I also knew I needed something durable. We put a pool in the backyard, which means we will have kids running in and out of the slider in wet swimsuits all day. I wanted something durable, but with the look of wood.
I started looking at my options. I looked at real wood, but I was worried about the area by the door getting warped from the wet foot traffic. I looked at laminate but had the same concerns, and I don’t love the hollow sound of laminate. I looked at the tile that looks like wood, but felt that it was too cold underfoot, and accoustically, tile makes the room noisy. Finally, I started looking at LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank.)
I grew up with vinyl floors but this is a totally different beast. LVP has the look and feel of real wood with the durability of vinyl. It’s more scratch-resistant than wood or laminate and many products are water-resistant.
I spent several days researching just about every LVP out there. I stumbled upon Modin’s Flooret product, and it was the best I could find in the genre.
Flooret comes in extra long planks to give a more natural wood look. It’s textured like wood, with a matte finish. And it comes in great modern colors. I ordered some samples to have a look.
Their samples ship free, and they are generously sized so you can really get a good look at the product.
The have a huge selection, but I narrowed it down to a few favorites. I wanted a lighter color than the brown bamboo we had in our last house, and something with a hint of gray.
Their product is THICK. It’s substantial and doesn’t require an underlayment. Some products have a cork backing as well.
And has anyone else tried LVP in their home? What has your experience been?