Vibrant colors, bold images and texturing underscore today’s vinyl flooring. Just in case you can’t get those flat images of decades ago out of your mind, here are at least three very clever ways to get creative with a plank, Houston.

Be sure you tell your Houston flooring retailer just how you plan to use the vinyl plank, as he or she may have further recommendations.

The permanent rug

Many love the plank-cut because the seams add even more realism.  Usually all that’s needed is to mop or sweep and then go on your way.  Think of this:  Create your layout with patterns, whether herringbone, chevron, geometrics or whatever.  Add grout, and now you've created a "permanent rug."

Fix up that old patio table

One of the nicest things about this kind of installation is that you don’t need special tools; most likely, you already have what’s needed. 

So, take that old, worn patio table and use a vinyl plank to restore it. You will have to cut and attach a trim, but it will look brand new and summer celebrations are just around the corner.


You can get the look of tile or stone flooring and vinyl plank has high durability and easy cleanability. Southwest decor is big in your part of the country, Houston, so maybe some appearance of the Mexican terracotta tiles?  Since grout isn’t a necessity, you don’t have to worry about scrubbing stains.

Also, consider the bathroom wall (and floor).  Many would love to have the wooden cabin look but can't because wood can be damaged by excess water, but now you can have it with this.

Other benefits

  • Style.  Thanks to 3-D printing the images of many species, as well as stones like marble, travertine, slate, granite, and limestone are clear and vibrant.  With embossing, they can look wire-brushed, hand-scraped, distressed or antiqued.
  • Durability.  There’s a clear plastic wear sheet on top. It protects against scratches, stains, and scuffs.
  • Waterproof.  It's impervious to water.
  • Comfortability.  Back to the floor!  Vinyl is soft, flexible and doesn’t get cold and many have pre-attached underlayments for more cushioning.
  • Simple installation.  It can be placed over most subfloors and the pieces just click together.

For more information, come into the A+ Floors 4U showroom in Katy, TX.  We service the Katy and Richmond areas. Ask about our free estimates and free design consultations.