Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring has gone from viable to desirable. Manufacturers have made the floor type more appealing thanks to constant tweaking and innovating. It’s not a flooring that’s bought only because of affordability. Rather, luxury vinyl plank flooring now brings so much more to a home. Of course, it’s not perfect, but you’ll find more advantages than disadvantages for the unique flooring type.

AdvantagesLuxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Visually Appealing

Luxury vinyl flooring is created to imitate real wood, stone, or tile. It does so sucessfully. The chances are extremely dlim {that your} visitors will have the ability to tell that your flooring is vinyl as opposed to real hardwood. Vinyl’s design process of has advanced to the point that the material looks virtually identical to the material it’s meant to immitate.

In addition, there are many designs that can be selected for luxury vinyl plank flooring. Ultimately, you can give your home the look of real hardwood, but with the low price of luxury vinyl.

Resistant

Luxury vinyl plank flooring consists of a number of layers, including a relatively thick urethane layer. This layer offers the floor type many advantages. Specifically, scratch resistance, stain resistance and water resistance. A common issue with hardwood flooring is its vulnerability to moisture. Therefore, hardwood is not usually used in kitchens or bathrooms.

That’s not an issue with luxury vinyl. Its water resistance makes it good for kitchens, bathrooms, and even basements and laundry rooms. The thickness of vinyl planks also makes it more comfortable to the touch. Plus, its scratch resistance allows your pets to run freely. The resistant qualities of luxury vinyl flooring should lead to a lifetime of at least 15-20 years.

Easy Install

Another standout advantage to luxury vinyl flooring is its easy installation. In fact, it’s so easy that you can probably install it by yourself. Vinyl flooring snaps, hooks, or glues together. Vinyl can be installed on top of a subfloor, whether it’s another layer of vinyl, or concrete, or plywood. The subfloor is really the most important part regarding installation, but we’ll get more into that in a bit.

Affordable

Again, luxury vinyl plank flooring only mimics hardwood; therefore, it’s less expensive than true hardwood. You’ll find vinyl to cost between $2 – $7 per sq. foot, much like the cost of engineered hardwood. The main difference between luxury vinyl and engineered hardwood is luxury vinyl’s scratch resistance. Because engineered hardwood is topped with true hardwood, the floor will still scratch. Given the qualities mentioned above, luxury vinyl is certainly a good bargain. 

Disadvantages

Requires a flawless substrate

Back to the substrate, or subfloor. Luxury vinyl can allow its layers to show through. Thus, imperfections to the substrate will eventually show if not fixed. This applies to dents, stains, cracks, and so forth. It is important that the subfloor is completely level and free from moisture as well. Luxury vinyl plank flooring in Dallas, TX is moisture resistant; however, moisture beneath the surface when installed can negatively affect the adhesive.

Weak against sunlight

Luxury vinyl will fade if constantly exposed to sunlight. For this reason, it’s best to avoid this flooring type for outside uses. As for indoor use, you should be fine as long as you shut your blinds during the day or have your vinyl flooring in a shaded area of your home.

Toscana Remodeling offers a plentiful selection of luxury vinyl flooring. Also, if needed, we’ll complete a free estimate and we’ll execute the installation of your brand-new flooring. We want to help fulfill your vision for your home! Contact Toscana Remodeling now at (972) 406-8881! Please visit our blog for additional helpful info relating to flooring and home remodeling.

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