If you’ve been keeping up with current flooring trends, chances are you’ve seen or heard a lot about luxury vinyl flooring (LVF). This newer material has relatively quickly made a name for itself in both residential and commercial flooring circles. However, many Lexington homeowners don’t really know much about this new mystery material that has taken the flooring industry by storm. Here we’ll explore the basics, as well as some fun facts about luxury vinyl.
What is it?
Luxury vinyl is a flooring material that combines modern construction with traditional convenience to create a new and improved vinyl with increased durability and style. It’s made using a layered construction. The bottom layer is a resilient vinyl backing to provide support. The second is a color layer. On top of that is a photographic film layer, which is one of the qualities that give luxury vinyl its sophistication. The film layer is made of high-resolution imaging that can mimic other flooring styles, such as real hardwood or natural stone. On top of that visual layer is the fourth and final protective coating of either urethane or aluminum oxide. This top wear layer contributes to the product’s increased durability.
Benefits of Luxury Vinyl
In addition to the style versatility, strength, and durability mentioned above, luxury vinyl flooring has many other benefits. One of these benefits is it’s easy to install without nails or adhesive, as it uses a clicking installation method. It’s also easy to clean and maintain. Simple damp mopping is generally all that’s needed. The surface of luxury vinyl is resistant to scratches, stains, dents, and scuffs. LVF is also water resistant, which means it can be installed in kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms without you having to worry about it warping or getting damaged. Luxury vinyl’s durability makes it ideal for the high traffic areas of Lexington homes or in commercial spaces. It’s also more affordable than many other hard-surface flooring materials. Many industry-leading flooring manufacturers have even come out with their own products, including USFloors COREtec Plus Engineered Luxury Vinyl Flooring. With luxury vinyl flooring, you can have the durability, affordability, and convenience of vinyl, as well as the style and sophisticated look of hardwood or tile.
If you’re looking to install new luxury vinyl flooring in your home, we can help! Call Floor Coverings International Lexington today to schedule a free in-home consultation.
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