Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
If you love the look of hardwood but are not ready to commit to the cost and maintenance, then consider luxury vinyl flooring as an alternative option. Luxury vinyl is the new budget friendly alternative to hardwood flooring compared to laminate. The planks are made to look just like a real hardwood floor and come in various sizes and widths. You can choose from an assortment of styles that can mimic details all the way to the grain. There are several benefits to owning and installing luxury vinyl in your home.
Water Resistant Flooring
Most commonly luxury vinyl comes as a water resistant option. Unlike hardwood, luxury vinyl will not absorb moisture or water right away, taking away the worry of moisture damaging your floors. Now you can have hardwood looks in rooms like your kitchen or laundry room. There are even waterproof options like the Carpet One exclusive Invincible H2O, that can be installed anywhere in your home worry free.
No longer worry about dirt scratching up your beautiful wood floors. Luxury vinyl’s wear layer is a thick plastic film that protects the image layer from damage. Most wear layers are designed to be scratch and scuff resistant. Meaning your pets claws can no longer take a damaging toll on your beautiful flooring.
Luxury Vinyl Plank Maintenance
You can install most luxury vinyl flooring directly on top of subflooring. Some types of luxury vinyl can actually be placed over existing flooring as well. You can choose to do a glue down installation which is relatively permanent, or there is an option called a floating installation system, where the planks lock together. If you’re not looking to put a lot of effort into cleaning your floors, then luxury vinyl is a good option for you because it only requires regular maintenance such as sweeping and occasional mopping.
If you’d like to learn more about luxury vinyl plank flooring, visit our Williams Flooring of the Carolinas showroom and speak with one of our flooring professionals.