As a luxury vinyl flooring retailer, we keep our ear to the ground for trends, and, right now, one of the hottest ones is the retro decor. People are using it in kitchens and baths, as well as living rooms, bedroom spaces, and game areas. Thanks to modern technology, luxury vinyl flooring is available in a dizzying number of colors, patterns, and designs. That makes it very easy to create this look.

One thing that always comes to mind when thinking about this design style is a vinyl floor with bold tile colors combined into a checkerboard pattern. You can achieve that look effortlessly with this vinyl.  Have cut into tile-sized pieces (referred to as LVT) and mix and match them to create the pattern.

What is a retro design?

It can be characteristic of any era, and it's always bright, animated, and fun, with a lot of sparkles.  Some of the most popular colors are green (because of the avocado green of the 60s), mustard yellow, or black, brown, red, and blue shades. Hot pink is, well, hot, as is a purple hue. Patterns that stand out are also paisleys and tie-dyes.

What is luxury vinyl flooring?

This is a terrific, very affordable, and realistic mimic of natural materials.  You can get wood looks, with an almost unlimited number of species and colors that will fit into any decor from contemporary to cottage beach to traditional and more.

Your kitchen can have that farmhouse-rustic look that is so popular now, and your bath can finally have the wood floors you’ve been longing for, but couldn’t have because of the genuine wood and water problem. Turn your home into a European castle, without spending a fortune, with travertine, granite, marble, limestone or slate vinyl.

What’s more, this is very easy to care for since there is nothing to trap dirt.  Just sweep and damp mop periodically with a manufacturer-approved cleaner.  It is highly durable with a thick, clear, plastic wear layer on top that protects against scratches and scuffs; spills sit at the top so they wipe off easily. Installation is uncomplicated and DIY-friendly.

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