At General Floor, we think that is a great question to answer. If you’ve spent any time at all floor shopping, you’ve probably heard that luxury vinyl is the best floor for any home. But why? Let’s answer that question below.
Luxury vinyl has a reputation
Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) have many characteristics that give them a particular reputation for being a high-quality floor. The first characteristic that comes to mind is the durability of LVF. LVP and LVT are both comprised of layers. The backing layer is waterproof and sealed to prevent mold and mildew from growing. The core layer is made of PVC vinyl. PVC is a standard construction material that is used everywhere in buildings for its reliability. Then comes the imaging layer. This is where you have the desired image, be it wood, stone, tile, granite, or slate. The imaging layer is three-dimensional, so it has width and depth to it. So if you scored the flooring, you wouldn’t be able to tell from the depth of the imaging layer.
Another popular characteristic is the waterproof nature of luxury vinyl. LVF comes as a completely waterproof product. So it provides protection for your floor in basements, laundry rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and more. It can withstand a small flood of water, and the material will not warp or ripple after a long time underwater.
The upper layer, the wear layer, of the luxury vinyl also features durability. It is a melamine cover that resists scuffs, scratches, and scrapes. It is also stain-resistant. You can get this layer in different thicknesses, so make sure to ask about it. The thicker the wear layer, the longer the life of the floor.
Let us help you
At General Floor, we work hard to make sure you are satisfied with your flooring. We know luxury vinyl and our showroom in the greater Philadelphia area have many samples for you to look at and decide on. Our service areas are Lancaster, Bensalem, Plymouth Meeting, PA and Edison, Cherry Hill, Hackensack, Bellmawr, NJ, Dover, and New Castle, DE. We want to get it right, so speak honestly about your desires to our staff, and we will strive to meet them. Our team would love to tell you all about LVT and LVP and how they can meet your needs. Call us today!