The economy often plays a significant role in what becomes a trend, and, more and more, consumers are looking for products that provide high value. That's what luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) does with high-end style, affordability, 100% waterproof capabilities, durability, low maintenance, and easy installation. This is one material that truly checks all the boxes when it comes to consumer desires.
Is waterproof flooring the same as water-resistant?
No. When something is waterproof, it was constructed of completely waterproof materials, in this case, vinyl. It's inherent, and you can use either spill on it, or it can be submerged, such as in an appliance flood. Water-resistant means the liquid is repelled, but there's always a chance that it will seep through, soak, stain, peel, and ripple.
Stylish flooring durability
This product has remarkably realistic images of wood, stone, or tile, available in a wide assortment of vibrant colors and patterns. Taken with digital photography, the photographs show knots, grains, swirls, and veining variations. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured appearances such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. LVF can be cut into long planks to mimic hardwood boards called vinyl plank flooring or groutable squares to echo stone and tile called LVT flooring.
All vinyl is durable, but LVF has a thickness of at least 8-mm, with a clear, strong, melamine topcoat that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. As for maintenance, it just needs daily sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Installation can be a fast and uncomplicated floating floor where the pieces click together, mat, and then hover over the subfloor with no nails or glue.
Find your vinyl plank flooring in our Greenville store
Our designers will show you just what you can do with luxury vinyl flooring. For inspiration and a free quote, come into the All About Flooring showroom in Greenville, SC. We work with homeowners and businesses near Greenville, Greer, Simpsonville, Easley, Travelers Rest, Fountain Inn, and Mauldin.