What is Luxury Vinyl Flooring?
If you need a floor that is both beautiful and functional, then luxury vinyl flooring is right for you. Luxury vinyl is becoming a popular flooring choice for homeowners everywhere. There are few other flooring options that can match the performance of luxury vinyl. Take a look at the advantages of installing luxury vinyl in your home. At Carpet One Floor & Home in Wilmington, we have you and your home covered with luxury vinyl flooring.
No longer sacrifice the natural look of hardwood and stone with luxury vinyl, they are made to look just like real hardwood or tile. The image layer of luxury vinyl can exactly mimic hardwood or stone. By using embossed in register technology, you can even get the grains patterns of hardwood to make your floor look flawless. In some cases it is almost impossible to tell the difference between luxury vinyl and the real deal.
Types of Luxury Vinyl
The ultra-durable wear layer can resist scratches and scuffs. Luxury vinyl is also incredibly easy to clean and is even water resistant. Simply sweep up dust or dirt from the floor, and wipe up spills with a cloth or mop. There is no regular cleaning needed, only cleaning on the go.
Vinyl plank flooring is an alternative to hardwood and laminate, while vinyl tile flooring is an alternative to ceramic tile and stone.
Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
We are often asked if luxury vinyl is waterproof. For the most part, all luxury vinyl floors are considered moisture resistant, but there are some luxury vinyl options that are considered waterproof. Wood-plastic composite (WPC) flooring, for example, is a type of luxury vinyl that is waterproof. WPC flooring features a strong waterproof core that allows moisture to evaporate over time instead of becoming trapped, which prevents the planks and tile from expanding or contracting. This core also stops moisture from ever reaching the subfloor, where it can promote the growth of mold and mildew.
Another waterproof luxury vinyl flooring option is rigid core flooring. Rigid core flooring, which is a relatively new type of luxury vinyl flooring, is super-durable, and it is considered totally waterproof because of its thick and uniform construction.
Where Can You Install Luxury Vinyl?
Luxury vinyl can pretty much be installed anywhere in your home. It can handle the foot traffic you typically see in living rooms, is comfortable and authentic enough for bedrooms, and it can withstand the moisture you’d expect in kitchens. In high-traffic or high-moisture areas like bathrooms, however, we do recommend choosing a waterproof luxury vinyl floor.
Some luxury vinyl floors give you the option of a floating installation, meaning you can recycle your floors and use them in a different room or even a different house. You can still choose to glue down luxury vinyl, but there are also click lock installation options as well.
Our Luxury Vinyl Flooring Selection
Carpet One Floor & Home in Wilmington is your local source for luxury vinyl flooring. Since we are a member of the Carpet One Floor & Home cooperative, we are able to offer our customers quality flooring brands at affordable prices. We carry name brand flooring as well as our exclusive brands including Invincible™ H2O, Invincible™ LVT, and VERÓSTONE™.
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Basement Flooring Options
Luxury vinyl flooring is known to be a water resistant or water proof floor. This makes it perfect for basements.Basement Flooring
Engineered Vinyl Flooring
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Pet Friendly Flooring
Luxury vinyl is a great option for homes that have active pets because of its water proof qualities and its resistance to scratches.Pet Friendly Floors
Waterproof Flooring Options
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