Learn About Vinyl Plank Flooring
Deaton’s Carpet One Floor & Home is your local source for durable and beautiful flooring. Luxury vinyl plank flooring, which is a type of luxury vinyl flooring, combines real wood looks with premium performance features. Luxury vinyl flooring was made with pet owners and parents of young children in mind. These floors are made to look and feel like real hardwood, but can resist spills, messes, and any daily challenges your home throws at your flooring.
What Is Vinyl Plank Flooring?
Much of luxury vinyl’s durability is attributed to its multiple wear layers. The top layer, which is called the wear layer, is much stronger than wood, so it will resist virtually all scratches, scuffs, and other surface blemishes. Some options are even stain resistant. Underneath the wear layer usually is the design layer. The design layer includes a high-definition wood visual, so it provides the vinyl planks with their real wood looks. Luxury vinyl also features support layers, which makes the planks more stable and resistant to warping, cracking, or any unwanted damage caused by moisture.
Most luxury vinyl plank floors are resistant to moisture, but there are options that are entirely waterproof. These floors are perfect for your entire home. Unlike natural hardwood flooring, you can have the authentic look of hardwood installed in places like your bathroom and kitchen. They are also stylish enough to be installed in bedrooms and living rooms.
Vinyl Plank Flooring vs Hardwood
With its strong wear layer, vinyl plank can handle scratches and scuffs better than wood. Whereas wood planks cannot get wet, vinyl planks can be installed in areas with moisture. Vinyl planks are typically less expensive to purchase and maintain compared to hardwood. Due to advancements in digital printing, vinyl plank looks exactly like real wood. It even features wood textures.