If you have recently been in the flooring market for your next home or commercial project, I’m sure you have been exposed to luxury vinyl. Luxury vinyl is an incredible product; it comes as a tile (LVT) or plank (LVP). Luxury vinyl is made of numerous layers of vinyl, plastic, and rigid cores, making it one of the most durable and versatile flooring materials available. The product is 100% man-made, meaning it can represent any genre of flooring. Luxury vinyl can look like wood, ceramic, or even exotic types of flooring, such as bamboo and cork. The list of benefits of luxury vinyl is long, but today, I will discuss the top five reasons to consider luxury vinyl for your next flooring project.
COST EFFECTIVE First of all, luxury vinyl is cost effective. Since the product is man-made, it is much less expensive to produce than other types of floors that it mimics, such as hardwood or ceramic tile. The price points vary, however, you can expect to make a fairly low investment for a quality piece of luxury vinyl. Luxury vinyl can start to creep up in price when options like attached pad backing, thicker cores, and higher-end looks are introduced. 2.WATER RESILIENT/ WATER PROOF Luxury vinyl is essentially made up of mostly plastic, which means it is extremely water resilient, and with some products, is even water proof. This makes luxury vinyl an exceptional option for heavy use/wet areas. Kitchens, bathrooms, and basements are all areas that tend to attract moisture. Luxury vinyl will not warp, delaminate, or peel from exposure to water. 3.MAINTENANCE Obviously, the fact that luxury vinyl is water resilient makes it easy to clean and maintain. In addition, it is hard to stain, scratch, or scuff the product. This makes luxury vinyl an excellent option for families with pets and kids. You can actually live on and enjoy your floor without needing to worry about damaging it.
EASE OF INSTALLATION There are two types of installation for luxury vinyl: glue-down or click together. In general, the trend continues to go toward click-together options. The planks click together using a tongue and groove locking system. Anyone with a little construction aptitude can install the product themselves. For those less handy, Freed’s Floors has a team of professional installers.
LIFESPAN Luxury vinyl has a long lifespan, meaning your investment in this product can last for years. Unlike hardwood, which can scratch and fade overtime, or carpet, which can easily wear, luxury vinyl is resilient. This makes it a great option for those who want to choose one type of flooring and stick with it.
Freed’s Floors has a massive selection of luxury vinyl. Whether you are interested in in-stock options or wanting to special order a color and style that is completely unique to you, Freed’s has a floor for that! Our experienced sales staff is here to help answer every question you have about luxury vinyl. In addition, we are here to offer free in-home measurements and estimates. You have to see luxury vinyl in person to understand how beautiful, versatile, and unbelievable this product is. We look forward to seeing you for your next flooring project!