alterna tile Madison

Actual installation of Alterna tile in Madison home.

In Madison WI luxury vinyl tile can recreate the look of almost any flooring material with the durability and easy maintenance of regular vinyl flooring. Many homeowners in Madison, WI are now using luxury vinyl tile in areas where stone, marble or ceramic might be impractical. Most vinyl tile has a protective top layer that resists scratches, tears, and gouges, making it a perfect choice for high-traffic areas such as the living room and kitchen.

When shopping for new flooring, keep in mind that luxury vinyl tile is different than the cheap peel-and-stick tile sold at most home improvement stores. Luxury tile not only looks more elegant but is thicker and more resilient than the peel-and-stick variety. While most luxury tiles are installed with adhesive, some can be installed with plastic grout-like strips between each tile for a more realistic look.

Often luxury vinyl tile will mimic the look of natural stone flooring. The textured surface helps the vinyl flooring to look much more convincing. However, vinyl flooring will be noticeably warmer underfoot and slightly softer underfoot as well compared to stone.

If you have a larger area to add in new flooring, you may want to consider the cost per square foot of the flooring material. Vinyl flooring will save you compared to natural stone flooring and give you a very similar aesthetic. If you have a smaller area and want to spring for real natural stone flooring you can always have radiant heating installed with the flooring to make it a warmer surface in the winter months.

Floor Coverings International of Madison, WI offers free in-home flooring consultations. Call us today to learn more about luxury vinyl tile in Madison WI. We can bring the flooring samples to you so that you can skip the home improvement store and see actual samples in the lighting and design of your own home.