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Why you should choose luxury vinyl flooring

There are three good reasons why you’d want to use luxury vinyl flooring (LVF). One is if you are longing for the look of wood, stone, or tile but it just doesn't fit into your budget. Another is if you want a wood floor in a moisture-prone room, such as the bath, where genuine wood isn't recommended for installation. The third reason is if you just want it all, with a material that's waterproof, durable, affordable, easy to care for, and stylish.

Not like your grandma’s vinyl floor

Vinyl flooring was introduced to the US market decades ago and was highly praised for affordability and function. Because of exceptional waterproof characteristics, it was mainly used in kitchens and baths, but as technology evolved so did this floor. It is available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and designs, including stone, wood, and tile mimics. We're now seeing it in every room in the house, from the living and dining areas to the bedroom and hallways.

The image layer is taken with 3D photography so it's lively and you'll see knots, grains, swirls, veining variations with colors that pop. Embossing adds depth and dimension, as well as textured appearances, such as wire brushed, hand scraped, weathered and distressed. In short, no more flat images! Finishes come in all colors and are available in matte, gloss, and high gloss.

Even more realism with design cuts

LVF is a more advanced version of standard vinyl. It is thicker and has an additional design option of being cut into planks, known as a luxury vinyl plank, or square and rectangle tile-sized pieces referred to as LVT flooring. Many feel the additional seams add even more realism and tiles can be mixed and matched to create your design.

LVP is meant to mimic hardwood planks. The vinyl is cut into strips, then mounted on boards. Although it's most associated with wood looks, some use it also when mimicking stone, because the large format gives it a more continuous look like that of quarried marble, granite, or other rocks.

Installation is a fast and uncomplicated floating floor technique or is glued down. As a floating floor, the pieces click together to form a mat that hovers over the subfloor. Note that the subfloor needs to be clean, dry, and level.

With this material, you can have the look of wood without any of the concerns. Come into the Church's Carpet showroom in Hickory, NC so we can show you how vinyl plank flooring can transform your home and your life, all on a budget and with a free quote. We serve customers in and around Hickory, NC. We want you to be our next luxury vinyl flooring customer too, so stop by today.