Luxury Vinyl Flooring

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What Is Luxury Vinyl?

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One of the most frequent questions we hear from homeowners is this: what is luxury vinyl flooring? To put it plainly, luxury vinyl flooring is a better-performing alternative to hardwood, tile, and stone. It’s waterproof and wear resistant, so it can be installed anywhere in the home. And did we mention that luxury vinyl looks exactly like hardwood, tile, and stone? Let the experts at Barry Neal Carpets show you how and why luxury vinyl is quickly becoming one of the most popular flooring options in home settings.


The most significant advantage of luxury vinyl flooring is its premium performance. Unlike other flooring options such as hardwood, laminate, and tile, luxury vinyl flooring is pretty much resistant to everything. It can handle heavy foot traffic without scratching or cracking. So, luxury vinyl floors are easy to maintain and rarely need to be replaced. Furthermore, luxury vinyl flooring is waterproof! Most options actually feature waterproof cores that prevent the individual planks and tiles from ever expanding or contracting when exposed to moisture. What all of this means is that luxury vinyl flooring can be installed everywhere in the home: kitchens, bathrooms, basements, bedrooms…any setting imaginable.


Although luxury vinyl flooring is considered a hard surface, it is definitely more flexible and more resilient than hardwood and tile. Consequently, luxury vinyl is rather warm and soft, so it is actually comfortable underfoot. Many luxury vinyl options even have extra comfort layers underneath the surface for added softness!


As we mentioned before, luxury vinyl flooring looks like hardwood, tile, and stone. How? Each floor features a special HD image of a wood, tile, or stone surface. This image is protected by a strong top layer, so the looks will never wear away over time. Plus, many higher-end luxury vinyl floors feature textured surfaces, so they will even feel like wood, tile, or stone!

There are two luxury vinyl options available: vinyl tile and vinyl plank. Vinyl tile flooring, as you can imagine, is made to resemble tile and stone, whereas vinyl plank flooring is made to resemble hardwood.


Are you ready to check out the advantages of luxury vinyl flooring first-hand? Be sure to visit our Altamonte Springs, FL store to get started! We offer luxury vinyl flooring options such as COREtec Plus and Mannington Adura Max. And, we have quality options from Armstrong.  Click on the brand links to learn more.