My sister recently called me and asked my advice for some new flooring. She currently had a faux travertine tile, that while it was nice it hadn't been laid well just 10 years ago but now it was cracking and she was hoping to replace it. She couldn't have called at a better time, because I had just learned about some amazing new products from Shaw Floors one of my favorite brand partners. Just to give you a sneak peek…
Shaw has a new product called Floorté that is perfect for laying over existing tile (if your doors allow for the extra height…my sister's project didn't have the room sadly!) But even better it looks just like hardwood with great texture and a pretty sheen that isn't overly shiny WITHOUT the annoying parts of hardwood floors… And I should know – I have hardwood floors AND kids… (NOT a match made in heaven at the moment- MY opinion, not necessarily everyones elses- but holy cow, why do they always spill SO much water… and don't get me started with all the crushed ice they fling all over the place- well technically their friends-my kids are banded from crushed ice)! – In fact we just purchased a new (older) home and we will not be going with wood again, we will be going with this same beautiful Floorté product!)
The other fun news is that I happened to have the ability to gift her some new floors. Which is fun and exciting, and made the perfect excuse for me to visit – even better!!
I asked my sister Noelle to jot down some of her thoughts.
“Looking for flooring was a little overwhelming. We knew we wanted our floor to look like wood, but we didn't know what product to use. In Arizona, we can't have REAL WOOD. We picked out a wood-look laminate flooring we liked, but we were a little worried about using it in our kitchen and bathrooms. You always hope that you won't have water damage, but really it is just a matter of time before your fridge, toilet, or sink leaks….”
- Great real wood look
- Nice wood-like texture
Floorté is the perfect mix of between beauty and cleanability, it offers fashion and function AND is totally affordable. It looks like authentic hardwood (and tile), it is strong, durable, flexible and waterproof. Available in a wide range of styles and color options – Classico, Premio, Valore and, most recently, Alto HD and Alto Mix – Floorté offers unmatched performance for any lifestyle and any budget. You no longer have to compromise your desired aesthetic due to time or budget constraints. Easy-to-install, strong and durable, Shaw’s enhanced vinyl plank offers versatility and leading performance characteristics, including Floorté’s innovative waterproof feature. Floorté is spill-proof, splatter-proof, accident-proof and is easily wet mopped for simple, efficient cleanup. It’s a flooring option that looks like hardwood with easier maintenance.