Hardwood flooring is a popular choice, although this is not the only available option, and depending on the room, hardwood may not be the best choice. Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring (LVP) has come a long way. It has been redesigned and reintroduced and has become a desirable choice for both designers and homeowners.
If you are struggling to decide between hardwood and LVP flooring, the following guide will help you make an informed decision:

Luxury Vinyl Plank

This type of flooring mimics the look of hardwood while offering several beneficial characteristics that natural wood products cannot provide. This is a man-made product that is created from petroleum and is then printed and sometimes embossed with natural wood stain finishes. This kind of flooring is available in a variety of tree species options, including oak, maple and walnut, and comes in an endless array of colour options. This means you will be able to find something you love and will be able to find the flooring that matches your personal taste and style preferences.

Additionally, LVP flooring is water and stain-resistant. This is very important in busy households as this material can withstand heavy foot traffic and spills. Hardwood is a naturally absorbent material, and even if spills are just water, the added moisture can increase the risk of mould and mildew in your flooring.

Pricing is another big consideration, and luxury vinyl flooring is much more affordable than hardwood flooring. This factor alone is why so many people gravitate towards this option.


Hardwood flooring is classy and beautiful, and there are aspects of natural wood flooring that cannot be completely mimicked. Hardwood flooring can last a very long time if maintained properly and depending on the type of wood, it can also be very hard and resistant to damage. Hardwood is more costly, but this fee may be worth paying because of its long lifespan. Hardwood is a natural and renewable product which means it is more environmentally friendly when compared to LVP flooring.

While LVP can mimic hardwood very well, it cannot copy it entirely, and many people prefer hardwood because of its feel, look and even its smell.

When deciding, you need to consider where the flooring will be installed and your expectations regarding longevity and appearance. These answers will allow you to make the right choice, and our experts at Avalanche Flooring can provide you with more information. We offer hardwood and vinyl flooring, and our company has served the Winnipeg community for a very long time. We will help you select the perfect floors for your home, and you can contact us anytime at 204-832-2626 to discuss your flooring needs!