Now that the remodeling season is in full swing, we are starting to get a lot of questions about the numerous flooring materials we have on offer at our Katy, TX showroom. This year, a lot of people are looking to stretch their dollar just a little further, and that has lead to a lot of questions about wood flooring alternatives that are friendly on the pocketbook without looking cheap.

Ultimately, if you have questions about wood flooring alternatives, you've got questions about vinyl plank flooring. Luckily, we've got answers!

Here the most common questions people ask about vinyl plank flooring and their answers.

How convincing is it?

The first thing most people want to know is whether or not the flooring is going to look like wood convincingly enough to stand in its place. There was a time when the answer would have been a resounding "no!", but technological advances over the last few decades, have led to a flooring material that is both durable and attractive.

These days, even an experienced flooring pro would have a hard time telling a well-installed vinyl plank floor from a genuine hardwood floor. In short, yes, it will be convincing!

Is it waterproof?

Yes! The reason most people choose vinyl plank flooring as a wood replacement, is the fact that it makes having the look of wood possible in rooms where it is otherwise inadvisable due to moisture concerns. Luxury vinyl plank flooring makes it possible to have the look of real wood in any room without having to worry about your floor warping, cupping, or separating.

The waterproof nature of this flooring material is precisely why it is so sought after by homeowners who love the look of wood, but are afraid to put it in certain rooms.

How long does it last?

Like anything else in life, the longevity of vinyl plank flooring is dependent upon the quality of the flooring in question. Not all planks are the same, and the major consideration to take into account when choosing for longevity is the thickness of the wear layer.

Thinner wear layers will last between 5 and 10 years, but thicker wear layers can make the flooring last as long as 25 years or more, depending upon the level of wear and tear it receives.

Do you have questions of your own?

If you have questions of your own about vinyl plank flooring, A+ Floors 4U has the answers! Just call, email, or stop by our showroom in Katy, TX, to have a look around and take advantage of our free, no-obligation flooring consultation and estimate.

We have been offering high-quality flooring and flooring services to the greater Houston area for over 16 years, and our showroom is the area's largest. Stop in today and find out why A+ Floors 4U is Houston's most trusted name in flooring!