It might not come as a surprise, but the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey are really into hardwood flooring. Maybe that’s because of the way history shines through with every plank, or maybe it’s because the rough, ruggedly natural look mirrors our home of Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area. Whatever the reason, it stands that hardwood flooring is one of – if not the most – recommended flooring option, whether that be in your home or business. However, there are downsides to the material, as there are with any, and there are other options that might be better suited for your unique needs. It might be a problem for others, but we believe in overcoming problems, which is why we are offering you the best of both worlds: the ability to have the benefits of something like vinyl plank flooring or laminate plank flooring alongside the look and touch of elegant hardwood flooring.
Just as Good as Hardwood Flooring
Don’t worry about the quality of whichever material you end up using, as either of the main hardwood substitutes, laminate or vinyl plank flooring, are going to look great and give you that hardwood feeling. Both of these materials have come a long way since they first showed up on the scene, so if you think you are going to be getting something akin to what you would see in a home from the 1970s, don’t be afraid. For one thing, they look and feel almost exactly like the real thing. Today, these materials are made with a series of layers, including a dense core that actually provides some cushion for your foot, unlike the laminate flooring of yesteryears. In addition, the layers act together to improve the life of the flooring, meaning once you lay these planks down, you will not have to worry about doing it again for some time.
Laminate and Vinyl Will Make Your Concerns Disappear
While laminate and vinyl plank flooring might come close to their more naturalistic cousin in look and feel, when it comes to versatility, they leave it behind in the dust. In particular, they handle water and everyday moisture problems so much better than regular hardwoods that it is impressive. The glue used in the bonding process to flatten all of the layers down is waterproof, so it will not come apart as the years (and water) come and go. This means you can put this anywhere, including places responsible families and business owners usually avoid placing hardwoods, namely the bathroom and the kitchen. For another thing, the materials themselves are often a great deal cheaper than hardwoods and a lot easier to install, since they can be placed on any surface. If installing any kind of flooring still feels like something beyond your skill or means, the professionals at Ozburn-Hessey are here to help, whether you’re looking to install hardwood, laminate, vinyl, or commercial carpet.
When all of these facts are taken together, it becomes clear that hardwood is not the only option for a non-carpeted floor, and in many ways, is the weaker choice. Luckily Ozburn-Hessey is here for all of you flooring needs, so call us today and we can get started!