Here in Carmel, we’re already seeing the leaves start to turn, and nights are chilly. You might have already noticed how cold your tile floor feels under your feet when you step out of the shower or shuffle barefoot to the kitchen for a midnight snack.
Tile always looks beautiful, but by its very nature, it feels cold underfoot. That’s not a problem in the warm summer months, but in the dead of winter, it can make your day a little less pleasant. Luckily, there’s a solution that gives you the sophisticated look of tile without freezing your toes off.
New luxury vinyl flooring tile from Armstrong, Congoleum and other popular brands can actually be grouted or installed side-by-side without a grout. This flexibility means you can achieve a high-end look that emulates luxurious natural stone with easy-to-install and maintain vinyl. The flooring feels soft and warm and the surface is easy on the bones and back. There’s a reason they call vinyl flooring resilient—it’s hard to damage this stuff. Vinyl floors like Alterna from Armstrong are an especially good option for homes with an uneven subfloor, where installing a traditional tile product can require much more subfloor preparation.
In the looks department, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is a 10. Every tile comes with a variety of naturalistic variations in the stone or ceramic pattern so it looks more like the real McCoy. From marble to terra cotta, products like Alterna can fit into almost any décor. Further customize your look by choosing to lay the tile without grout for a clean, modern look or add a contrasting grout for a pop of unexpected color. Planks are available in 24″ and 36″ lengths and different widths; tiles are available in 12″ x 12″, 16″ x 16″, or 18″ x 18″ format.
Interested in learning more about Congoleum, Alterna, or other luxury vinyl tile options? Contact Tish Flooring, serving Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. We’ll bring samples of right to your home, provide a free, no-obligation estimate, and help you find the flooring product that’s perfect for your lifestyle.