I specify flooring for just about every project that I work on, focusing on the right product or type of material that will look great and prove to be a smart choice.
Luxury vinyl flooring has become really popular, and is proving to be a great solution for different areas of many recent projects. At a new construction residential project at Shell Point in Fort Myers, the client I’m working with opted to finish the floor in her entire one story home with 7” wide luxury vinyl plank in a warm gray/beige (with exception of tile in bathrooms). The results are great, with a nice flow throughout the home, and resilient flooring underfoot that feels soft but is super tough. It works very nicely as a backdrop in the family room, dining room, office and bedrooms, and will hold up well in high traffic areas like the kitchen, the entry hall, and corridors throughout the home.
For a renovation project of a very large basement space on Captiva Island In Florida, we’ve selected a 9” wide luxury vinyl plank in a soft brown oak finish. The floor will tie the room together and will create a warm and slightly rustic look. Combined with a coffered ceiling with shiplap boards stained to complement the floor, plus a custom designed bar and entertainment area, the effect will be casual yet very upscale. The 9” luxury vinyl plank is the perfect solution for a basement level room, allowing ease of maintenance and an economical approach, as opposed to hardwood, should there ever be issues due to the occasional threat of tropical storms or hurricanes in the area.
Back in New England, for recent new construction residential projects in Winchester, Arlington, and Lexington MA, I’ve been specifying 6″ wide luxury vinyl plank for finished basements (instead of carpet), or for laundry rooms (instead of tile). It’s proving to be a popular choice with buyers and families looking for a smart surface for basements that become playrooms, game rooms or media/entertainment areas, because it’s budget friendly and wears well, yet looks upscale.
The varied assortment of brands, colors, widths and lengths assures that there is something available for just about every type of preference. Luxury vinyl tile also provides a great option if clients are looking for a 12″ x 12″, 18″ x 18″ or 12″ x 24″ stone or ceramic tile look in a softer, low maintenance product.