Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring is vinyl-based flooring material that looks like natural material through realistic images and textures.  Features of luxury and traditional vinyl tile do overlap and in some cases are indistinguishable. LVT Flooring has been gaining popularity. It can look like wood for stone with a lower cost yet is more durable than laminate or wood.

Long ago, laminate flooring eclipsed vinyl as the go-to inexpensive and easy-to-install flooring product. Two reasons: laminate’s photorealistic image layer successfully imitated the look of wood and its plank format imitated the “long and narrow” board shape of real hardwood. Sheet vinyl could only offer up unrealistic grout lines for stone-look flooring and practically nothing in the way of wood-look flooring.

 

Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Advantages of Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Choices:  Luxury Vinyl Flooring is featured in a unique variety of colors and designs, inspired by the colors and patterns found in nature.  You can also choose to either have a subtle or dramatic variation between individual tiles.  Tiles can be grouted to make it look more like ceramic or stone.

Installation:  A typical installation can be completed in half the time it takes to complete a comparable ceramic tile installation.  LVT tile can also be glued down or the can be floated.  Individual tiles can be clicked together and then installed without glue, to float on a special underlayment.

Durability:  Luxury Vinyl Tile is renowned for its high durability and scratch-resistance, making it an excellent choice for heavy foot traffic areas.  Ayoub Carpet Service offers DuraCeramic.  It is made from limestone and is a composite material that resists chipping and cracking.

Look and Feel:  Luxury Vinyl Flooring is comparatively warmer to the touch than ceramic and other natural stones.  It also absorbs sound and creates a more peaceful atmosphere within your home.

Maintenance:  LVT is easy to clean and maintain and is guaranteed to keep its vibrant color much longer than ceramic tile or vinyl.  Regular sweeping, dusting, mopping or vacuuming the floor can prevent dirt or grit from causing scratches and marks.  Avoid vacuums that use a beater brush, as these may cause damage to the floor.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring usually comes in either plank or tile form. A typical plank size is 48 in. x 4.5 in. A typical tile size is 16″ x 16″.

Sometimes, rectangles sized at 12″ x 24″.

What is WPC

The “w” stands for wood, but the fact is the majority of WPC-type products entering the market today do not contain wood. WPC is a composite material made of thermoplastics, calcium carbonate and wood flour. Extruded as a core material, it is marketed as being waterproof, rigid and dimensionally stable. In an effort to differentiate their products, suppliers are branding their WPC offerings with names such as enhanced vinyl plank, engineered luxury vinyl flooring and waterproof vinyl.