With temperatures soon falling across the rest of the nation, many of us are expecting an influx of visitors. More guests means more foot traffic and chances for spills on your floors. Here, we’ll briefly discuss a few types of flooring designed for high-traffic areas.
Some carpet fabrics fray and crush in high traffic areas. Nylon has proven itself as the most durable and resilient carpet fiber on the market. Anso Nylon is an enhanced form of nylon designed to improve durability even more. It maintains its shape and texture after years of use in high-traffic areas. It is treated with R2X, a coating that completely surrounds fibers to protect them from damage and staining.
Luxury Vinyl Plank and Tile
Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and tile (LVT) were originally designed as cost-effective alternatives to hardwood and stone tile flooring. While this remains true in terms of initial cost, luxury vinyl floors now boast more durability and resilience than most of their natural hard surface counterparts. The ScufResist™ Platinum Finish protects vinyl surfaces from scuffs and scratches. It also provides additional protection against dents.
Porcelain Tile Flooring
Both ceramic and porcelain stone tile flooring hold up well in high traffic areas. However, porcelain tile offers more density, making it much harder than natural stone. This increased density also leads to a lower absorption rate, giving porcelain tile waterproof properties. In fact, porcelain is so durable and resilient that it’s rated for both indoor and outdoor use.
While hardwood floors remain a timeless classic, traditional solid planks suffer from a number of setbacks. They can expand during warmer temperatures, partial exposure to sunlight or higher indoor humidity levels. Over time, this can cause solid hardwood planks to buckle and crack.
Engineered hardwood floors are designed to overcome these challenges. Engineered panels feature a layered design that consists of a stable core to maintain structural integrity.
If you’re ready to make an informed choice for your home’s flooring, visit Panama City’s top flooring professionals at Classic Carpet today!