3 Reasons to Look at a Wide Plank Vinyl Floor Today
Affordable and Unique
Wide plank flooring is a common design term in the industry. Its origin stems from original wide plank pine flooring, first installed along the Eastern Seaboard hundreds of years ago. Since then, style preferences, design trends and manufacturing capabilities have come a long way.
Today, homeowners, designers, architects and construction professionals are looking for new ways to create the look of a wide plank floor. Sometimes this is driven by a need to identify a more economical solution, to meet the needs of a particular installation environment or to serve the commercial market.
Wide plank vinyl flooring delivers the trifecta of customer satisfaction – affordability, unique designs and high-quality construction, both inside and out.
The “affordability” of a wide plank floor can be measured multiple ways, starting with the initial purchase price the moving through installation and long term maintenance and repair. Wide plank vinyl flooring offers many benefits in this respect.
- 50% less than your average Hardwood floor
- Can be installed over existing subfloors such as plywood or concrete, and can be installed on radiant heat*
- Can be installed over other existing flooring like tile, resilient flooring, marble and other surfaces
- Virtually maintenance free for the life of the product; just sweep and mop on occasion to keep it clean
- Built to last – average life span of a high quality wide plank vinyl floor is 20 years
When you consider the lower cost, average lifespan, lower maintenance costs and installation flexibility, it makes a good argument for the affordability of a wide plank vinyl floor.
Vinyl flooring is very resistant to dirt and water, and it’s one of the few flooring types that can be installed directly over the subfloor—or over a previous vinyl or linoleum installation—without requiring demolition first. It is also one of the best choices for installing on a floor with a lot of cracks or excessive movement.
Wide plank vinyl flooring has been on the market since 1933 when vinyl made its big debut at the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago. Today, it is the second most popular floor covering in the industry, accordingly to Floor Covering Weekly. One of the reasons vinyl flooring is so popular, is due to the details designed into the floor. These details vary based on the manufacturer, but the Torlys Everwood collection features specific characteristics that puts it several steps ahead of other products on the market.
- Incredibly realistic designs that use the rich character of oak flooring as a canvas
- Authentic visualization of grain, pattern, texture and color
- 12 unique colors to help achieve any desired look
- Carefully designed to minimize duplication of the flooring characteristics throughout an entire floor
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High Quality Construction
Not all wide plank vinyl flooring is created equal. There is a big disparity in cost in the market, which is a reflection of the difference in overall quality between products. This can be confusing to consumers as they try to navigate options and make a selection. If you are a smart shopper, you want to look at the key “ingredients” to a high quality wide plank vinyl floor to understand how this impacts the overall cost, and determine which options are better for you. The Torlys Everwood collection features unique characteristics indicative of high quality construction and design.
- Wide Plank vinyl flooring in variety of colors
- Floating construction for easy install, no glue or nail required
- Ultra-thick .5mm (20 mils) wear layer for ultimate wear resistance
- Protected with TORLYS scratch resistant coating
- Superior cleanability and stain resistance
- Warranted for 25 years of residential and 10 years of commercial use
Choosing a wide plank vinyl floor entirely based on a lower price, can have dire consequences on the beauty, durability and lifetime cost of ownership for the floor.
We hope this information helps educate you on the reasons why vinyl plank flooring is becoming more popular, and some of the more important design considerations to ensure you make the right choice. High quality vinyl plank flooring can help elevate the luxury feel of a space and maintain the integrity of a specific design vision.
If you are looking for more information, browse all the styles of wide plank vinyl flooring today or contact us with any questions.