Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
If you're looking for a flooring option that's stylish and durable, be sure to consider luxury vinyl flooring. Luxury vinyl, although it offers natural looks, can handle moisture, stains, scratches, and almost anything else life throws its way.
One of the most popular luxury vinyl flooring options is vinyl plank flooring. Vinyl plank combines luxury vinyl's performance with authentic wood visuals.
Vinyl Plank vs Hardwood
Let's see exactly how luxury vinyl plank compares to hardwood:
Appearance: In the past, there was no mistaking vinyl for hardwood. But, because of advancements in digital printing, vinyl plank flooring looks exactly like real wood. Also, vinyl planks can even be textured to feel like wood. Vinyl plank is available in actual planks lengths and widths.
Wear resistance: Hardwood is often finished, so it can resist some scratches, scuffs, and other surface blemishes. Vinyl plank, however, has a strong top layer, which is called the wear layer, that resists virtually all scratches. Some high-end options even have guaranteed scratch resistance.
Water resistance: Vinyl plank flooring is considered moisture resistance, as the planks are unlikely to expand and contract when exposed to moisture. You can even choose waterproof vinyl plank flooring options that have super-strong waterproof cores. Hardwood, as you probably know, isn't recommended for areas with moisture.
Comfort: Vinyl plank has a more resilient construction than hardwood, so it is softer and warmer underfoot.
Price: For the most part, vinyl plank flooring is more affordable than hardwood.
Where Can Vinyl Plank Be Installed?
Vinyl plank flooring, because it is moisture and wear resistant, can be installed pretty much anywhere in the home. In high-moisture areas like kitchens and bathrooms, we recommend choosing a waterproof vinyl plank option.
There are some commercial-grade vinyl plank floors that can handle the foot traffic you'd expect in commercial areas such as offices.
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