What's Luxury Vinyl & Is It Waterproof?
Feb 27, 2018
Luxury vinyl flooring is a durable, waterproof floor that has the look of hardwood or stone without the hefty price tag.
Also referred to as Luxury Vinyl Tile or Plank (LVT/LVP), this form of vinyl flooring is made up of multiple layers that aid in the design, durability, and ease of maintenance of this wonderful flooring choice.
Is Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?
While many floor options boast to have water resistance, luxury vinyl is actually waterproof, making it ideal in all rooms, especially kitchens and bathrooms. Thanks to its multiple layers including a durable wear layer and rigid core, luxury vinyl can withstand moisture, heavy foot traffic, scratches and spills.
Types of Luxury Vinyl Flooring
There are three types of luxury vinyl flooring; plank, tile, and sheet.
- Luxury vinyl planks are often used when you’re trying to mimic hardwood, as the planks mimic the look of cut hardwood.
- Luxury vinyl tile is often used to replicate stone or to create an intricate pattern.
- Luxury vinyl sheet is commonly used in areas subject to moisture, such as the bathroom and kitchen. Sheets come in 6 and 12 feet lengths, making for very few, if any seams when installed, and also can mimic the look of hardwood, stone, and tile.
Available in a wide range of colors, luxury vinyl flooring is easy to install—some even come in peel and stick —making it a safe choice for new homeowners. With many great options to choose from, waterproof vinyl flooring allows you to have a natural slate stone look in the bathroom or a distressed white oak look in the kitchen. Our exclusive brands offer endless colors and designs that are often indistinguishable from another type of flooring such as hardwood or tile.
Get Help Choosing Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Flooring
If you’re considering luxury vinyl flooring, contact a local Flooring America store today to learn more about waterproof luxury vinyl plank flooring, as well as the tile & sheet options available. Let our professionals handle all the tedious tasks and install vinyl in your home today!
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