Luxury vinyl tile from DCO Flooring in Leesburg, FL

Where could I install luxury vinyl tile?

Because of its high-end style, this flooring can be used in any room, from gathering spaces and play areas to utility rooms, like the kitchen, bath, or mudroom. It is so stylish, it's often a favorite among hotel and restaurant designers, and we're also seeing it in some of the more expensive homes.

The best of all worlds

Think of it as tile flooring with all the design options, functionality, and waterproof characteristics--but without the price tag and ultra-hard surface. Up until fairly recently, the only true waterproof product was tile. Gorgeous as it is, those hard falls can be problematic for those with kids, elderly residents, or those who are just prone to falling.

Luxury vinyl
falls somewhere in the middle. While it?s not a soft surface, like carpet, it?s also not rigid or difficult to stand on for any length of time. Remember, like tile it comes in a variety of colors and patterns and can be made to look like anything, including wood and stone. It can also be cut into groutable tile-sized pieces and is available in sheets or cut into planks.

Some people prefer the fewer grout lines of a plank for a more realistic stone look, and some are going with the current tile trend of bigger sizes. Ask your flooring retailer about luxury vinyl.

Textures are big this year

This is another way this vinyl tile answers the call. Embossing gives the luxury product depth, dimension, and textured appearances such as wire brushed, hand-scraped, weathered, or distressed. You can get all the latest trends, such as the currently hot reclaimed barn door look.

Other benefits include:

Easy care. Just sweep, preferably daily so dirt doesn't embed. Damp-mop with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. If you feel the floor needs more shine, talk to a flooring pro for advice; the waxy, shine-promoting products can dull.

It is also durable. While all vinyl is layered, this has an especially thick top clear wear sheet that protects against scratches, scuffs, and spills. Stains wipe off easily. Easy installation also adds to the affordability because it?s so DIY-friendly. The material ?floats? over existing subfloors and the pieces click and lock.

For more information, come into DCO Flooring?s Leesburg, FL showroom, serving The Villages, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Tavares, and Lady Lake.