You don't have to sacrifice style to save money on flooring. New developments in flooring technology have resulted in choices that are both affordable and eye-catching. Below, the experts at Bargain Outlet, a home improvement store with 37 locations across Connecticut, Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania, discuss the latest trends in affordable flooring:
- Vinyl Tiles & Planks: No, this is not the vinyl you remember from your parents' bath and kitchen designs in the 1970s. For starters, it doesn't come in sheets, and instead, is offered in tile or plank form. More importantly, improved printing and photographic technologies allow this flooring to convincingly imitate the look and feel of flooring made with real wood or stone products. Vinyl tiles often cost a lot less than their wood or stone product counterparts and bring the added benefits of easy maintenance, durability, and high performance. This flooring is attractive enough to be used in any room of the house, but the natural water resistance of vinyl makes it especially well suited to spiff up your kitchen designs and bath.
- Laminate Planks: Laminate flooring mimics the look and texture of real wood, and it does so quite effectively. As far as appearance goes, it's slightly more authentic-looking than vinyl and has a warmer feel. It's also more pleasant to walk on than vinyl because it's thicker and incorporates more wood content. However, it doesn't have the moisture resistance of vinyl, which makes it a less suitable choice for the kitchen and bath.
Serving Connecticut, Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania, Bargain Outlet is an employee-owned home improvement center with a reputation for offering outstanding customer service. Whether you're looking for vinyl tiles for your bath or laminate planks for your living room, the store's product lineup is broad enough to ensure that you'll find exactly what you need. Visit the Bargain Outlet website to find a store near you. You can also call them at (860) 282-0262.