If all hardwood floors look the same, and the only real differences are the colors, why on earth would someone buy a real hardwood floor over a luxury vinyl plank floor? Homeowners that appreciate quality, craftsmanship and longevity will understand the difference and make the investment in not only a superior product but also a quality installation.
In today’s market we more often than not bump into generic products that look good, are well priced and yet has little to no quality. Luxury vinyl planks, LVP, LVT and similar have gained a small share of the market based on the claims that manufacturers and retailers use in ads and propaganda. Terms such as Lifetime warranty, 100% waterproof and scratch resistant are often used to persuade homeowners and builders into buying what we like to call “luxury plastic floors”.
These products have a tremendous impact in the air quality our households and therefore in our health. According to a study at Duke University, children living in homes with “Luxury plastic floors” were found to have up to 15 times higher concentrations of a toxin linked to respiratory disorders, skin irritations and reproductive disorders than children in homes without plastic floors.
Additionally, these luxury products will in most cases end up in the closest landfill to your home. This creates an even bigger impact that modern society has in our ecosystem. We are both responsible for making the right decisions when it comes down to buying a new floor.
Solid Hardwood Floors is a precious natural resource that when consciously harvested, professionally installed and well maintained, will in most cases last a lifetime and pass into generations. The technology in today’s hardwood flooring finishes has improved drastically and key benefits such as Low VOC’s, non-offending odor and GreenGuard Certification are major advantages to your next hardwood floors.
Most of us, will only go thru this process once or twice in our lives and making the right decision is very important. So, don’t spend dollars to save pennies and choose wisely!! Call TriArt Hardwoods and let our knowledge of the hardwood flooring market in Atlanta help you make the best decision possible for your project.