What Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring?
In the past, homeowners needed to make trade-offs when it came time to choose new flooring. If, for example, they wanted the style and luxury of real wood, they would likely need to sacrifice durability and performance. But, nowadays homeowners can avoid these trade-offs by choosing luxury vinyl flooring. Luxury vinyl flooring, or LVT flooring, is specially-made to look like real wood and stone, but because of its synthetic construction, it is extremely durable. More specifically, luxury vinyl can handle moisture, heavy foot traffic, and pretty much anything life throws its way.
Luxury Vinyl Options
There are a few different luxury vinyl flooring options, including glue-down and wood plastic composite (WPC), that you can choose for your home setting. Glue-down luxury vinyl flooring is a more traditional option, and it gets its name from its installation. These floors, as you can imagine, are glued directly to the subfloor with a special adhesive. As a result, glue-down floors are rather thin, but they are a great option for heavy traffic areas.
WPC flooring is a more innovative luxury vinyl option, and it is generally a more stylish and better-performing alternative to glue-down luxury vinyl. WPC floors have thick, rigid constructions and waterproof cores, so they are some of the most durable flooring options available. Click here to learn more about WPC flooring.
As part of our wide selection, we at Valley Carpet One Floor & Home in Van Nuys offer both glue-down and WPC flooring options. Be sure to check out our brand pages to learn more. We offer glue-down luxury vinyl floors such as Karndean Designflooring and Armstrong Alterna.
In addition, we have a few different WPC flooring options such as Invincible H2O, COREtec, Mannington Adura, and Armstrong Luxe.
Advantages of Luxury Vinyl
Inspired by Nature
Sure, you love the look of hardwood floors, but the upfront costs – not to mention the ongoing care requirements- give you second thoughts. With luxury vinyl floors, you can enjoy all the looks you love and never have to worry about refinishing your floors.
No Water Worries
Wooden floors can often expand or contract when it’s humid outside, but luxury vinyl floors are made to endure whatever the day brings. That includes wet weather, pet accidents, and even the occasional plumbing emergency.Visit Our Waterproof Flooring Page
Weathering Life's Changes
For most of us, spills, scuffs, and scratches are simply part of our everyday reality. Luxury vinyl floors are made for YOUR busy life. These floors won’t dent from heavy foot traffic and as for spills? Simply wipe them away as they happen...and forget about it.