LVFlooring ~ LVPlanks ~ LVTiles
One of America’s most popular floors
Extemely water resistant and some are 100% waterproof
Stain, scratch & dent resistant
Tough & durable – withstands heavy foot traffic
Comfortable to walk on & warmer underfoot (retains room heat)
Low maintenance & easy to clean
Usually less expensive than solid wood
The introduction of luxury vinyl flooring options has been a real game changer in the flooring industry. Now you can get the lustrous beauty of hardwood and stone flooring without the upkeep. Luxury Vinyl is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent types of flooring thanks to its durability, variety of styles available, vivid realism, lower price tag, and easy maintenance.
Luxury Vinyl floors come in very thick, rigid core planks (LVP) and tiles (LVT) in all sizes and shapes. Its a major upgrade from regular vinyl with a more durable core layer made of limestone powder, stabilizers, and polyvinyl. The core layer is stiffer, more stable compared to a regular vinyl base. It is more durable than standard vinyl floorings because it has upgraded core layers composed of an underpad to stabilize noise and to add more cushion, a vinyl layer for the photographic patterns and designs, a wear layer for scratch resistance, and an added SPC layer for the waterproof characteristic.
The beautiful exterior look of luxury vinyl has made this type of flooring so popular and in such demand. Luxury vinyl offers wood & stone looks that convincingly simulate the natural appearance & texture so realistically that they’re often indistinguishable from the real thing. A flooring dealer interviewed by Consumer Reports says customers often assume the luxury vinyl planks on their showroom floor are real wood. And the stone-look tiles also look & feel just like natural premium stone. Yet LVF is much more cost effective than real wood or real stone.
The interlocking planks are engineered to include the look and feel of hardwoods in a material that is much more durable. LVF can be used in those wet area rooms because luxury vinyl flooring is non-porous, extremely water-resistant, and won’t sustain damage even if water sits on the surface for an extended amount of time. Some LVF brands are totally waterproof (see our COREtec page). Luxury Vinyl is a great flooring choice for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, entryways, mudrooms & basements.
Most LV Flooring is made of tough material and can withstand heavy foot traffic. It also has needed features such as scuff and scratch resistance, very easy to clean, and simple, low maintenance. Because of the material used, it has an element of resilience, which makes it comfortable to walk on and warmer on bare feet than tile. They do not expand, shrink or crack when the temperature changes. It can be directly attached to the existing subfloor. Another great thing about this type of flooring is it is reasonably affordable, more expensive than regular vinyl but less expensive than hardwood, yet so durable and very cost-effective over time. Experts say that a good-quality luxury vinyl floor can last up to 20 years.