Catching up with Ramsin Khachi #2 – Hardwood vs. Vinyl

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Hardwood flooring has become a standard for condominiums these days. However, as longtime condo owners will appreciate, wood is not an ideal material for condominium environments, as it is susceptible to humidity and water. It is also not ideal for soundproofing.

Today, Ramsin Khachi and I had discussed viable solutions for condominium flooring, the best and most interesting being vinyl flooring.

Vinyl flooring has come a long way. It is no longer the vinyl tile from your grandmother’s house. It can look just like wood, offers the durability and versatility that wood cannot, and comes in a full spectrum of options from any wood type to even stone finishes.

Vinyl flooring costs about $3 per square foot, which is much less than traditional wood flooring.

When choosing vinyl flooring, it is critical to look at the overall thickness of the product and the wear layer (the top layer) quality to ensure durability and longevity. It is best to have the supplier of the product install it as well instead of a third party. This will help with any potential warranty concerns.

By far, one of the best choices for vinyl flooring is the LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) collection by Interface, a company recognized not only for its high quality product but for its commitment to the environment as well.

Stay tuned for more tips, and you can catch Ramsin on the Marilyn Denis show on CTV or find him at @RamsinKhachi @KhachiDesign @KhachiLife

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