Every home is a little different in shape, style, and appearance, and every floor says a lot about the designer who planned it out. So, if you are a creative type and even if you are not creative, the real question is, “What kind of looks can be achieved with luxury vinyl flooring?

The basics

There are two basic luxury vinyl flooring styles with which you can work: tile and plank. Tiles are designed to look like ceramic, porcelain, stone, and brick tiles of various styles and shapes. These come in a wide variety of colors and are textured to reflect the tile type, after which they are styled.

There is also the option of luxury vinyl plank flooring. These planks are designed to imitate a wide range of hardwoods by both grain and coloring. They also vary in width so they can reflect either wide or narrow wood flooring. The most basic answer to the question is that this flooring can look like a wide range of wood or tile materials. As such, they open up a wide array of options for your home.

Can we get more creative?

Absolutely! You may already be thinking ahead to some of the things possible with luxury vinyl floors. For instance, many people find mixing and matching different styles and shades of plank flooring quite attractive. Others choose to alter row widths of the same material to create a distinct look. Still, others will offset wood at angles or create a border around the room's exterior to create a more formal appearance. Another very classy option is to place planks at a 90-degree angle to each other to create a kind of wicker pattern.

There are also options when it comes to a luxury vinyl tile. You can combine larger and smaller tiles to make a pattern or offset rows from one another to break up the straight lines. Like what people do with the planks, borders can be created with different colors or styles, and even a centerpiece can be made and other tiles formed around that central piece.

The final decision

Ultimately, the final decision is up to you. If you can envision a style with planks or tiles, we can most likely make it a reality on your floor. At Mainland Flooring, we serve the areas of Pleasantville, Linwood, Longport, Ocean City, and Margate, NJ; we’d love to serve you as well. Give us a call or stop by our Pleasantville showroom; one of our knowledgeable designers will be happy to help you plan out how you will use luxury vinyl flooring in your home.