Pop quiz, friends! With so many types of flooring out there, name the only one that combines all of this:
The realistic look of hardwood and stone
Unlimited design possibilities
Ease of maintenance (you know, taking care of kid and pet accidents)
Versatility for just about any room
And the answer is …
You guessed it –
Like I said, designers and homeowners have plenty of options – from hardwood and ceramic tile to natural stone, laminate and carpet – but only luxury vinyl delivers high-end style with all of the practical benefits they’re looking for.
For me, it ultimately comes down to four words:
My clients love it.
As an interior designer and a real estate agent, I use both sides of my brain when renovating properties for “Good Bones.” So along with creating beautiful spaces, I’m also thinking about marketability – and the flooring in a home is a huge key to both.
On the design end, luxury vinyl allows you to choose from hundreds of colorways, then use different cuts and lay patterns to create a one-of-a-kind look that shows off your style. And from a practical perspective, you just can’t beat it. Kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, man cave(!), luxury vinyl is super-easy to clean and designed to last – definitely essential if you’ve got kids and pets running around. (Fun fact: Karndean luxury vinyl comes with a residential lifetime warranty.)
Bottom line? Flooring is a significant investment, and you want it to be perfect. It’s a big part of what makes a home feel like your home – that familiar, comfortable space where our everyday lives eventually become awesome memories.
For style, quality and performance, it’s why I love designing with luxury vinyl.
Mina Starsiak Hawk is the host of “Good Bones” on HGTV. A real estate agent with an Indianapolis-based home-renovation business, she and her team buy properties in serious disrepair and transform them into stunning homes, revitalizing their favorite neighborhoods one house at a time. Karndean Designflooring provided flooring for Season 7 and Season 8 of "Good Bones."