Luxury Vinyl Flooring Guide
If you are looking for a flooring option for your home and have kids or pets, then luxury vinyl flooring may be the best option for you. At Burlington Carpet One Floor & Home in Burlington, NC we bring you the most innovative and on trend flooring that is available to us. Vinyl flooring now comes in more rigid and durable options known as luxury vinyl flooring, which is an extremely versatile flooring option.
Luxury vinyl floors are great for homes with children or pets because they resist scratches and scuff, and are easy to clean when accidents happen. All you have to do is sweep up dust and dirt, and wipe up spills with a cloth. Luxury vinyl is best for bathrooms and kitchens because of its resiliency and waterproof qualities.
Types of Luxury Vinyl
Luxury vinyl’s popularity is directly related to how versatile this flooring option is becoming. Luxury vinyl is made of multiple layers including a water proof core, a sound absorbing base, and a tough wear layer that can stand up to dropped items and pet claws. The high-definition image layer is where luxury vinyl gets its luxurious reputation due to its ability to exactly mimic the look of hardwood or stone.
There are a few different types of luxury vinyl flooring options, including vinyl tile flooring and vinyl plank flooring. Vinyl tile is an alternative to ceramic and porcelain tile, while vinyl plank is an alternative to hardwood and laminate. There are also newer, more durable options like WPC and rigid core luxury vinyl, which feature waterproof qualities.
Waterproof Luxury Vinyl
For the most part, all luxury vinyl floors feature some sort of moisture resistance, but there are some luxury vinyl options that are considered waterproof. WPC (wood-plastic composite) flooring, for example, is a type of luxury vinyl that is waterproof. There are also regular types of luxury vinyl that feature strong waterproof cores that prevents the planks and tiles from ever expanding or contracting when exposed to moisture. This core also stops moisture from ever reaching the subfloor, where it inhibits the growth of mold and mildew.
Where to Install Luxury Vinyl
Homeowners love natural flooring like hardwood and stone because of their added value and beauty, but they are not suited for every type of household. Hardwood isn’t the best option for areas with moisture or heavy foot traffic. Luxury vinyl, however, is suitable for pretty much any area in the home. It can stand up to the foot traffic you typically see in living rooms, it is realistic enough for bedrooms, and it can handle the moisture you’d expect in kitchens. In areas of your home such as bathrooms and basements we do recommend choosing a waterproof luxury vinyl floor.
Our Luxury Vinyl Selection
Burlington Carpet One Floor & Home is your local leader when it comes to luxury vinyl flooring. Be sure to visit our showroom to learn everything there is to know about luxury vinyl. We feature our very own exclusive brands including Invincible™ H2O, Invincible™ LVT, and VERÓSTONE™.
Be sure to stop by our showroom in Burlington, NC to see just how exceptional luxury vinyl is and speak with one of our flooring experts to see if luxury vinyl is right for your home!
About Luxury Vinyl
Types of Luxury Vinyl
Not all luxury vinyl is the same. You can choose from tiles and planks that look like either real wood or stone.Types of Vinyl