Luxury Vinyl Guide
Luxury vinyl flooring is an ever growing category and has gained a lot of popularity with home owners and business owners alike. This is because luxury vinyl flooring combines the natural looks of wood and stone with premium performance. So, regardless of your style preferences and performance desires, we can help you find the perfect luxury vinyl product for your home or business. House of Carpets Carpet One Floor & Home in Modesto, CA is your local flooring retailer for residential and commercial projects.
Unlike hardwood and stone, luxury vinyl is made with synthetic materials which makes it extra durable and resistant to more things than natural flooring would be. With this construction, luxury vinyl is resistant to surface scratches and scuffs, and it also can handle spills and stains. Luxury vinyl is constructed of additional support layers which make it more stable and resistant to cracking and warping.
What are the Different Types of Luxury Vinyl?
When shopping for luxury vinyl you’ll find you can choose from tiles and planks. These planks and tiles use high-tech digital printing technology to achieve the detailed and authentic looks of stone, wood or tile flooring. This makes luxury vinyl an ideal alternative to natural flooring options. It is the best of both when it comes to looks and durability. Finally you can live on a floor worry-free. Since luxury vinyl has grown so rapidly, there are other options to choose from like waterproof luxury vinyl.
Where can Luxury Vinyl be Installed?
Luxury vinyl features the ultimate durability. Most luxury vinyl floors have a scratch resistant surface, so your floors won’t become dull from use. Luxury vinyl floors are also a hypoallergenic option because they are easy to care for and do not trap or provide a growth environment for harmful allergens. Unlike hardwood flooring, luxury vinyl can be installed in places with moisture, and even in places with a lot of foot traffic. Luxury vinyl’s visuals are so realistic, you can install it in busy places around your home and even in bedrooms and living rooms and yours guests will have no idea unless you tell them. Other places you can install luxury vinyl in include bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, basements and even laundry rooms.
Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
For the most part, all luxury vinyl floors are considered moisture resistant, but there are some luxury vinyl options that are considered waterproof. Knowing the difference can make an impact on your purchase. Waterproof luxury vinyl is ideal for kitchens, bathrooms and basements. Several manufactures make waterproof luxury vinyl planks and tiles, but there are other types of waterproof flooring as well. WPC (wood-plastic composite) flooring, for example, is a type of luxury vinyl that is waterproof. WPC features a strong waterproof core that can prevent the planks and tiles from expanding or contracting when exposed to moisture. This core also stops moisture from reaching the subfloor, preventing further damage.
Commercial Luxury Vinyl Flooring?
If you want to add natural wood or stone looks to a commercial setting, be sure to choose commercial vinyl flooring. Commercial vinyl is ultra-durable, so it can handle heavy foot traffic and even rolling traffic. Most commercial luxury vinyl products also come in waterproof options for added durability.
Our Luxury Vinyl Selection
Our luxury vinyl selection is available in a wide variety of styles for you to choose. Not only do we carry the name brand you love but we also carry Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands such as Invincible™, Earthscapes™, and VERÓSTONE™.
Types of Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Not all luxury vinyl is the same. There are planks and tiles that are available in different styles and more. Follow the link below to learn more about what makes planks and tiles different.Learn About Luxury Vinyl Types
Caring for Luxury Vinyl Flooring
If you are looking for a floor that is almost life proof, then consider luxury vinyl flooring. These floors are easy to clean and care for over time.Luxury Vinyl Maintenance
Waterproof Luxury Vinyl Flooring
With waterproof flooring in your home, you can have the look and appeal of natural wood and stone flooring with the strength of a luxury vinyl floor. No longer worry about the accidental mess. These floors are made to be lived on.Learn About Waterproof Floors