What exactly is LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) and where in my home should I use it?

Luxury Vinyl Plank

By Donovan Gorey
Luxury Vinyl Planks (also known as LVP) is a relatively new product that competes with hardwood flooring, in that they look almost identical. Vinyl plank flooring consist of ¼” vinyl strips that can range from four, to seven inches wide and are available in a variety of lengths. The major advantages between LVP and hardwood floors are that LVP flooring is actually more durable, water resistant, and less expensive, than regular solid hardwood. So, it is safe to apply LVP flooring in damp areas in your home.

Such as any room/area close to a window or door. It works extremely well in kitchens, or bathrooms too due the fact that they are exposed to moisture quite often. These two areas are the most common areas that LVP flooring is applied. Another advantage of buying LVP flooring over bare laminate flooring is the strength and  resistance. Dishes dropped on LVP kitchen floors do not break as they would when dropped on bare laminate floors. This is solely due to the LVP floors having more layers, that are made up of 100% synthetic material. Today it is still difficult to differentiate the difference between LVP flooring and hardwood visually, but if you’re looking for a cheaper, more durable alternative to hardwood, LVP flooring may be the way to go.

Author:
Donovan Gorey is a rising senior at Damascus High School in Damascus, Maryland. 
She is helping to write blogs for A to Z Turnover Services and it is her first summer job. 

Choosing the Right Paint Colors

Paint Cans

By Donovan Gorey
Selecting the right paint color for the walls of your home has the power to reflect your personality as an individual and create the overall aura of your home. It doesn’t take much color to liven up an area of your home. Colors can range anywhere from peaceful to energetic to edgy. It’s important to consider the tone of the color before choosing, so you are not disappointed, but satisfied with not only how it looks when applied but what it actually adds and implements to your home. Think about the energy given off by the color and whether if feels suitable for you or not.

Once you find the color/s you’re thinking about using, try holding up the palette to the wall of the space during different times of the day. This will help you get a sense of how different lighting will affect the color. It’s also important to keep in mind that the paint color on the palette will almost always be darker and deeper on your walls.

The color of your walls has the power to reflect your personality and a happy home. This is why selecting a paint color for your home is key to putting off an energy you are pleased and content with.

Author:
Donovan Gorey is a rising senior at Damascus High School in Damascus, Maryland. 
She is helping to write blogs for A to Z Turnover Services and it is her first summer job.