Nancy and her husband are planning their retirement and getting their home ready to sell. They have a lovely home that is tastefully decorated.
Among other improvements, I recommended that the hardwood floors in the small foyer and entry hall be refinished. The worn carpet in the living room and dining room also needs replacing.These sellers realized that the flooring needed 'fixing'.
Here's the rub:
This couple has a family friend that owns a flooring business. Methinks 'friend' is looking for a Guinea pig to showcase one of his products. Friend recommended that they remove all of the downstairs flooring and install.....wait for it....vinyl faux-hardwood flooring.
This vinyl hardwood product probably is being used a lot. I would imagine that it appeals to institutions as an updated alternative to patterned vinyl.
To be honest, I haven't seen this particular product. However, vinyl is neh-va eh-va going to trump real hardwood flooring. The foyer, living room and dining room are formal areas and vinyl flooring is not an appealing alternative.
I suggested they approach their friend about a great deal on new carpeting and have their hardwoods refinished.
Have any of you seen this vinyl hardwood product?