About Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Fresh and always fabulous, luxury vinyl flooring is just like nature, only better. For those who long for a hardwood, stone, or tile floor – but their budget and lifestyle dictates otherwise- luxury vinyl is the ideal alternative. You’ll enjoy all the looks you love, minus the worry and expense.
Luxury vinyl flooring boasts a synthetic composition that’s durable and easy to maintain. It is built out of reinforced and durable materials, designed to hold up against climate changes, foot traffic, and life’s little accidents. Luxury vinyl is inherently designed to resist moisture and it won’t crack under pressure.
How Is Luxury Vinyl Made?
What makes luxury vinyl more durable than hardwood and tile is its synthetic construction. Luxury vinyl flooring is made from different layers that are fused together. The top layer, which is called the wear layer, resists almost all scratches and scuffs without any special treatments. Luxury vinyl therefore does not need to be sealed or refinished. The wear layer also is water resistant, so moisture is unlikely to penetrate the surface.
Underneath the wear layer is the design layer. The design layer features a high-definition wood or stone visual, so it provides luxury vinyl with its authentic and natural appearance.
Luxury vinyl flooring has support layers, including core and base layers, that provide exceptional dimensional stability to the planks and tiles. With this layer, luxury vinyl flooring can handle moisture, foot traffic, and other environmental impacts without cracking, chipping, or collapsing. Many luxury vinyl flooring options even have rigid waterproof cores, so they are considered 100% waterproof.
Types of Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Life is all about choices, and today’s consumers have several great options when it comes to luxury vinyl flooring: sheet, tile, and plank. Luxury vinyl plank is an alternative to hardwood and laminate, while luxury vinyl tile is an alternative to tile.
Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
Like we mentioned before, luxury vinyl flooring is considered water resistant. But, is luxury vinyl flooring waterproof? Not all luxury vinyl flooring options are waterproof, but there are some options that are considered 100% waterproof. WPC, or wood plastic composite, flooring is a type of luxury vinyl flooring that is waterproof. WPC flooring has a strong core that prevents the vinyl planks and tiles from expanding or contracting when exposed to moisture. At the same time, this stops moisture from ever reaching the subfloor. This is important because moisture on the subfloor can lead to mold and mildew.
Another waterproof luxury vinyl flooring option is rigid core flooring. Rigid core flooring is newer, and therefore not as popular as WPC flooring, but it features an ultra-durable construction. Rigid core flooring originally was only practical in commercial settings, but there are now residential options available.
Where Can Luxury Vinyl Be Installed?
Unlike many other types of flooring, luxury vinyl flooring can truly go anywhere. Since it’s so easy and quick to install - it’s especially appealing to owners of rental properties, although this beautiful floor can make itself at home anywhere. If you're installing luxury vinyl in a kitchen or bathroom, be sure to consider waterproof luxury vinyl flooring.
Luxury vinyl flooring is a great flooring solution for its affordability, its ability to integrate seamlessly into your existing décor, and its inherent strength.
Our Luxury Vinyl Flooring Selection
Marett Carpet One Floor & Home in Volant, PA is your local expert when it comes to luxury vinyl flooring. We offer one of the area's best selections of premium luxury vinyl brands and services.
Our featured luxury vinyl flooring brands are Invincible H2O, Earthscapes, and VeroStone, all of which are Carpet One exclusives. Invincible H2O is a waterproof luxury vinyl flooring option, while Earthscapes and VeroStone are durable sheet vinyl options.
We also have popular brands such as Armstrong, Kraus, Mannington, and Tarkett.
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