Luxury Vinyl Guide
Oberdorf Carpet One Floor & Home in Lewisburg, PA is your local flooring retailer and we are here to help you find a new luxury vinyl floor for your home. When you step in our showroom, you will find a wide variety of luxury vinyl flooring options to choose from ranging in style, look, and trends. We hold high quality standards for all of our flooring and luxury vinyl is no exception. Luxury vinyl is one of the fastest growing flooring categories today and comes in a variety of types and styles.
Luxury vinyl is often used as an alternative to real wood or stone flooring. Luxury vinyl is more resilient than natural flooring and features other benefits as well. If you do not have the budget for natural flooring then this is the right fit for you. In addition to the difference in materials, other features that sets luxury vinyl apart from natural flooring it is warmer to walk on and is more forgiving underfoot.
Types of Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Many customers ask us what is luxury vinyl and what is it made out of. It is made up of multiple layers that all play individual roles in building one product. The base of luxury vinyl varies from cork to rubber, and the center is normally made from virgin PVC, then there is a high definition image layer that can replicate stone or wood. To top it off the wear layer is made from a clear plastic film that, depending upon how thick it is, determines the strength of your floors.
The high definition image layer is where luxury vinyl gets its look from. This image is a close up of real wood and stone, and captures the authentic details of that particular material like grains and knots. In addition to the image layer, many times the wear layer uses registered embossing to create an authentic feel of wood or stone. This is what makes luxury vinyl such a popular alternative.
Luxury vinyl is one of the fastest growing flooring categories and comes in a variety of options including luxury vinyl planks, luxury vinyl tiles, WPC, rigid core, and SPC.
Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Flooring
One benefit of luxury vinyl is it is easy to clean. No one wants to spend all their time cleaning floors, and vinyl flooring keeps cleaning easy. Dirt and moisture aren’t able to seep into the flooring and it’s easy to clean up spills when they happen. This makes vinyl a great choice, even when you’re dealing with high moisture areas in your home.
Luxury vinyl features superior durability. It has a wear layer that will hold up well under even heavy wear and tear. When you’re choosing your vinyl floor, ensure you choose an option with a thicker wear layer, especially if you’re having the flooring installed in areas that get heavy use.
Luxury vinyl flooring is stain resistant. When you invest in flooring for your home, you want to make sure it looks good for years. It’s a big investment and some flooring will stain, leaving floors looking dingy and dirty. With vinyl, it’s easy to clean up stains and you won’t end up with marks left behind to ruin the look of your floors.
Luxury vinyl floors are comfortable to step and stand on. Beyond ease of cleaning, durability, and stain resistance, you want your flooring to be comfortable. A vinyl floor offers cushioned comfort that feels great on feet, especially if you spend quite a bit of time standing or walking through the home. Cushioned vinyl flooring is perfect for kitchens, since you spend time standing and preparing food.
Choosing vinyl for your home ensures that you spend less time cleaning and more time enjoying your family. You’ll appreciate the excellent durability offered, especially if your home gets a lot of foot traffic. With cushioned comfort and stain resistance as well, it’s easy to see why so many people are choosing to invest in vinyl when it’s time to have new flooring installed.
Our Luxury Vinyl Selection
Now that you know more about luxury vinyl, your next step is to stop by our Carpet One Floor & Home showroom and speak with a flooring expert. We also carry our very own exclusive brands such as Invincible™ LVT, Invincible™ H2O, and VERÓSTONE™.
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