Composite Planks: The Next Big Thing In Flooring

According to many designers and flooring manufacturers, composite planks are the next “big thing” in flooring.

composite planksFlooring choices have never been as wide and varied as they are today.  With so many choices out there, how do you find the right fit for your home?  The best way to start is by assessing the needs of your family and your budget.  With a good idea of what your needs are, you can begin to look at what is available within the parameters you have set. According to many designers and flooring manufacturers, composite planks are the next “big thing” in flooring.

What Are Composite Planks?

Composite planks are designed to look like wood planks but are actually made of vinyl.  They are designed with high-end, realistic 3D visuals.  At a glance, it is difficult to tell the difference between wood and composite planks.  In fact, many people are shocked when they realize it's not wood!   The technology behind the realistic wood look is four distinct layers that are fused together to create the final product. There is a vinyl backing, a color layer, a photographic film layer, and finally a protective, waterproof top layer.

Why Choose This Flooring Over Others?

If beautiful flooring that is durable and low maintenance is important to you, composite plank flooring is a good fit.  The realistic photo replication of natural materials gives it the look and feel of hardwood and a fraction of the price.  Composite planks are available in a wide variety of wood styles and looks, including the distressed wood look.  Not only does it look good, this flooring feels good.  Because it is made of a composition of materials and has a resilient backing, it is easy to stand on for long periods of time. 

The top layer is designed to protect the flooring against scratches and scuffs.  It’s also waterproof, which protects against spills and prevents mold from forming.  Composite planks are extremely durable and ideal for both high-moisture areas and high traffic areas.