If you’re like many homeowners considering new floors in your home, you may be wondering what to do about your stairs? Luxury vinyl planks are a hot commodity throughout the nation, but the question remains, what do I do about my stairs? Some homeowners opt to have their stairs remain carpeted and that looks just fine, but if you are wanting a more cohesive look throughout the main area of your home you may want to investigate other options. This is where the stair nose comes in.
Why should I get luxury vinyl planks?
Let’s start with why luxury vinyl is an incredible choice for the home. Not only are luxury vinyl planks beautiful, but they are affordable and durable as well. Luxury vinyl holds up to the traffic, wear and tear that can be put upon it from our busy households. Luxury vinyl is scratch resistant and water resistant making it excellent for those high traffic areas. Along with all of these wonderful features it is also a great flooring choice for homes with pets and children as it can withstand those potential spills, scuffs and scratches. With all these incredible features, why wouldn’t you want to extend this flooring to your stairs as well?
Stair Nose LVP
In the earlier years of luxury vinyl’s climb to the top of the flooring material ladder the installation process for stairs was not easy. You had to try and fit your luxury vinyl planks on the stairs, this required a lot of cutting and measuring. The result was often less than amazing and more often than not homeowners were not pleased with the results. Now we have the beautiful stair nose. Stair nose LVP are pieces of your exact luxury vinyl plank that are put through a manufacturing process that bends the plank of vinyl so that it will curve over the lip of the stair. Utilizing stair nose not only creates a seamless look of beautiful luxury vinyl planks throughout your home, but it also safer than the alternatives of the past. Utilizing stair nose LVP on your stairs is not only beautiful, but it also much more functional than the way it used to be.
Stair Nose Luxury Vinyl Style
There are a couple of different ways you can incorporate stair nose LVP into your aesthetic. Some folks prefer to have their risers match as well. This means that the entire step is made of luxury vinyl planks. The risers between each stop would also be covered in the LVP in this scenario. This is a beautiful look and extends the flooring material you have selected even further and makes for a cohesive look throughout the house. The other styling option would be to have white risers in between each step, this design style offers contrast as well as interest in the space. Having that contrast really adds a wow factor to your home.
Having vinyl stair nose installed in your home not only makes the look of your home cohesive and beautiful but it is also functional. You won’t have to vacuum the carpet on your stairs any longer, rather you’ll be able to simply sweep away the dust and debris that accumulates there, making the maintenance of your stairway much more manageable than it would be with carpeting. Our experts are here to assist you in anything you need to know about stair nosing. We offer full tread as well as snap caps, depending on your stair nosing needs.