After a little research online about resilient vinyl flooring (also known as luxury vinyl tile (LVT) or luxury vinyl plank (LVP)), we decided to have Shaw Urbanality 12 Plank in Skyline installed throughout our entire new construction home. I wanted to completely avoid any sort of tile flooring and my husband wanted to avoid any wall to wall carpeting. After having tile in a large portion of our last home, I did not want to deal with grouted tile floors or cold bare feet ever again. So far, we are loving our LVP. It's quiet, much warmer than tile flooring, cleans up easy, and it looks great. Plus, I can walk around with bare feet all day long and my feet and knees do not hurt like they did with the tile flooring.
Shortly after we moved into our new house, my son took a spill on the stairs. Then my nephew. Then my friend's toddler. And then we have our dog Sam who would slip and slide all over the stairs and the landing every time he went up and down. We needed to add a staircase carpet runner before someone else hurt themselves on our stairs.