Why should I consider luxury vinyl flooring?
The real question should be, "Why wouldn't I choose it," because this prestigious--and affordable-- product has so much style and function; we see it in homes where once nothing but genuine wood, stone, and tile would even be considered.
You'd be hard-pressed to find something that offers more value for your decorating dollar. True-to-life photos of wood, stone, and tile are taken digitally and have micro beveling and embossing for depth, dimension, and (trending) textured looks such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed.
The material can be cut into planks as an additional design option to mimic hardwood boards, called luxury vinyl plank, or groutable squares for echo stone and tile called a luxury vinyl tile. Many find the extra seams in both LVP (plank) and LVT (squares) add even more to the realism; some take it even further by using grout, now considered a design tool, available in many colors.
This 100% waterproof material is made of entirely waterproof materials, in this case, vinyl, and the vinyl composites core. It can either be submerged, as in an appliance flood or spilled on.
This material is also multi-layered, and that, in itself, adds firmness. At the top, however, is a wear layer, a robust and clear melamine coating that protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and dents.
Who has time to scrub floors these days?
With these floors, you don’t need to! All it takes is a regular (daily, if possible) sweeping and a periodic mopping. Be sure to use a manufacturer-approved cleaner and avoid waxy, shine-promoting ones, as they can damage the coating and dull the floor.
This is especially so when the floor floats. Here, pieces click together, mat, and then hover over a clean, dry, and level subfloor without nails or glue.
Ready to be inspired by luxury vinyl flooring? Come in for a design consultation and let our experts help you build the perfect room! Wenke Flooring and Design has a showroom in Kalamazoo County, MI, and we service areas in and around Schoolcraft, Portage, Mattawan, South Haven, and Plainwell. You'll be glad you came in and will also walk out with a free luxury vinyl flooring quote.