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We covered the challenges of hardwood flooring in our climate in a previous post. But don’t worry; there are alternatives that work well in Twin Falls. One  luxury vinyl floors.

Here, we’ll discuss why LVT and LVP just might be the best hard surface flooring choices for Twin Falls.

Luxury Vinyl Floors are not Affected by Temperature Changes

Wood-look LVP flooring in a dining room

Temperature shifts can be pretty drastic in Twin Falls, especially during seasonal changes. This can prove more challenging for hardwood floors than most homeowners realize – until it’s too late.

Wood naturally expands in warmer temperatures and contracts in cooler weather. The difference is subtle, but it’s enough to damage traditional solid hardwood flooring over time. As the planks expand and contract, they eventually crack. This shifting can also lead to gaps in the flooring. Eventually, solid hardwood planks may even buckle and warp.

Typically, the only way to prevent this is to keep your HVAC running even when no one’s home. It’ll maintain a safe, consistent temperature, but it can also get expensive.

Luxury vinyl planks maintain their size and shape regardless of environmental changes. This level of consistency is better for your home and proves that your floors will last longer. That’s just one of the reasons that many luxury vinyl floors are protected by lifetime warranties.

Luxury Vinyl Floors are Completely Waterproof

LVP flooring in a bathroom

Did you know? Not all ceramic tile flooring is waterproof. The same is certainly true for hardwood flooring. However, luxury vinyl flooring is.

In fact, luxury vinyl floors maintain their shape and durability even if they’re completely submerged. This makes them a great choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.

It’s also a great choice for active families who come home soaked after a fun day on the Snake River!

Luxury Vinyl Flooring is Durable

Stone-look LVP flooring in a living room

What happens to your floors when you come home  exhausted from a day of exploring the local trails or waterways and just kind of toss your gear on the floor? If you have luxury vinyl flooring, not much.

Luxury vinyl floors are extremely durable. Granted, this wasn’t always the case. When vinyl floors hit the market, they were easy to dent and easier to tear. They were cheap because they weren’t designed to last long.

Fast forward to today, and that’s all changed. Luxury vinyl floors really are durable and often match the durability of the stone and wood floors that they’re designed to mimic.

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Luxury vinyl flooring is a great choice for Twin Falls, but every home is different. If you’re ready to make an informed choice for your family, visit Idaho’s leading flooring experts at Rocky Mountain Flooring today!