What Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring?
If you're looking for an ultra-durable and stylish flooring option for your home setting, be sure to visit Maple Ridge Carpet One Floor & Home to check out our selection of luxury vinyl flooring. Luxury vinyl has quickly become one of the most sought-after flooring options for homes because of its unique combination of style, performance, and comfort.
There are two main luxury vinyl options: vinyl tile and vinyl plank. Luxury vinyl tile flooring has been around longer than vinyl plank, and it is available in real tile shapes and sizes. Vinyl tiles therefore look and feel exactly like real ceramic or stone tiles, but they are softer, warmer, and less likely to crack.
Luxury vinyl plank flooring is a newer option that is extremely popular because of its natural looks. Vinyl plank looks like real wood flooring, but it is more durable and comfortable underfoot because of its synthetic construction. As a result, vinyl plank can be installed in areas where wood cannot be installed. So, if you want to add the natural luxury of wood to your kitchen or bathroom, vinyl plank flooring is a perfect alternative.
Advantages of Luxury Vinyl
When you choose luxury vinyl, you won't have to worry about scratches and scuffs. The surface includes a super-durable wear layer that protects against all surface blemishes. This wear layer is typically treated with urethane and other materials. So, luxury vinyl flooring is appropriate for areas with heavy foot traffic from children and pets.
Luxury vinyl flooring features a synthetic construction, so it can handle moisture. In fact, some luxury vinyl floors, such as Mannington Adura Max, have waterproof cores, so the planks and tiles will never expand or contract when exposed to moisture. What does all this mean? Luxury vinyl can be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, and pretty much anywhere else in the home.
Even with all of these durability advantages, luxury vinyl flooring still looks exactly like real wood or stone. Many high-end options offer authentic surface textures as well, so they are virtually indistinguishable from their natural counterparts.