You will need to know how to measure a room
for carpet in order to get a realistic idea of how much is required. It is one
of the first steps before shopping for carpet to install yourself or providing
installers with the needed dimensions. Making measurements most often applies
to broadloom wall-to-wall carpet. Measuring a basic square or oblong area is
easy, so long as you make allowances for doorways and entry stairs.
Tools and Supplies You Will Need
Measuring tape or a laser distance
Calculator or calculator app
Paper and writing instrument,
or note-taking app
Graph paper and a pencil, if
you choose to draw your layout
Most measuring tasks are easier done with
two people if you are using a measuring tape. You can do it solo if you are
using a laser distance measurer.
Measure Room Width and Length
Lay your tape measure against
the wall at one end of your room, and then extend it to the opposite wall. Or,
use a laser distance measurer to find the measurement between the two walls.
Note this number as the length.
Do the same for the other two
walls in the opposite direction. Note this number as the width.
If your room is L-shaped, measure it as two
separate rooms. Measure the long portion of the L as one room and the short
portion of the L as another room.
Closets should be measured as their own
Measure Carpet for Stairs
When measuring an area that leads to stairs
going down (such as a hallway or landing), be sure to measure around the nosing
(the ledge at the top of the stairs). Hold your tape measure against the
opposite wall (or halfway into a doorway), and wrap it all the way around the
nosing until it touches the back (riser) of the stair below. Your carpet will need
to be this measurement in order to wrap around the nosing.
Measuring for the stairs themselves
involves special considerations such as the shape, size, and configuration of
the stairs, as well as the direction of the pile and pattern motifs (if applicable).
Calculating Square Footage
You now have the measurements needed, with
allowances for doorways and appropriate measurements for stairs included, to
calculate the square footage of the room. Multiply the width of the room by the
length of the room. Note this total.
Add a Little Extra
Once you have taken your measurements, you
should always add a little extra to your requirements. This allows for walls
that are not perfectly straight and gives you a bit of a safety net. When
measuring, add about 3 inches to each piece of carpet you will need.
Find the Ideal Carpet for Your Home
Installing new carpet and not sure how much
you need? Our Carpet Calculator will help you estimate the material and
man-hours necessary to get the job done. Carpet replacement is a big job. With
so many options to choose from, the process can be overwhelming. Below, we’ll
break down some top considerations for choosing the best carpet for your home
Carpet by Construction
Berber/loop carpet features large, uncut
loops of fiber typically made from wool, nylon or olefin. Dense and highly
stain resistant, this type is not recommended for homes with pets as their
claws can snag fibers.
Shag/frieze is a durable, twisted,
short-pile construction ideal for high-traffic areas. This is a popular
commercial carpet option as its fibers curl in different directions and hide
Pattern carpet offers a combination of cut
and loop pile, allowing for more texture and pattern options. The pattern looks
as if it’s been cut into the carpet and usually features several tones from the
same color family.
Plush carpet has a closely packed yarn
construction that offers a soft, smooth surface that’s ideal for formal
settings. Drawbacks include visible footprints and other markings.
Textured carpet offers a soft feel with a
tight construction that helps resist soiling. Textured is the most popular
living room carpet as it holds up to wear and tear.
Carpet tile, available in glue-down or
peel-and-stick options, is made with an adhesive backing that allows for easy
How to fit your carpet
Clear the room: make sure all
furniture has been removed and any ornaments on mounted shelves etc. are also
removed. The clearer the room, the quicker the fitting.
Arrange the fitting: Choose a
convenient time of the day for you. Try to be there, if you can. Otherwise try
to have someone you trust, just to oversee the job.
Check whether the fitter will
take up your old carpet and underlay. This may be a chargeable service.
Remove the old carpet if
Vacuum the old carpet to cut down on dust
Use a pair of pliers to pull up the edge of the carpet, near any wall.
Use a utility knife to slice the carpet into manageable strips
Pull up the underlay with the carpet if you can. It may be stapled, but can be easily removed.
Roll the carpet as you go along
Place the rolled carpet out of the room
Clean the floor with a vacuum or brush in order to remove any leftover debris
Before shopping for carpet, it is important
to set a budget and consider all costs involved. Walking into a couple stores
and comparing cost per square foot will not provide the full picture. For
accurate comparison shopping, it is important to know the estimated square
footage of the room(s) to be carpeted, the cost of padding and installation, as
well as any additional fees the retailers charge.
Measure The Space
The basic formula for Area is Length x
Width. Turn odd areas into rectangles by multiplying the largest dimensions in
Rolls come in 12’ widths, so rooms with one
dimension smaller than 12’ are easy to estimate. For example, in an 15’ x 11’
room, you will need 15 linear feet from a 12’ roll. Although you will only use
165 square feet (15×11) you will have to purchase 180 square feet (15 x 12).
For rooms where both dimensions are more
than 12’, estimating becomes more complicated. If your room is 18’ x 22’, 22
linear feet of a 12’ roll will leave a 6’ strip uncovered. Although you could
easily figure cut pieces to fill in the strip, the result may be less than
attractive. The goal in installing carpet is to end up with as few seams as
possible. Also, if you have a textured or patterned carpet, matching the
pattern at the seams is vital for a polished look and may result in additional
Leave the layout to the professionals. For
the purpose of setting a budget and keeping salespeople honest, the rule of
thumb is to figure the square footage of the room(s) and add 10% (multiply by
1.10). While the actual figure may be closer to the actual measurements or as
much as 20% more, 10% arms you with a good estimate.
Don’t forget to include closets when you
measure. And also, keep in mind that some carpet is still priced and sold by
the yard. One square yard equals nine square feet. (3’x3’). To figure the
amount of square yardage you need, divide the square footage by nine. And to
convert a per-square-yard price to square feet, divide by nine.
Padding & Installation Expenses
Padding and installation may not be the
beautiful, exciting part of the process, but they are vital to a successful
carpet purchase. For more details as to why, refer to the padding and
installation sections. Padding ranges from $.30 to $.60 per square foot, and
installation adds another $.50 per square foot.
Some retailers will discount pads and/or
square footage and may even offer one or more for free, but they are probably
making up for it in product cost. When comparing prices between retailers,
figure the total cost of carpet for your estimated square footage, then add the
cost of padding and installation so you can compare apples to apples.
At each place where you shop, ask about
additional fees. Even after accounting for carpet, padding and installation,
there may be more costs before reaching the bottom line. Shops commonly charge
separately for carpet removal, dumping, product delivery and transition strips,
for example, and trim like quarter round or base molding may need to be replaced.
Subfloor issues can also add costs to a
flooring project. Consider having your floor inspected, especially if certain
areas protrude or sag under foot.
Beware of deals that seem too good to be
true. Companies that promise to carpet “any room” for an incredibly low price
may charge far higher than average prices for additional rooms or for rooms
larger than 10’ x 10’. Read all terms carefully.
Carpet cost based on
durability and living situation
Maybe you don’t know what carpet material
you’re going to buy yet. If that’s the case, you still know where the carpet
will be installed and what you need out of it. Here are estimates on carpet
prices based on different situations:
Apartment or rental: $1.00 sq.ft. ($9
Low-grade home: $1.50 sq.ft. ($14 sq.yd.)
Durable home: $4.50 sq.ft. ($40 sq.yd.)
Luxury home: $10 sq.ft. ($90 sq.yd.)
*these prices are for carpet only. padding
and installation not included (these fees are covered below)
I could dedicate an article to each
“situation” above, but it would bore you. Let’s cover a few highlights and assumptions on each
Apartments and rentals’
typically will go with an inexpensive carpet for two reasons: it allows them to
replace the carpet more often for new tenants, and it makes it less of a risk
if a tenant damages the carpet.
Apartment and rentals’ can get
their square footage price closer to $0.50 per square foot with bulk orders and
Low-grade home’ carpet is great
for temporary situations, tight budgets, or rooms that aren’t used often. In
high traffic areas, it will only last a couple of years. But if it’s a guest
bedroom, it will last a long time since foot traffic is what destroys carpet.
Durable home’ carpet is for the
typical homeowner. They want a carpet that keeps its new appearance as long as
possible. You can spend up to $10 sq.ft. here, but when you start going above
$6-7 sq.ft., you start paying a lot for little improvement in durability.
Luxury home’ is when you want a
carpet that stands out. These carpets are often made of natural materials like
Cut Pile Carpet
Cut pile carpets cost $1 to $12 per square
foot. The name describes a process where the woven loops are all cut to the
same height and tufted at the ends. The resulting appearance is dense and soft.
This type includes four subcategories:
Saxony or Plush: The most
common type, this looks like a freshly-mowed lawn. It’s subject to fluffing or
shedding, however, so it may last 5 to 10 years longer in low-traffic areas.
Textured Saxony: This style
features twists to create a permanent curl and resist lines and wear. It’s
great for medium-to-high-traffic areas.
Frieze: This yarn twists more
tightly than textured Saxony, so it actually curls over. It creates a durable
product that resists lines and works well in high-traffic areas.
Cable: Known for its thicker
and longer yarn, this carpet offers the softest comfort. However, it is subject
to wear and matting, making it practical for low-traffic areas.Loop Pile Carpet
Loop pile carpet runs $1 to $5 per square
foot. This style features uncut yarn. It is commonly used in high-traffic areas
of homes and businesses. Since the loops connect to the backing on both ends,
it is incredibly durable and resistant to lines. Products may include:
multicolored threads to hide
dirt and stains
low-and-high-profile areas to
add texture and concealment
Get a Rough Estimate of
Replacement Flooring Costs
calculatoronhouseThere are 5 steps to
getting an approximate idea of how much a new floor will cost. They will help
you form a rough estimate on the replacement cost for a new floor. At the same
time as calculating a rough estimate for yourself we recommend getting a free
quote from a trustworthy professional installer as a comparison guide.
Step 1: Determine the Total Square Footage
Since all types of flooring are sold by the
square foot or square yard, knowing how large the area is that you want to
cover is the first step. You’ll need a tape measure to determine square footage.
If you have a blueprint that shows dimension, it will save you from having to
make the measurements.
Measure rooms one at a time. It’s easiest
to measure rectangles, so if you have an “L-shaped” room, divide it into 2
rectangles and measure them separately. The length of the rectangle multiplied
by the width equals the square footage. For example, a room, or section of a
room, that is 20 feet long and 12 feet wide produces this formula: 20 x 12 =
240 square feet. If the flooring you are purchasing is sold by the yard, divide
the square feet by 9. So, 240 square feet / 9 = 26.667 square yards.
Add up the square footage from all the
rooms or room sections. That number will be the total square footage being
Step 2: Add 5% for Waste
Trimming the flooring will produce waste.
Most manufacturers recommend 5% for waste. If you’re installing the floor
yourself and don’t have experience, you might consider adding 10% for waste.
So, if the total square feet to be covered is 1,200, multiple by 1.05 for 5%
waste and 1.10 for 10% waste.
1,200 x 1.05 = 1,260
1,200 x 1.10 = 1,320
Step 3: Know the Price Per Square Foot for
As you’re shopping for floor covering, make
notes on the price of the materials. The most common types of flooring material
include carpeting, vinyl and linoleum flooring, natural stone flooring, solid
hardwood, engineered stone flooring and laminate flooring. They range in cost
from less than $2 per square foot for cheap vinyl, ceramic tile and carpet to
over $8 per square foot for exotic wood and natural stone flooring.
Step 4: Know the Price of Installation
You’ve got to get floor replacement
estimates from local flooring contractors to find out the price of installation
per square foot. The cheapest flooring to install is carpet and laminate. Vinyl
and wood flooring are in the middle. Ceramic tile, stone and concrete are the
Get several estimates to find the lowest
prices in your area. If you use an estimate service, the contractors are
pre-screened and their bids are usual very competitive because they know you
are getting more than one.
Step 5: Put it All Together
Multiply material cost and installation
cost by the square footage and add them together.
For example, let’s say you’re going to hire
home flooring pros to install your new carpet rather than installing it
yourself. Here’s how this looks when you’ve got 1,200 square feet to cover:
1,200 x 1.05 = 1,260 square feet of
Average price of carpet per square foot:
1,260 square feet of carpet x $4.50 =
$5,670 for material
Installation of 1,200 square feet x $1.50
per square foot = $1,800 for installation.
Material plus installation, or $5,670 +
$1,800 = $7,470
In our illustration, to cover 1,200 square
feet with average carpet at average installation costs, you’d pay $7,470. If
the flooring installer is going to remove old flooring and dispose of it, there
may be additional costs for those services.
How to Choose Your Carpet
There are many considerations that go into the
selection of a carpet. While color, pattern, and style are certainly part of
the selection process, there are other things to consider as well.
If you own pets, you may want
to look at carpeting that can be easily cleaned or that is stain-resistant.
Small children or busy
households may also require stain-resistant carpeting, as well as
stain-resistant carpet pads.
Material is another
consideration. Both natural fibers and synthetic are available, and both will
wear differently over time.
The height (or, depth) of the
carpet is another thing to consider. Lower naps and Berber carpets are easier
to keep clean, last longer, and don’t show as much wear. However, carpets with
a deeper nap may be more comfortable underfoot.
If the carpeting will be in
direct sunlight, you will want to look for a UV-resistant brand to help prevent
If the carpeting will be near
an entrance, stain-resistant fibers can help prevent discoloration over time.
YOUR GUIDE TO CARPET SELECTION: WHAT YOU
SHOULD KNOW BEFORE CARPET FLOORING
When you think of carpet types, it usually
means the carpet material that is the most distinguishing element. There are
majorly four types of carpet fibres:
• Nylon: This
material is also the most durable and popular. It is known for its capability
to resist soil and stay the same for many years. For high traffic rooms, this
is the best kind that you should look for.
• Polyester: These have wonderful colours and textures. Known for having luxurious looks. It is harder to clean and less durable than nylon. It can be best used in low traffic areas or houses without kids and pets.
• Olefin: It is known for being inexpensive fibre, not as resilient as nylon. It might be damaged with excess exposure to sunlight. Often selected for high traffic sections like play areas.
• Wool: The appealing factor will be its resilience for stains, dirt, and dust. It is quite expensive as the fibre is durable and strong.
HOW CAN YOU
DETERMINE THE QUALITY OF THE CARPET?
It’s better to know what entails a quality
carpet material. Ask the salesperson these qualities before finalizing the
• Face weight: This is
usually the weight of the carpet measured in ounces. Check for all the factors
along with the weight to determine the quality of the material.
• Density: It is determined by the thickness of the fibre and how they are packed together. A density rating of 2000 or more is what you should be looking for.
• Carpet twist number: This refers to several times the strands are twisted together when you measure it within the one-inch length of the fibre.
• Warranties: It is very important to understand what the manufacturer is offering in the name of warranties. Check for exclusions and texture retention in your warranty.
• Carpet style: Your
carpet style plays an influential role in its performance. The styles include
Saxony, frieze or cut-and-loop.
How to Choose Carpet Color
If you’re not sure what color of carpet to
pick for your bedroom, living room, or hallways, fret not! Go with a dark shade
to make the room seem warm and cozy or pick a light color to make the room
Picking Your Perfect Shade
Choose a light, neutral shade to make your
space appear bigger. If you’re upgrading a small
room, consider using a light-toned, neutral shade of carpet. This looks great
in traditional homes and light carpet provides a sense of luxury. Attractive
light shades include taupe and sand.
You can also select beige, tan, or light grey carpet for a warm, comfortable option.
This is a good choice for living rooms and offices, for instance.
Pick a dark-colored carpet to make the room look
modern and comfy. In general, dark carpets make rooms look
smaller and cozy. This is a great idea if you prefer a modern style and want
your space to look warm and inviting.
For instance, pick out charcoal, dark brown, or slate-gray colored carpet for a trendy bedroom or living room carpet color.
Choose a multi-colored carpet if you want to
hide dirt and stains. If you have children or pets,
you may be worried about them tracking footprints or leaving crumbs behind. In
this case, select carpeting that has 2-3 different tones. This way, the stains
or marks will be less noticeable.
For example, go with a dark brown, medium brown, and tan blend to cover your living room floors. This way, you won’t notice pet hair, dirt, or debris as easily.
Select a brightly-colored carpet to create a personalized space. While colorful carpet is not for everyone, it’s a great way to add a unique touch to your space. Pick a blue, green, pink, or red carpet if you want to customize your bedroom, studio, children’s rooms, playroom, or den.
Keep in mind that this may make your home harder to resell down the line, as not everyone loves colored carpet.
you want to add some color but don’t want to commit to the entire floor, go
with a neutral carpet and decorate with bright area rugs, throw pillows, and
THE OPTIONS – PILE FIBRE
Wool – Generally used for high-quality
carpets, you’ll pay more for natural materials, but you’ll get a great looking
floor covering that is made from sustainable fibre, is resilient and highly
durable. It gets top marks for insulation, too – good for reducing heat loss
and noise – and retains its appearance remarkably well. Wool also feels
beautiful and soft underfoot!
Wool-mix – Some consider a mix of 80% wool,
20% man-made fibres (such as polyamide or polyester), as the best combination
for an all-purpose carpet.
Polypropylene – This man-made carpet fibre is
a popular choice, because it’s hardwearing and resistant to stains. It can be
cleaned using a part-bleached cleaning solution, although always check with the
manufacturer or retailer first. However, Polypropylene is flammable and not
Polyamide (also known as nylon) – Available in
a wider range of hues and vibrant clear colours that can’t be reproduced in
wool. A good all-rounder for family homes, good-quality polyamide or nylon
carpets come with built-in stain-resistant treatments and score high marks for
Why Carpet is the Best Choice for Bedrooms
The debate between carpet and hardwood is
alive and well, with hardwood seeing an increase in popularity in recent years.
However, there are some places in the home that are just better suited to a soft
floor covering than a hard one. One of the best examples of this is the
bedroom. For most people, the bedroom is a cozy sanctuary from the bustle and
activity of the rest of the home. The softness, quiet, and warmth of carpet
often make it the best flooring option for this private oasis.
Most people tend to prefer quiet when trying
to sleep. No one wants to be woken up by the sound of someone else clomping
through the bedroom. Carpet is quieter to walk on than hard flooring, and it
helps to mask the sound of a partner walking around the room. This can be
especially beneficial when partners have different schedules. Also, carpet
absorbs sound—while hard flooring reflects it—reducing the noise of speech and
Warmer, Softer Step
Most people don’t enjoy waking up to an alarm
every morning and having to leave the warmth of a bed. But it can make matters
worse when your first steps are made into a cold, hard floor. By contrast,
carpet provides a nice transition between the comfort of the bed and the
reality of facing another day. At the end of the day, when your feet are tired
and sore and you retreat to your bedroom, it’s nice to have a soft, cushioned
feel underfoot. The softness of the carpet can be intensified by choosing a high-quality
The Safer Choice
Slips can happen easily, particularly if
you’re half asleep. Stumbling to the bathroom in the middle of the night when
you’re not quite awake could be hazardous on a hard, slippery floor. For kids’
rooms and nurseries, carpet is the logical choice. Young children are more
prone to falling out of bed and will benefit from a softer landing place. And
for babies who are crawling or learning to walk, carpet is much softer on the
knees and much more forgiving during crash landings.
Easier to Breathe
With all the time people spend in the
bedroom—albeit much of it sleeping—air quality is an important consideration,
especially for people with asthma and allergies. Numerous studies over the past
several decades have shown that carpet reduces the number of allergens in the
air as compared to hard flooring. Carpet prevents allergens from becoming
airborne by trapping them in the fibers of the carpet, helping to keep them out
of the air and out of your lungs. Vacuuming the carpet then removes the trapped
A Possible Compromise
If you’re having trouble going one way or the
other, perhaps the best solution is a compromise. You can reap many of the
benefits of carpeting by using an area rug to cover a hard flooring in the
bedroom. It’s best to have a large area rug that goes under the bed and extends
beyond the bed on all exposed sides. If you prefer small rugs, create cozy
spaces by placing a rug at each side of the bed (for stepping onto when getting
in and out of bed in bare feet) as well as in front of a bench or other seating
or dressing areas in the room.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Carpet
Stains in carpet
Are you covering up carpet stains with
furniture and rugs when carpet cleaning fails to remove them? If your house is
starting to resemble a minefield, it’s time for a carpet replacement. Most
carpets come with a stain-resistant finish, but over time, the treatment fades
and eventually leaves the carpet unprotected.
Wear and tear on carpet
Has your carpet seen better days? Are you
putting rugs all over it to cover rips and tears, or rearranging furniture to
cover defects? Are your kids scared to lay on it? Matted carpet, tears and
significant wear on the main walkways are major signs your carpet is on its
If you own a pet or haven’t cleaned in a
while, you may notice a lingering smell on your carpet, but the odor should be
gone or noticeably diminished after a proper cleaning. If it doesn’t, this
means that the odor has penetrated deep into the carpet fibers, the carpet pad
or the subfloor, and it may even indicate mold and mildew growth.
Condition of carpet padding
Carpet padding is like the pillow under the
case, the carpet is nothing but a layer of fabric without the padding. It helps
support the carpet, working as a foundation and making it comfortable to walk
and lay on. It buffers sounds and keeps a room quieter and even improves
Increased allergy symptoms
Often, older carpets catch and retain more
allergens and particulate matter, which may cause your allergies to act up. If
you notice an increase in allergies, one source may be your older carpet.
To find the depth of a vinyl plank you need to account for
the protective wear layer, core, and the backing. To better evaluate your
options you’ll need a basic understanding of how companies assemble vinyl
planks. In-depth videos and diagrams explaining the process are available
What’s a Wear Layer?
The wear layer lies between the printed design and urethane
finish. This layer is a key factor of how well your floors will hold up over
Cores and Bottom Layers
Some luxury vinyl planks have a solid wood plastic composite
core or WPC. WPC does not contain actual wood. Instead, it’s made up of wood
flour fused with thermoplastic and calcium carbonates. This type of flooring is
free of phthalates and safer for your family.
When shopping for vinyl plank; look at the warranty, core
construction, wear level, and attached underlayment before making a final
decision. Planks with added cushioning are warmer and quieter. Some products
also feature built-in vapor barriers within the underlayment.
What mm thickness do I choose when I buy vinyl flooring?
Vinyl Flooring Thickness
Vinyl flooring comes in thicknesses ranging from 2mm to
8mm+. The biggest factor to keep in mind is that the thickness does not
determine durability – the wear layer does. With that said, the thickness is an
important factor to consider.
Type of Vinyl
With new advances in the vinyl industry, there are several
types of vinyl floors that will impact your decision when it comes to thickness
and durability. There are basic LVT’s and there are new, engineered vinyls.
Floors with an engineered rigid core construction will have a more
dimensionally stable core than a standard LVT.
Type of Subfloor
Your subfloor is also a very important part of choosing the
thickness as well. If you have an even concrete subfloor, you can get a thinner
vinyl flooring. This is because your subfloor is sturdy enough that you don’t
need the extra support. However, if you subfloor is a thin, creaking hardwood,
you should opt for the thicker vinyl for added stability and support.
Vinyl Flooring Wear Layer
The durability of vinyl plank flooring is determined by the
wear layer. When shopping for vinyl plank flooring, pay also attention to the
wear layer. Just like the thickness, the thicker the wear layer, the more
durable the floor will be. Make sure to choose features of the flooring that’s
right for you and your application, using the same questions posed above.
Vinyl Flooring Buying Guide
Why Vinyl Tile Flooring?
You’re missing out if you haven’t seen the latest
advancements in vinyl tile flooring. Vinyl tile today is nothing like it was a
decade ago. Today’s vinyl tile has the look and feel of real ceramic or stone
tile, for a more economical price. This is why the popularity of vinyl tile
continues to grow. The tile is waterproof, which means it can be placed
anywhere in the house.
Why Vinyl Plank Flooring?
Vinyl plank is for you if you’re looking for an economical
and durable alternative to hardwood floors. This flooring method has improved
over the years to realistically mimic different varieties of colors and types
of wood. Manufacturers have also taken steps to improve on how the planks feel,
with added detail to its texture.
Why Sheet Vinyl Flooring?
Like vinyl tile and vinyl plank, sheet vinyl has also
improved greatly over the years. Makers have created a flooring method that
offers an accurate representation of its alternatives made from real wood or
CONSIDER THIS WHEN CHOOSING A VINYL FLOOR
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY VINYL FLOOR?
All our vinyl floors are made to withstand all the trials of
daily life. The wear-resistant surface protects against both nicks and
scratches, is water tight and prevents stains from, for example, food spills.
Just make sure you clean it – which is incredibly easy – so you’ll maintain a
beautiful and practical floor for many years.
CAN I MIX AND MATCH DIFFERENT VINYL FLOORS?
Our many design choices mean you can mix and match however
you like for interesting creations that suit your tastes. Choosing different
floors that match is a simple way to create both harmony and variation in your
WHICH VINYL FLOOR DESIGN SHOULD I CHOOSE?
One of the best things about vinyl floors is the impressive
variety of stiles to choose from – all with the same great qualities. This
means you never need to worry about a design influencing where the floor can be
laid. The only thing to consider is creating the harmony you desire. We offer
both clean and more rustic vinyl floors with the appearance of wood or stone.
See how they all look in our floor guide.
THE LUXURY VINYL FLOORING BUYING GUIDE
What is Luxury Vinyl Tile?
Luxury vinyl tile is a vinyl-based flooring material that is
designed to mimic the look and feel of various materials such as wood, stone or
ceramic. While it may seem unlikely to have luxury and vinyl in the same
sentence, LVT is actually a high-end vinyl material, made better through
technology. It’s good enough that it is now used widely in luxury homes and
Vinyl Flooring Buying Guide
There isn’t really much of a difference when it comes to the
basic composition of luxury vinyl tiles. Some manufacturers may infuse another
material in the bottom backing layer but most stick to either vinyl on its own
or a mixture of vinyl and limestone.
Luxury Vinyl Tile Cost
Ordinary vinyl is one of the cheapest flooring materials
available. You can get a square foot for as little as a dollar or even less for
vinyl sheets. This is one reason why vinyl was so popular until it was
overtaken by laminate flooring.