Luxury vinyl flooring is one of the most revolutionary products on the market today. With a beautiful design to match its incredible durability, this flooring is perfect for any homeowner looking to transition the floors in their home. Plus, it comes in a wide variety of styles and colors to meet your design preferences. But if you are new to the product and do not know a lot about luxury vinyl, the selections can seem overwhelming at first. To help homeowners better understand their flooring, we took a look at the top most-asked questions about luxury vinyl. Let’s get started!
Q: Where Can I Have Luxury Vinyl Installed?
A: Luxury vinyl is an extremely versatile product that allows the homeowner to install them virtually anywhere (with the exception of outdoors).
Q: I Damaged an LVP Plank in the Middle of My Floor. Can I Replace a Plank That’s in the Middle?
A: The ease of installation comes in handy when it comes to fixing damaged planks. Luckily, you do not need to worry if you damaged a plank in the middle of the floors. In fact, you can either have your floors uninstalled, then reinstalled or cut out the plank, remove it, and replace it. That being said, it may be wise to purchase a few extra planks and store them in case one of yours is damaged. Just in case your flooring is discontinued, this guarantees you can fix your floors.
Q: Is Luxury Vinyl Durable?
A: Luxury vinyl is composed of several layers, making it as durable as it is beautiful. It has a clear wear layer to help prolong its lifespan as well as prevent scratches and indentations. To help you better understand its composition, we took a closer look at the five main layers that make up luxury vinyl.
- Wear Layer: The top surface layer is referred to as the wear layer. As the name suggests, it protects your floors from wear and tear.
- Luxury Vinyl Print: Beneath the wear layer, you will find the luxury vinyl print. This print is a high-definition, beautiful image.
- Interlocking System: Right under the print, you will find the interlocking system that helps make the product easy to install.
- Waterproof Core: The fourth layer, the 100% waterproof core, is considered the most revolutionary. It allows you to install these gorgeous floors in moisture-prone areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements.
- Attached Underlayment: Lastly, you will find the attached underlayment, and this layer provides comfort to the product.
With LVP, the thicker the wear layer and the thicker the vinyl, the more high-quality the product is. Ideally, you want to search for a luxury vinyl that provides both attributes.
Q: What Is the Difference Between LVT and LVP?
A: Luxury vinyl has two main categories: luxury vinyl planking (LVP) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT). The main difference between the two is right there in the name: the planks and the tiles. The planks mimic the traditional, elegant look of hardwood floors, whereas the tiles mimic the chic, sleek look of ceramic and natural stone. These versatile, durable alternatives are perfect for any design.
Q: How Do I Maintain My Luxury Vinyl Floors?
A: Fortunately, the care and maintenance of LVP are quite easy and straightforward. To help readers take care of their luxury vinyl, be sure to check out our previous blog post here.
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 manufacturer 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: How Is Luxury Vinyl Installed?
A: There are three different user-friendly ways to install LVP floors: Interlocking System, Peel & Stick, and Glue Down.
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