The decision on purchasing the right floor to suit your own personal needs can be a seriously overwhelming task, as there is an overload of products on the market that all appear to be so similar.
However, products differ in many ways from manufacturer to manufacturer. The seemingly unimportant fine print needs to be read and re-read. This will be one of the ways you are able to make the right choice and make your floor look perfect and be an asset to your home.
If you have already been looking or shopping for flooring, you have probably seen that floors vary when it comes to the thickness, width, shade, edge, and lengths of the board. Most of those details can be quite obvious and are widely discussed, while others, such as the length of the planks, are often left out.
And that is because most people think the length of a plank has no effect on the final look, of the floor. As a matter of fact, it’s just the opposite, as the length of the planks will hugely affect the overall look of your floor. It will impact both the visual and technical aspects.
The length of the flooring plank you choose will in most cases depend on how much you are willing to spend and how much work will be required to install. Random length planks are the most common option, and are normally less expensive than fixed length planks. If you pick a fixed-length flooring, there will be more cuts which will require a longer installation time. However, if you pick flooring with random lengths, it requires fewer cuts, which means less installation time and waste. Therefore, random length flooring is more time-saving and cost-efficient.
If you’re in any doubt, keep in mind that the majority of flooring with random lengths will typically cost you less, have a more natural appearance like an authentic wood floor, and have no obvious repeating pattern. Most manufacturers make random length planks using a larger range and more images, so there are no obvious repeating patterns in the floor once installed. You should see no more than 2 or 3 pattern repeats over 100 square feet of random length LVP flooring. So, although the end look that you want is completely your decision, there is a truly impressive and natural look to a random length floor.
Stay focused on the original design of the space – it’s one of the main issues to be considered. Stick to what you like; however, remember that the decision to go with fixed-length floors will make your space look modern and exquisite, while random-length floors are best for a natural, rustic interior.
Regardless of whether you envision a sophisticated room, or have a more traditional style, focus on the length of the flooring planks, as it will assist you with accomplishing the final look you have imagined. With all that said, your home is your castle, so make it where you feel most comfortable and can relax and unwind.