You may already know that vinyl is one of the best kinds of flooring for New Braunfels homeowners who are looking to redo a kitchen or bathroom. However there are quite a few different forms vinyl takes and each one has its benefits and drawbacks. Today, the experts at Floor Coverings International NE San Antonio are going to give you a quick rundown on one of our favorite forms of vinyl: luxury vinyl plank (LVP for short). Read on to learn why vinyl isn’t just for bathroom and kitchens anymore, and find out if it’s right for you.
What is Luxury Vinyl Plank?
Luxury vinyl plank (typically abbreviated as LVP) is a form of vinyl that seeks to closely mimic the appearance of solid hardwood flooring, while maintaining all of the normal benefits of vinyl. Vinyl takes many forms, including sheet vinyl and vinyl tiles, which are both popular choices for kitchens and bathrooms because they are affordable, quick to install, and easy to maintain.
But as homeowners have become more design-minded, vinyl has gained a reputation for being a “cheap” flooring option. That’s where Luxury Vinyl Plank comes in! Read below to learn why LVP can be an attractive choice for every room in your New Braunfels home.
Advantages of Luxury Vinyl Plank
Unlike old-fashioned vinyl, LVP has multiple layers, including an extremely durable wear-layer on top and a high-resolution image just below. The images on luxury vinyl planks are so realistic that even experts can’t tell the difference between vinyl and real solid hardwood just by looking. That means you can choose from a huge selection of simulated finishes, colors, and wood grains in order to have to hardwood floor of your dreams—without the extra care and maintenance that usually accompanies a hardwood floor.
And like all forms of vinyl, LVP is 100% waterproof, making it great for spaces like kitchens and bathrooms that encounter regular moisture. But because the planks are so attractive, you can use LVP for all the other rooms in your house as well. And don’t forget that since vinyl is a form of “resilient” flooring, it’s also very comfortable to stand on.
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There’s a lot more to learn about vinyl, which is why we recommend scheduling a free in-home consultation with Floor Coverings International NE San Antonio. We proudly serve the greater Northeast San Antonio, New Braunfels, Schertz area, so contact us today to get started!