High end vinyl flooring | Luxury vinyl in Westchester

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high end luxury vinylLuxury vinyl plank and tile is a high end vinyl that looks like real hardwood or tile.  Unlike sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl comes in individual pieces - either large tiles (w/ grout lines) or long planks like wood.  Because they are individual pieces, they look real and most have embossing, so that they have ridges to mimic the look and feel of hardwood graining or natural stone.


There are many advantages to high end luxury vinyl:

1.  Luxury vinyl looks and feels real - The material looks incredible.  Most customers are surprised at how good it looks and how real it feels.  Unlike laminate flooring, which is a floating floor, high end luxury vinyl adheres and glued directly to the floor.  So, it also feels real when you walk on it and it doesn't make that tinny noise nor move underneath your feet like laminate flooring does.


luxury vinyl plank2.  Luxury vinyl is waterproof and very durable - Yes, they are perfect for areas that tend to get water or moisture such as a kitchen, bathroom, basement, entryway or even a retail store or restaurant.


3.  Luxury vinyl is flexible, so it can work well on floors that are uneven - I come across many floors in westchester that are either sloped or uneven and for these types of floors, it's difficult to install tile or laminate on them as they can crack.  But, luxury vinyl can flex and go over the slopes and valleys that your floor may have.  You do need to do some floor prep, but the luxury vinyl can tolerate discrepancies much better than other surfaces.



high end luxury vinyl alterna4.  Luxury vinyl is easy to clean - It's easy to cleans spills and dirt off of high end vinyl.  And, any all purpose cleaner will work.


5.  Luxury vinyl is warmer on your feet than tile - Tile extracts more heat, so it feels much colder.


As the name implies, high end luxury vinyl is not cheap.  It's a high quality material that will last much longer than most other surfaces, and it does require skilled labor.  But, if you have a wavy floor, it will usually be less expensive than installing tile (or even hardwood).  And, you won't need to worry about it if you have a flood or water damage.


High end vinyl flooring/luxury vinyl tile and plank is a wonderful option for a nice look with high durability.

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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Ginny - Yes, it's pretty remarkable.  And, I had a similar experience on Friday.  It really looks great.

Dec 30, 2012 09:21 PM #8
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie, a great option for kitchens and bathrooms. The look and durability factors are worth the value. G+1'd!

Dec 30, 2012 09:27 PM #9
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

It looks like a perfect alternative to wood flooring in kitchen or living area esp if you have a few pets and young children.

Dec 30, 2012 09:46 PM #10
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

If you can afford the fare and vinyl serves the purpose then go for it. Maybe you could do a post on reclaimed wood that has been made into flooring?

Dec 30, 2012 10:20 PM #11
Bob Zorechak - ABR, GRI, e-PRO
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan - Morristown, NJ
Sells Homes in Morris/Somerset/Hunterdon Cos., NJ

Had no idea vinyl flooring has come that far. I may have seen it before and did not realize it. Something to keep in mind.

Thanks for such an informatibve post.

Dec 30, 2012 10:34 PM #12
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Thank you Debbie. I must say this was an education for me. When I think vinyl. I think cheap and ugly.   I need to upgrade my knowledge of luxury vinyl at my local flooring vendors. We don't see a lot of vinyl in Arizona and when we do, it is not in the luxury market. So I need go investigate further. 

Dec 30, 2012 10:36 PM #13
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Debbie. I always appreciate high end vinyl. There are so any ceramic floor snobs, I'll never get it. When you drop something on ceramic it's done, on vinyl you have a chance and it's easier on the feet and legs. Great post. Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2012 10:44 PM #14
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

I have not seen much of these products in my area, but I am sure that people would be happy if they knew that they existed

Dec 30, 2012 11:08 PM #15
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Debbie - luxury vinyl is an amazing product and it looks just like the real thing only it's waterproof. As usual you give compelling examples of why this product is a great choice for homes and companies alike. Congrats on the feature and I know there will be many more to come in 2013! I hope to catch up with you soon! Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Dec 30, 2012 11:40 PM #16
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

I thought had actually seen it all when it came to luxury home flooring but I have to admit I've learned something new. I'll have to keep the potential of luxury vinyl flooring in mind for situations appropriate in the homes is still here. Great post!

Dec 31, 2012 12:09 AM #17
Keith Lawrence
Christie's International - Mahwah, NJ
ABR, CDPE, SFR, 203K Specialist

Good Post


I used this material and it is great.  The hardwood floors look real and some are sandable for repairs.


Dec 31, 2012 12:48 AM #18
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Michael - Thx so much.  Yes, it's perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. Thx for the +1.  You're the best.

Edward - Exactly. This way, you can continue the look but not worry about the water.

Doug - thx for the idea on future blog topic.

Bob - I know, it's amazing how far it's come.  Many haven't realized it either.

Dec 31, 2012 12:49 AM #19
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Debbie, It is amazing how beautiful these high end vinyls look. And they are warmer to the touch.

Dec 31, 2012 02:21 AM #20
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Hi Debbie, I really love these luxury vinyls and hope I have an opportunity to use one this year in a kitchen.  Congrats on the feature and happy new year!

Dec 31, 2012 02:39 AM #21
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease


Love this info!  We put this in a property management home that we manage for the laundy room.  It looks fabulous and you have to work to figure out that it isn't tile.  Much better than the old and worn vinyl. 

All the best, Michelle

Dec 31, 2012 03:17 AM #22
Linda Metallo DiBenardo
RE/MAX Impact, Lockport, Illinois - Lockport, IL

I'm impressed with the luxury vinyl flooring I've seen in new homes.   Thinking it really cuts down on the "slippery when wet" factor.

Dec 31, 2012 07:51 AM #23
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Hi Debbie!   I just stopped by to wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2012 08:27 AM #24
Jeanne Kozak
RE/MAX In Action - Martinsburg, WV
REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA

I like this idea. I may replace the hardwood in my kitchen because it is looking so worn. I don't like ceramic tile. You have given me new hops. Thanks

Dec 31, 2012 08:46 AM #25
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Good morning Debbie - I wish I were in the market for new flooring, because you've definitely convinced me that luxury vinyl is the way to go!

Dec 31, 2012 10:05 PM #26
Suzanne Otto
Six Twenty Designs - Lansdale, PA
Your Montgomery County PA home stager

I have luxury vinyl in my laundry room. Love it and it was so easy to install.

Nov 14, 2013 12:19 AM #27
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