Floors are a necessary part of every Olathe home that require maintenance and cleaning. However, messy kids, rambunctious pets, or even just a busy schedule can make caring for your floors almost an impossible task. Thankfully, the experts at Floor Coverings International® of Overland Park offer a vast selection of affordable and easy-to-maintain floors that any homeowner would love – no matter their circumstance! Check out our list below to find a perfectly practical floor for your home.
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
The vinyl of today is nothing like what you may remember from your grandmother’s kitchen. Modern luxury vinyl comes in thick, interlocking tile or plank pieces and is manufactured to mimic natural forms of flooring like stone or hardwood. Homeowners are flocking to this material because it is easy to install, clean, and maintain. In fact, one of the main perks of luxury vinyl flooring is that it is 100% waterproof!
With luxury vinyl plank or tile, you can get the realistic look of hardwood or stone without worrying about water damage, pet accidents, or cooking spills. This allows you to get the hardwood look in any room – including the bathroom or basement – without worrying about damage. Cleaning luxury vinyl is easy, as it can be tended to with any regular vinyl-friendly cleaner. Since this floor comes in interlocking pieces, installation is a breeze – your new vinyl floor can be installed over existing flooring without having to tear it up!
Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are manmade products that can come in a variety of colors and patterns, including stone-look and wood-look. While tile installation is a little more tedious than vinyl installation, the long-term maintenance of your ceramic or porcelain floor will be easy. You can keep these floors clean with a regular sweeping and occasional mopping.
Like luxury vinyl, tile floors are highly water resistant and are suitable for any room in the home, no matter how moisture-prone. You won’t have to worry about denting or scratching a tile floor either, as ceramic and porcelain is very hard and dense. For a stylish look, consider going with wood-look tile. This ceramic or porcelain product is made to look like real wood, but it is much easier to maintain!
Carpet Tiles or Squares
Broadloom carpet requires some general maintenance to keep it looking fresh over the years. Even with the proper care, a carpet can’t last forever and will eventually wear down and need to be replaced. High-pile or cut-looped carpets like frieze or shag will show wear faster than looped pile carpets like Berber. Even Berber carpeting can stain, though, which can be a problem for homes with messy kids and pets.
For this reason, we love the idea of installing carpet tiles or squares in your home. Unlike broadloom carpet, carpet tiles come in individual glue-down pieces that can be removed if damaged or stained. Carpet tiles most commonly come in short, looped piles, making them already more resistant to wear and tear than many broadloom carpets. While carpet squares may not be as plush as broadloom carpet, they are much more durable and even allow for more design possibilities. These would be a great choice for basements or kid’s playrooms.
Get Started in Olathe Today
You don’t have to sacrifice style for practicality! Contact Floor Coverings International® of Overland Park to schedule your free, in-home design consultation and we’ll help you find the perfect practical floor for your Olathe home. We proudly serve Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood and surrounding areas.
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