting protective pads at the bottom of your furniture.
Lastly, hardwood will generally come at a higher price than vinyl so your budget is also something to keep in mind when deciding what kind of flooring you want.
Hardwood flooring is a classic and the aesthetic appeal often outweighs the higher maintenance and price.
Like the living breathing tree the wood came from, hardwood can make your home come to life.