What to know about luxury vinyl flooring around fireplaces

What to know about luxury vinyl flooring around fireplaces

Luxury vinyl flooring is an attractive and affordable alternative to genuine hardwood. Wood floors are exquisite and charming around fireplaces.

Is it possible to get wood looks in vinyl? Yes, because vinyl is flame-retardant.?

That means the floors won't spread the flames if something catches fire. Luxury vinyl can be installed either in front or next to the fireplace.

That being said, always have a professional installer do it! It's sensitive to radiant heat and temperature changes. Dropped hot items are also a no-no.

Think about the hearth

This is the fireplace floor that extends out into the room. Your vinyl plank flooring can be installed up to it.

It?s made of non-combustible materials, such as stone or brick. The original intent of the hearth was to keep us all safe from fire.

Not all fireplaces have hearths; it can still be done, but the installer will use special considerations.

An abundance of style and function

Rather than sheets, luxury vinyl comes in two forms. Luxury vinyl plank (or LVP) is cut into strips and mounted on boards to mimic hardwood.?

Alternatively, the square, tile-sized pieces (luxury vinyl tile or LVT) are used mainly to echo stone and ceramic tile looks.

Luxury vinyl flooring
is trending and follows all the latest designs.

Vinyl plank flooring benefits

  1. Affordability. Luxury vinyl flooring might look like genuine wood or stone, but you won?t pay nearly the same price.
  2. Waterproof capabilities. It can be submerged or spilled on without damage.
  3. Durability. It stands up to large families, kids, pets, and heavy foot traffic.
  4. Low maintenance. All it takes is sweeping and periodic mopping.
  5. Easy installation. The pieces can be glued or installed via the floating floor of loose lay technique.

Visit us for your luxury vinyl flooring needs

Why go anywhere else for your luxury vinyl flooring or other surface needs? Simply Floors has a track record of helping homeowners get the remodel of their dreams. We're proud to offer top-quality products and customer service.?

Our showrooms
in Wheat Ridge and Centennial, CO, serve Wheat Ridge, Centennial, Denver, Arvada, Aurora, Golden, and Parker. We also offer shop-at-home services for your convenience. Call or stop by today!??