What Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring?
As your neighborhood flooring experts, we at McDonald Carpet One Floor & Home in Boulder are here to handle all of your luxury vinyl flooring (LVT flooring) needs. What exactly is luxury vinyl flooring? Luxury vinyl looks like real wood or stone, but it features an ultra-durable synthetic construction. As a result, it can handle spills, stains, scratches, and scuffs, and it can be installed in areas with moisture and heavy foot traffic. For true wood looks, be sure to choose vinyl plank flooring. It is available in wood-like planks that can even be textured like real wood. If you’re looking to add the looks of stone or ceramic, take a look at vinyl tile flooring.
Glue-Down Luxury Vinyl
Glue-down luxury vinyl gets its name from its installation method. The planks and tiles are quite literally glued down directly to the subfloor with a special adhesive. Consequently, glue-down luxury vinyl floors stand strong against foot traffic, so they are great for high-traffic settings such as commercial spaces.
Click Luxury Vinyl
Like glue-down luxury vinyl, click luxury vinyl flooring is named after its installation. The vinyl planks and tiles perfectly attach and “click” together, so they float over the subfloor almost like a puzzle. No special adhesive is needed. Most click luxury vinyl floors also have strong waterproof cores, so the planks and tiles will never expand or contract when exposed to moisture.
Click luxury vinyl floors typically are more comfortable underfoot than glue-down floors, so they are preferred for residential settings. But, glue-down luxury vinyl does remain better-suited for high-traffic areas.
Our Luxury Vinyl Selection
We offer a few different luxury vinyl flooring options, including Carpet One exclusives such as Invincible H2O.
One of our featured luxury vinyl options is Provenza MaxCore.
Advantages of Luxury Vinyl
Luxury vinyl may look and feel exactly like hardwood, ceramic, or stone, but it won’t become cracked, dented, scuffed, chipped, or otherwise weathered with time. In other words, you won’t ever have to worry about refinishing your luxury vinyl floor: it remains easy to clean and maintain.
Wooden floors won’t stand for splashes or frequent spills- but luxury vinyl is crafted with the accident-prone in mind. A beautiful addition to nearly any space, luxury vinyl is especially great for kitchens and bathrooms, as it resists moisture: some varieties even boast a waterproof core, adding an additional splash barrier.
Frequent footsteps can quickly take their toll on your hardwood floor, but luxury vinyl was made with your furry friends and family members in mind. They’re not only easy to clean, but won’t stain, scuff, or dent.