(LVP) is a realistic representation of natural products, such as wood, stone, or tile. It comes in so many colors, patterns, and designs, it works in any room in the house no matter the style. We also see it in some high-end homes where only real wood or stone wood ever is considered.
The images are taken with 3D photography and printed with digital technology. That makes them clear, vibrant, and you will see knots, grains, wormholes, swirls, and color/veining variations. This vinyl flooring is also embossed to give depth, dimension, and textured appearances, whether you want wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, or distressed.
The material can be cut into planks to mimic hardwood boards, or square, tile-sized pieces. Many think the extra seams add to the realism, and some even use grout with the tile pieces. Since luxury vinyl floors follow all the current trends, you can have gray or whitewashed floors for a farmhouse-style kitchen or a weathered, barn door wood look for your living or dining room. Metallics are hot tile trends, so get a slate stone look in a copper color.
It truly checks all the boxes
Most LVP is both waterproof and durable. The typical core is a waterproof vinyl composite, and you can get it with an even higher level of protection.
The vinyl should be at least 8-mm or 9-mm, although you may want to go as high as 10-mm or 12-mm for an authentic hardwood feeling if you've selected vinyl plank. This is a layered product, with the top being a clear melamine wear sheet that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. Wear layers are measured in mils, and it's recommended that 20-mils be used for busy residential rooms.
It's also easy to care for with regular sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Installation can be a fast and uncomplicated floating floor. Pieces click together, then hover over the subfloor with no nails or glue needed. Subfloors need to be clean, dry, and level.
If you're thinking that vinyl flooring may be for you, come into the Luke Van Camp's Floors & More showroom
in Tallahassee, FL, especially if you live in Tallahassee, FL, Thomasville, GA, Crawfordville, FL, Woodville, FL, and Havana, FL. Explore samples and let our talented designers tell you more about luxury vinyl flooring and get your free quote at the same time.