What is Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring?
When it comes to flooring, the market offers countless options that sometimes become overwhelming when deciding which flooring material to choose from. One flooring option that you could find in the market today that is increasingly becoming popular to many homeowners is the luxury vinyl plank flooring. Why don’t we know more about it?
Luxury vinyl plank flooring
LVP or Luxury Vinyl Plank is a type of vinyl flooring that appears like planks of hardwood floors. Unlike the other vinyl tiles that are thin and flexible, LVPs are made of thicker, multi-layer materials and made into long planks that connect with a tongue-and-groove connection system.
The first layer is made of rigid vinyl, while the second layer is the design layer which gives the vinyl plank the realistic wood or stone appearance. Then it is topped with a transparent film layer to protect the vinyl plank from ripping and tearing. The fourth and topmost layer is made of aluminum oxide which prevents the plank from getting scratched and scuffed. And since it is much thicker, it gives off a more convincing appearance of a wood plank, which is probably one reason for its popularity.
Styles and maintenance
The styles are one of the best things about luxury vinyl plank flooring — it is endless. This will guarantee you that you will find any style that you will love for your flooring. If you are fond of the classic look that wood flooring offers, you will surely like a vinyl plank that resembles oak wood, reclaimed timber, and even mahogany’s deep and rich color. Or maybe you’re planning to give your floor a modern, contemporary look. Vinyl planks can also resemble marble tiles, ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, slate, and even a stone.
Maintaining these floors is easy too. Keep in mind that luxury vinyl planks should not be steamed as the moisture can seep down through the wooden subfloor.
Luxury vinyl plank flooring cost
If you are looking for a flooring option that will improve your home’s aesthetics for a reasonable price, then luxury vinyl plank flooring could be a great option for you. It is about 5 to 10 times less expensive than real wood flooring, and it is an environmentally friendly option. For any questions about luxury vinyl plank flooring, contact us at Custom Home Flooring.