Learn About Luxury Vinyl Flooring
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 water resistant and wear resistant, so it can be installed almost anywhere in the home. And did we mention that luxury vinyl looks exactly like hardwood, tile, and stone? Let the experts at Barry Neal Carpet One Floor & Home show you how and why luxury vinyl is quickly becoming one of the most popular flooring options in home settings.
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!
Types of Luxury Vinyl
As we mentioned before, luxury vinyl flooring looks like hardwood, tile, and stone. How? Each floor features a special high definition image of a wood, tile, or stone surface. This image is protected by a strong wear 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 including luxury vinyl tile and luxury 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.
Is Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?
All luxury vinyl floors feature some level of moisture resistance, but there are types of luxury vinyl that are entirely waterproof. Most options actually feature waterproof cores that prevent the individual planks and tiles from ever expanding or contracting when exposed to moisture. This core also stops moisture from ever reaching the subfloor, where it can promote the growth of mold and mildew. Waterproof luxury vinyl is the ultimate choice for pet owners who need a floor that can withstand the challenges of pet accidents.
Where Can Luxury Vinyl Be Installed?
Luxury vinyl flooring can be installed in spaces in your home such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements, bedrooms and living rooms. 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.
Our Luxury Vinyl Selection
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, Mannington Adura Max, and Armstrong Vivero and Luxe. Our Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive selection includes Invincible™, Earthscapes™, and VERÓSTONE™.
Types of Luxury Vinyl
Luxury vinyl is available in several natural, authentic looking visuals. Some options even have authentic surface textures. For wood looks, there's vinyl plank flooring, and for stone looks, there's vinyl tile flooring. Sheet vinyl flooring is available in wood and stone designs.What Are the Types of Luxury Vinyl?
Luxury Vinyl for Kitchens and Bathrooms
Luxury vinyl flooring, because it can handle moisture, is suitable for kitchens and bathrooms. Learn more about luxury vinyl for your kitchen and bathroom.How Can I Use Vinyl in a Kitchen or Bathroom?
Luxury Vinyl Maintenance
Since luxury vinyl flooring is so durable, it is easy to clean and maintain. Spills are easy to wipe up, and a durable surface resists scratching and scuffing. Follow the link below to learn about maintenance tips.How Do I Care for Luxury Vinyl?