Original woodwork, high ceilings, stained glass windows, and lovely staircases are features of old houses you just don't have in modern home architecture. One of the crowning features of old houses is the hardwood floors. These floors can have beautiful designs and are made with old-growth wood that is better in quality than most modern flooring options. 

However, sometimes, even if you do have beautiful wood floors, you might need something different to suit your lifestyle. Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring is a popular flooring option that you might consider for your old house, even if you do have hardwood floors. Here are some reasons why it might be the right choice for you. 

1. Vinyl plank can protect hardwood floors for later.

Your hardwood floors might be beautiful in your old house, but if you have young children or a lot of pets, the floors can be damaged easily by spills, pet accidents, dropped items, and children's craft supplies. If you want a low-maintenance floor to protect the hardwood while you have a lot of damaging traffic in your house, LVP is a great choice. It is durable, and it can be installed as a floating floor over hardwood, which means it's easy to pull up when you're ready to embrace your hardwood floor again after kids and pets have grown up. 

2. LVP is waterproof.

Some old houses have hardwoods that extend into spaces that have a lot of water, such as bathrooms and mudrooms. You might feel the need to replace the hardwood in these areas with something that won't be ruined by moisture exposure. LVP can be almost any color and design, and it gives a bathroom a clean, updated look. Plus, unlike tile, the floor has a warm feeling underfoot, and you don't have to worry about cleaning grout lines. 

3. LVP can be a cost-effective replacement option.

Sometimes hardwood floors in old homes are past their prime. Maybe the floor is stained, or maybe it has been sanded and refinished so many times that the nails are beginning to show through the floor. Some parts of the floor might be rotten or missing. If you don't have the money to pull up damaged pieces and replace them or if you don't have the budget to replace the floor with all-new hardwood, vinyl plank can be a good option. Some of the wood-look vinyl planks are really beautiful, and you can get any color to match the trim and age of your house. 

Contact a professional to learn more about luxury vinyl plank flooring.