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Is it Time for a Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring Makeover?

Children coloring and playing on durable Mohawk VersaTech floors.

From muddy paws and wet boots to kitchen accidents and plumbing disasters, if your floor isn’t waterproof, your home is vulnerable to potentially expensive damage. If you’re thinking about a home makeover, why not start with waterproof flooring? Today’s luxury vinyl tile flooring offers the beauty of hardwood and tile with superior waterproof performance. Here are a few things to consider before your next flooring makeover.

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LVT for Living Rooms, Bedrooms, and Hallways

It’s common to purchase a home with soft flooring in living rooms, hallways, and bedrooms. If you currently have carpet in these areas, you may be tempted to think replacing it with more carpet is your best option. But think again!

From new padding to installation accessories and the cost of labor, it may not save you any money. And, while top-performing carpets may be water resistant, your padding is still vulnerable—an accident could mean ripping up the carpet all over again! If you have kids, pets, or you frequently host, it may be time to consider hard surface flooring like LVT.

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Basements, Kitchens, and Bathrooms

Your friendly retailer will likely recommend LVT flooring for any homeowner looking for affordable, water-resistant flooring that doesn’t compromise on style. But for moisture-prone rooms like basements, kitchens, and bathrooms, it’s a must.

If you’re considering a renovation project, you have the opportunity to choose a flooring product that’s waterproof and stylish! Why not choose luxury vinyl tile flooring? It is waterproof, the vinyl planks are easy to install over concrete, and it’s resistant to scuffs and scratches.

Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring Installation

While LVT is relatively quick and easy to install, there are a few things you need to do to before your installers arrive to ensure that the installation goes smoothly:

  • Remove all furniture and appliances from the room, including wall and doorway trim, and undercut any door casings.

  • Take care of any repairs to the subfloors before installing new flooring; make sure the flooring surface is clean, flat, dry and free of debris.

  • If you're renovating the space, be sure to have your cabinets installed before installing luxury vinyl—don’t install cabinets on top of the flooring.

  • Your luxury vinyl floors need to acclimate to the new environment for 48 hours, so you should have new flooring delivered to your home at least two days before installation.

  • Always examine your new flooring for damage or defects before installation and be sure to read the approved installation instructions and warranty information.

Now, sit back and let professional installers take care of the rest!

Beautiful and Built to Last

Mohawk Luxury vinyl tile flooring is built to endure just about everything from parties and spilled drinks to muddy footprints and pet paws. It resists scratches, scuffs and water damage completely.

Not to mention, when friends come over, they will comment on your floors! Your friends will love how LVT looks and feels like real wood flooring. In fact, some will need to be convinced that it isn’t real hardwood!

Does luxury vinyl tile flooring sound like the perfect choice for your home? Visit your local Mohawk retailer to get started on your next flooring makeover project!