Vinyl flooring has been a part of homes, in kitchens and bathrooms, for decades. It usually comes with a lifetime warranty. Most of all, it’s waterproof. Let’s look at luxury vinyl flooring today.
Luxury vinyl is both attractive and durable. It's stain and scratch-resistant, which makes it hard to beat in the flooring market. It comes in hard tiles and flexible planks. It can mimic wood, tile, stone, and brick. It is created by pressing several layers together, a backing layer, a design layer, and a top layer. The top layer protects the design layer, which is the layer where the image is. The top layer usually has a wear layer that protects it from scuffing and scratches and contributes to the floor's overall length of lifespan.
Vinyl flooring can come in three types: sheet, plank, or tile. The sheet version covers an entire room in one piece, whereas the plank and tile are put down individually, one at a time. However, you get the whole subfloor covered and sealed completely. The core of vinyl is made of PVC, a standard construction material that is entirely waterproof. So the design layer, when exposed to water, will not curl, ripple, or warp. Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) are completely waterproof.
LVP has a tongue and groove system that seals the subfloor from the top. It can mold itself to the subfloor and is flexible when put down. LVT also has a tongue and groove system, but grout can also be put down to enhance the visuals of the tile.
Meyer Floors & Blinds is here to help you with all your flooring decisions. We have been at our showroom location in Tacoma, WA, since 1952 and service Lakewood, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, and Steilacoom. Our staff is friendly and experienced. They can answer all your questions about luxury vinyl flooring and help you find the right one for your home. Come by today and see what we have to offer you!