Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank

Luxury vinyl plank flooring has gone from an acceptable flooring option to a popular one. Thanks to the advancement of flooring technology, luxury vinyl plank flooring has become more functional and more appealing. Obviously, it’s not perfect, but you’ll find that it has more pros than cons:

Prosvinyl plank flooring

Visually Appealing

Luxury vinyl plank flooring can be made to imitate almost any flooring material. Most of your guests won’t even be able to tell that it’s not the real thing unless they’re an expert on flooring. Additionally, there’s no shortage of luxury vinyl plank flooring options to choose from, whether it’s hardwood or natural stone designs.

Moisture-, scratch-, and impact-resistant

Luxury vinyl plank flooring has a multi-layered composition, including a strop top layer. This layer is what gives luxury vinyl plank flooring its moisture-, scratch-, and impact-resistant properties. This allows for luxury vinyl plank flooring to be installed in rooms where hardwood flooring can’t, such as bathrooms and kitchens. The thickness of luxury vinyl planks also make them more comfortable to walk on.

Easy to insall

Another great quality of luxury vinyl plank flooring is that it’s easy to install. In fact, you might even be able to install it yourself. Vinyl plank flooring clicks together atop a subfloor. It’s quite simple, but you should make sure that the subfloor is flat.

Affordable

Luxury vinyl plank is quite affordable since it’s not made of the actual material, it just imitates it. While engineered hardwood is another alternative, it’s not as functional or affordable as luxury vinyl plank flooring. Since engineered hardwood is topped with actual hardwood, the surface is more susceptible to scratching. On the other hand, luxury vinyl plank flooring is a much better deal considering all the benefits it has.

Cons

Requires a subfloor that’s perfectly flat

As we mentioned earlier, luxury vinyl plank flooring has to be installed over a subfloor. However, if a subfloor isn’t perfectly flat, its dents, stains, cracks, etc. can begin to show through the vinyl planks. That’s why it’s so important that the subfloor you’re applying it on is perfectly flat.

Vulnerable to sunlight

Luxury vinyl plank can begin to fade if exposed to constant sunlight, so it should be installed in an area with little natural light.

Floors Touch carries a awide selection of vinyl plank flooring. We can even install your flooring for you! Call Floors Touch today at (214) 326-0100! Also, check out our blog for more helpful home remodeling tips!

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