Is it your first-time purchasing flooring for your home or business? Investing in your floors is an excellent choice, but you probably have a lot of questions. Your questions are normal and quite common that is why we want to welcome you to our “frequently asked questions” blog page, where we will try to help eliminate any concerns or request you may have. Today, we are going to focus on Luxury Vinyl Planking and help address any questions you might have. Let’s take a look!
Q: What is LVP?
A: “LVP stands for luxury vinyl planks. These planks are considered premium because of their high-quality visual aesthetics, warranties, durability, and installation options. Most LVP products are floating floors that may or may not come with a built-in underlayment. Luxury vinyl planking is usually durable enough to be used in the commercial application as well as residential real estate.”
Q: Is Luxury Vinyl Planking/Tile Waterproof?
A: “Typically, many manufacturers create a waterproof LVP. Many warranties will stand by their products for water issues; however, it is essential to check with your sales representative or manufacture on your particular product. Being waterproof makes LVP a perfect solution for mudrooms, kitchens, and baths alike. Some LVP flooring can be completely submerged underwater from flooding or natural disasters, be taken out, dried, and reinstalled–the product is quite incredible.”
Q: Can I Install LVP in Any Room in My House?
A: “Yes, LVP has highly increased in marketplace sales over the past ten years. Homeowners are in love with the look, versatility, and durability these products have to offer. As we mentioned above, waterproof LVP is a perfect solution for any room in your home! It is great because you can have a high-quality wood-mimicking look in areas that you never imagined like your basement, bathroom, or mudroom. LVP brings style without compromise to every space.”
Q: Can I Solvent Polish or Wax My LVP Flooring?
A: “No, it is recommended to use your manufacturer’s assigned cleaning product. Additionally, it is advised not to use heavy detergents or shining products. Wax and solvent-based cleaners do not mix well with the floor and can create an unwanted glazing.”
If one of your questions is not answered here, we encourage you to ask in the comment section below so we can help educate you before your purchase. Thanks for reading, and if you missed last week’s post, you can view it here!