Austin is “hill country of Texas,” and there are some wonderful springs and falls there. People in Austin love to re-create that natural, woodsy atmosphere in their homes, but wood, stone and tile can be pricey, not to mention uncomfortable. Austin is also a college town so, chances are, if the homeowners have teenagers or young adults, they’ll get some heavy traffic.  

Austin’s answer is vinyl flooring.
Thanks to modern technology and high-resolution photography, vinyl flooring has greater depth and texture. You can get the look of stone, tile or hardwood in many colors, ranging from dark tones to terracotta and light gray and more. 

What’s more, it’s soft and comfortable, so you’ll never need to worry about kids and pets slipping, sliding and falling. Vinyl flooring is water-resistant, making it the perfect choice for the bath, laundry or kitchen. It’s not prone to scratches or scuffs but, when accidents do happen, just rub the spot with a soft cloth; wipe with a mild abrasive, such as toothpaste; or “erase” it with the top of a pencil. All you need for everyday cleaning is a broom or mop.

Source:  DIY Network, Brad Staggs and Christine DeJulio,
You do need a professional installation, because that makes all the difference in how new flooring looks, say the experts at Texas Flooring Professionals of Austin. This company isn’t satisfied until the floor in your home looks as good as it does in the showroom. 

“Every flooring material, be it hardwood or luxury vinyl, has its own unique set of challenges,” say Texas Flooring Professionals. “Our installers are certified in their own flooring niches, BUT they also attend continuing education classes to make sure they’re up-to-date on best installation practices for each material.”