Floors Direct Debunks the Top 3 Myths in the Flooring Industry

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Floors Direct Debunks the Top 3 Myths in the Flooring Industry

Floors Direct LLC, a leading flooring company based in Bedminster, New Jersey, is debunking the top three myths in the flooring industry in an effort to provide consumers with accurate and helpful information so they can choose the best flooring for their homes and businesses.

Myth #1: Carpet is bad for people with allergies.

This is a common misconception that has been perpetuated over the years, but the truth is that carpet can actually be a good choice for allergy sufferers. Carpet is often associated with allergies because it traps allergens like dust, pollen, and pet dander. However, if carpet is properly maintained with regular vacuuming and professional cleaning, it can actually help to improve indoor air quality by trapping and holding allergens and preventing them from becoming airborne and causing allergic reactions. Regular vacuuming and professional cleaning can help to ensure that carpeted floors remain clean and healthy for people with allergies. In fact, studies have shown that carpet can be a better choice than hard surface flooring options like tile or hardwood for people with allergies. Hard surface floors allow allergens to get stirred up and become airborne more easily, whereas carpet traps and holds them in place.

Additionally, many modern carpets are now made with hypoallergenic materials, such as low-VOC fibers and backings that don’t release harmful chemicals into the air. These carpets are designed to be healthier for both people and the environment.

Of course, it’s important to note that not all carpets are created equal, and some types of carpet may be more prone to trapping allergens than others. For example, high-pile shag carpets may be more difficult to clean and may harbor more dust mites and other allergens than low-pile carpets.

Ultimately, the key to minimizing allergens with any flooring is to maintain it regularly with proper cleaning and care. For people with allergies, it may be helpful to choose a carpet that is designed to be hypoallergenic and easy to clean, and to work with a professional flooring company that can help guide them through the process of selecting the best flooring for their needs.

Myth #2: Engineered wood floors are not real wood.

Some people believe that engineered wood floors are not real wood, but this is not true. Engineered wood floors are made of real wood and are, in fact, an excellent choice for flooring.

The term “engineered” refers to the construction of the flooring, which is composed of multiple layers of real wood. The layers are bonded together under pressure and heat to form a strong and stable product.

The top layer is a hardwood veneer that provides the appearance of solid hardwood. The veneer layer can be made from any hardwood species, such as oak, maple, or walnut for example. The veneer layer can come in various thicknesses from 0.6 mm (1/32”) to 4 mm (5/32”) depending on the price point. The core and bottom layers of engineered wood floors are usually made from a hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard (MDF) or high-density fiberboard (HDF). This construction provides dimensional stability that is not found in solid hardwood. This means engineered wood will not warp or buckle as easily as solid wood because it is less prone to expansion and contraction due to changes in humidity and temperature.

Engineered wood floors are also easy to install and many have the option to be floated, glued, or nailed down. Engineered wood can be installed on any level of your home, including over concrete, and in other areas that traditional hardwood floors cannot be installed, such as basements.

Engineered wood floors are also a great choice for busy households or areas that experience a lot of foot traffic, as they are more resistant to scratches, dents, and wear. Engineered wood floors come in a variety of styles and colors, making it easy to find the perfect floor for any space.

Engineered wood floors are very durable and can last for decades with proper maintenance and care. The hardwood veneer layer is protected by a clear finish, such as a urethane coating, which can resist wear and tear. Many brands have aluminum oxide mixed in with the urethane to create a harder and more scratch resistant coating. The core layers of engineered wood floors can also be very dense and strong, making them more resistant to denting.

Overall, engineered wood floors are real wood, and they provide an attractive and durable flooring option for homeowners.

Myth #3: Vinyl flooring is outdated and unattractive.

Many people believe that vinyl flooring is a low-quality, outdated option that is unattractive and not worth considering. However, modern vinyl flooring has come a long way in recent years and is now available in a wide range of styles, colors, and patterns that can mimic the look of natural materials like wood and stone. We are talking primarily about luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) here, but sheet vinyl flooring has also come a long way over the years.

Modern vinyl flooring is also highly durable and extremely water-resistant which makes it a great choice for areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, where moisture is a concern.

Luxury vinyl flooring is relatively easy to install. Most brands have a locking tongue and groove system that locks the planks or tiles together without the need for adhesive. The flooring is “floated”, meaning it does not get adhered to the subfloor. The floor typically floats over a moisture barrier or acoustic underlayment. The underlayment prevents moisture from coming up and quiets the sound of footsteps across the floor. In some commercial applications it is recommended to do a “glue down” installation. This is where the vinyl flooring does get adhered directly to the subfloor.

Additionally, vinyl flooring is easy to clean and maintain, and can be more affordable than other flooring options like hardwood or tile. In fact, many homeowners are now choosing luxury vinyl flooring as a stylish and practical alternative to more traditional flooring options. Luxury vinyl flooring is designed to look and feel like real hardwood or tile, but with added durability and water resistance that makes it perfect for busy households. In conclusion, today’s vinyl flooring is affordable, easy to install and maintain, and can be a great choice for high-traffic areas or rooms that are prone to moisture.

“We want to empower our customers with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when it comes to their flooring choices,” said Pete Kelly, Owner of Floors Direct LLC. “By debunking these common myths, we hope to provide clarity and peace of mind to those who are looking to improve the look and feel of their homes or businesses.”

About Floors Direct LLC

Floors Direct LLC is a family-owned and operated flooring company based in New Jersey. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Floors Direct specializes in providing high-quality flooring solutions to residential and commercial customers throughout the state. For more information, visit https://www.floorsdirectnj.com.

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