Tariffs are coming to Vinyl Flooring

October 3, 2018 at 10:25 pm

Luxury vinyl tile
Luxury vinyl tile

Luxury vinyl tile is the most popular type of flooring currently because it is very durable and affordable.  The cost will be going up soon because of the new tariffs on it.  The tariffs will be starting at 10% in September and going to 25%  in January.  Chinese imports of vinyl flooring  are currently between 55  and 70 percent of the U.S. market.

Many U.S. vinyl flooring and tile makers are pushing for tariffs on Chinese vinyl flooring saying  it will result in more domestic investment and jobs. Importers predict it will lead to higher prices on vinyl products and increase the cost of new homes.

“I can state unequivocally that U.S. manufacturing and jobs would increase if Chinese imports would stop flooding the market,” said Brian Carson, president of the North American flooring business for Calhoun, Ga.-based Mohawk.

Congoleum President and CEO Chris O’Connor said the tariffs will help the U.S. industry maintain a focus on product development and better deal with rising Chinese imports.

On the other side of the battle are many flooring industry executives who are against the proposed 10% tariffs on Chinese imports saying the likely price hikes will hurt the industry.

The bottom line is that the tariffs will likely have a small effect now but come January they could have a much larger effect when the 25% tariff starts.  If you are considering vinyl tile for your home of offices you would be advised to start looking now and buy what you need before the end of the year. Vinyl tile is very affordable and durable which is why it is the most popular type of flooring currently. We will have to wait and see what happens in January if the new tariffs take place.

WHATEVER YOUR FLOORING NEEDS
WE HAVE YOU COVERED!

If you are looking for exceptional customer service and the best deals on LVT or carpet in the “Denver Metro” area we are the company for you.  Give us a call to schedule a meeting at our Denver showroom located close to 8th avenue and I-25 or for an in home estimate with our mobile showroom. We will be able to give you a cost for installation after examining the areas you want your LVT or carpet installed.

 

 

Category: Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury Vinyl Flooring is the fastest-growing type of flooring.

August 7, 2018 at 11:07 pm

The term “Luxury Vinyl” came about to describe a vinyl tile or plank floor as one that looks like wood or stone. Luxury vinyl plank  (LVP) is a wood-like plank. ( LVT) stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile and it looks like tile or natural stone. Technology has developed these looks to the point where it is difficult to tell if you are looking at a luxury vinyl plank floor or the real thing.  Luxury vinyl has a slightly softer surface than wood or tile floors. This surface provides more flexibility making it easier to stand on for long periods of time which is great for kitchens or game rooms. In addition most luxury vinyl is waterproof.

Luxury Vinyl Tile
Luxury Vinyl Tile

Deciding on planks or tiles?

Wood planks provides a warm feel, and is good for family rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms. Tile or stone tile works well in bathrooms, entryways, and laundry rooms.

Planks can be put down in staggered or random patterns, or diagonals. You can lay tiles in any fashion such as point-to-point or brick patterns. You can even use grout between luxury vinyl tiles to make the appearance or real tile.

Another option to consider is what size you want your luxury vinyl flooring plank or tile to be. Tiles are square or rectangular. Planks are rectangular and come in different length and width.

Installation:

Click-to-lock: The luxury vinyl flooring float above the subfloor with this installation method.  Click-to-lock flooring has grooves and tongues on its edges to allow for easy interlocking. You can walk on this installation as soon as you finish.

Glue-down: An adhesive is used  to attach the flooring to the subfloor,  grout can also be used for a tile look.

Loose lay: Has an anti-slip layer on the bottom of the flooring to help it stay in place on the subfloor. Installation is mess-free, and it can be easily removed and replaced.

Price:

With vinyl flooring you can save thousands without sacrificing style because the look is so realistic on the nicer luxury vinyl.  LVP is less expensive than tile or wood and the installation costs and time are significantly less as well.

Beware of bargain brands. They can scratch easily and may not be waterproof.  You get what you pay for.

Nicer vinyl flooring usually has some sort of rubber underlayment which makes it softer to walk on.  During  installation  you can put some sort of underlayment to make the floor feel even softer and quieter, and provide additional insulation.

Versatile:

Unlike wood vinyl flooring is great in bathrooms, basements and kitchens because it is water proof or water resistant. It will not discolor or rot and the floating variety is great for basements that could potentially flood.

Durable:

Vinyl flooring is perfect in busy households. It won’t scratch easily. Better vinyl flooring has through-body coloring. Which means if they scratch the damage is less visible.

Comfortable:

Vinyl feels soft underfoot. Vinyl absorbs pressure so it is nice to walk on.

For additional comfort, treat yourself to planks that feature added layers of padding or use an underlayment between the sub floor and the vinyl.

Insulated:

Vinyl flooring stays room temperature. In cold environments  your floors will feel warm and comfortable. Vinyl flooring also absorbs noise so it is a great choice for second stories and playrooms.

Maintenance:

It does not get any easier than vinyl flooring.  They clean-up in a matter of minutes with a static dust broom or mop.

At Coventry we carry the following brands of Luxury Vinyl:  Provenza, Du Chateau, Earthwerks, Evoke, Armstrong, Stainmaster and others.

Coventry  is the home of the lifetime installation guarantee!  If you are looking for exceptional customer service and the best deals on flooring give us a call to schedule a meeting at our Denver showroom located close to 8th avenue and I-25 or for an in home estimate with our mobile showroom. We will be able to give you a cost for the installation after examining the areas you want your LVT or carpet installed.

 

Category: Carpet and Flooring

Make your home feel new with flooring!

July 28, 2018 at 4:25 pm

 

Flooring
Flooring

 Can you believe it is almost August?  The kids will be going back to school in a few weeks and before we know it we will be getting into the holiday season.

Now is a good time to start looking for new flooring to make your home nice and cozy for the fall season when we start spending more time indoors watching football or just relaxing. The days start getting noticeably shorter and it is nice to relax in your home with new carpeting or Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT).

Coventry has a beautiful showroom with our products so you can see the wide variety of flooring we carry.  New flooring does wonders to make your home cozy and beautiful for guests. You can choose from an assortment of colors and styles. Here are a couple of our most popular flooring choices:

 

Stainmaster®’s PetProtect® line is the best choice of carpet for homes with pets. Stainmaster® the leaders in carpet stain protection have developed PetProtect® Nylon Carpeting that is designed to prevent carpet stains with stain-resistant nylon.

STAINMASTER® TruSoft® carpet is one of the top rated soft carpets on the market today. It has a luxurious feel under your feet as you walk around your home.   TruSoft® carpet is manufactured from specially engineered nylon fibers to give it a super soft feel.

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is the fastest growing segment in the flooring industry for many reasons.  Many styles of LVT looks like wood so much so that you really have to look at it closely to determine if it is LVT or wood.  You can also purchase LVT that looks just like tile.  LVT is a very versatile product and can be used in any room in the home. The newest LVT product has a water proof core.  This is very popular for bathrooms and kitchens because it is water proof and you can just wipe up spills without worries.  It is also becoming very popular in businesses because of its versatility.

Coventry  is the home of the lifetime installation guarantee!  If you are looking for exceptional customer service and the best deals on LVT or carpet in the “Denver Metro” area we are the company for you.  Give us a call to schedule a meeting at our Denver showroom located close to 8th avenue and I-25 or for an in home estimate with our mobile showroom. We will be able to give you a cost for the installation after examining the areas you want your LVT or carpet installed.

 

WHATEVER YOUR FLOORING NEEDS
WE HAVE YOU COVERED!

Category: Carpet

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is the fastest growing segment in the flooring industry for many reasons. 

February 7, 2018 at 12:09 am

Luxury Vinyl TileMany styles of LVT looks like wood so much so that you really have to look at it closely to determine if it is LVT or wood.  You can also purchase LVT that looks just like tile.  LVT is a very versatile product and can be used in any room in the home. The newest LVT product has a water proof core.  This is very popular for bathrooms and kitchens because it is water proof and you can just wipe up spills without worries.  It is also becoming very popular in businesses because of its versatility.

Information about LVT:

  • People are using LVT in their homes instead of hardwood and tile as it is much easier, faster and cheaper to install.
  • Ease of maintenance. You can just sweep up dirt from the LVT or wipe it down.
  • LVT is extremely durable, especially the thicker styles designed for businesses or higher traffic areas.
  • LVT can hide sub floor imperfections.
  • Most LVT has a sound mitigating underlayment.
  • LVT is great in basements as you can put it right over the concrete flooring.
  • LVT is warmer to walk on than tile so it is more comfortable in the winter months.

 

Two main types of LVT:

  1. Glue down which is glued directly to the sub flooring or concrete.
  2. Floating or tongue and groove which clicks together. This style is pretty easy and quick to install with minimal clean up.

Cost for LVT is typically $1.50 to $4.00 a foot based on the wear layers and design.  The thicker the product the more the cost as it is heavier duty and it will last longer.  A water proof core is also a factor. Installation costs will vary based on the type of LVT chosen.  The other factors include the floor preparation involved and if you have base molding that needs to be removed and reinstalled.

 

WHATEVER YOUR FLOORING NEEDS
WE HAVE YOU COVERED!

If you are looking for exceptional customer service and the best deals on LVT or carpet in the “Denver Metro” area we are the company for you.  Give us a call to schedule a meeting at our Denver showroom located close to 8th avenue and I-25 or for an in home estimate with our mobile showroom. We will be able to give you a cost for installation after examining the areas you want your LVT or carpet installed.  720.903.2941

 

 

Category: Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is the fastest growing segment in the flooring industry. 

April 29, 2017 at 6:21 pm

A lot of Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) looks like wood so much so that you really have to look at it closely to determine if it is LVT or wood.

Luxury Vinyl Tile
Luxury Vinyl Tile

Information about LVT:

Ease of maintenance and very durable.

Two main types of LVT: Glue down and float, which is tongue and groove that clicks together.

The newest LVT product has a water proof core.

Cost is $1.50 to $4.00 a foot based on the wear layers and design.  The thicker the product the more the cost as it is heavier duty.

WHATEVER YOUR FLOORING NEEDS
WE HAVE YOU COVERED!

If you are looking for exceptional customer service and the best deals on carpet or flooring in the “Denver Metro” area we are the company for you. Our unique selling approach allows us to bring product to the end-user at the lowest possible price.

Luxury Vinyl tile showroom
Luxury Vinyl tile showroom

 

 

Category: Luxury Vinyl Tile