Luxury Vinyl Plank vs. Hardwood Flooring

If you’ve seen luxury vinyl flooring, you know it can look nearly identical to hardwood flooring. What you may not know is why some homeowners choose luxury vinyl plank flooring and others choose hardwood.

So what exactly is luxury vinyl? It’s certainly not the vinyl kitchen flooring many of us remember from childhood. That was typically sheet vinyl, which exists today (albeit in much more beautiful patterns and colors than in decades past), and it’s an entirely different product.

The Skinny on Hardwood Flooring: Which Width Works for You?

Ever stood in the hardwood flooring section of your local big-box home improvement store, looked at all the different widths of hardwood flooring, and suddenly remembered the lawn really needed to be mowed? You’re not alone. In fact, “What are the advantages of different hardwood flooring widths?” is one of the top questions homeowners ask us here at SMART Carpet and Flooring. Today, we’ll discuss each of the popular widths so you can determine which one would work best in your home.

Protect Your Hardwood Floors this Winter

The winter and holiday seasons are a great time to have family and friends over, but that also means that there will be extra feet and high heels scuffing up the floor. High foot traffic on wood floors can cause some homeowners anxiety and extra stress. Luckily, there are some preventative measures you can take to protect your hardwood floors during the holidays.

Best Type of Flooring to Install for People with Allergies

Did you know that more than 50% of the population has some form of an allergy? Many people don’t realize how big a role flooring can play in this, especially if you don’t already suffer from allergies.

Hardwood Floors Vs. Carpeting

The decision between hardwood floors and carpeting is a debate we hear frequently and the truth is, there are benefits to both. In almost every situation, the choice of flooring is decided more often on the type of use and personal taste and style. Since both hardwood floors and carpets are available in a number of different colors, shades, and styles, it’s easy to find an option suited for you no matter which type you settle on.

Matching New & Old Hardwood Floors

It’s no big surprise that although plenty of hardwood flooring alternatives exist, many homeowners still argue that there’s still nothing like the real thing. And, once you have hardwood installed somewhere in your house or workplace, it’s hard not to want it everywhere.