Luxury Vinyl Flooring Guide
Children and pets can wreak havoc on your floors, unless you choose a floor that is made to be durable. Luxury vinyl flooring is the ideal options for homes with active families because they are easy to care for and virtually life-proof. At Georgia Direct Carpet One Floor & Home in Noblesville and Richmond, IN we bring you the most innovative and on trend flooring that is available to us. Vinyl flooring now comes in more rigid and durable options known as luxury vinyl flooring, which is an extremely versatile flooring option.
Our flooring professionals can help to match you to the best luxury vinyl flooring option for your home. Luxury vinyl floors are great for homes with children or pets because they resist scratches and scuff, and are easy to clean when accidents happen. All you have to do is sweep up dust and dirt, and wipe up spills with a cloth. Luxury vinyl is best for bathrooms and kitchens because of its resiliency and waterproof qualities.
Types of Luxury Vinyl
Part of luxury vinyl’s popularity is due to how durable and resistant it is to everyday life. Luxury vinyl is made of multiple layers including a water resistant core, a sound absorbing base, and a tough wear layer that can stand up to dropped items and pet claws. The high-definition image layer is where luxury vinyl gets its luxurious reputation due to its ability to exactly mimic the look of hardwood or stone.
When it comes to luxury vinyl flooring, you have options including luxury vinyl tile flooring and luxury vinyl plank flooring. Vinyl tile is an alternative to ceramic and porcelain tile, while vinyl plank is an alternative to hardwood and laminate. There are also newer, more durable options like WPC and rigid core luxury vinyl, which feature waterproof qualities.
Waterproof Luxury Vinyl
For the most part, all luxury vinyl floors feature some sort of resistance to moisture, but there are some luxury vinyl options that are considered waterproof. WPC (wood-plastic composite) flooring, for example, is a type of luxury vinyl that is 100% waterproof. There are also regular types of luxury vinyl that feature strong waterproof cores that prevents the planks and tiles from ever expanding or contracting when exposed to moisture. This core also stops moisture from reaching your subfloor, which further prevents any unwanted damage caused by moisture.
Where to Install Luxury Vinyl
Luxury vinyl, compared to hardwood flooring, is suitable for pretty much any area in the home. It can stand up to the foot traffic you typically see in living rooms, it is realistic enough for bedrooms, and it can handle the moisture you’d expect in kitchens. In areas of your home such as bathrooms and basements we do recommend choosing a waterproof luxury vinyl floor.
Our Luxury Vinyl Selection
Georgia Direct Carpet One Floor & Home is your local leader when it comes to luxury vinyl flooring. Be sure to visit our showroom to learn everything there is to know about luxury vinyl. We feature our very own exclusive brands including Invincible™ H2O, Invincible™ LVT, and VERÓSTONE™.
Be sure to stop by our showroom in Noblesville, IN to see just how exceptional luxury vinyl is and speak with one of our flooring experts to see if luxury vinyl is right for your home!
How to Care for Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Caring for luxury vinyl flooring is super easy and simple. Luxury vinyl flooring only requires occasional cleaning, and as long as you make it to a mess quick enough you will not have to worry about staining. Follow the link below to learn about luxury vinyl cleaning tips.How Do I Care for Vinyl?
Different Types of Luxury Vinyl
Not all luxury vinyl is made the same, or even looks the same. You can choose from luxury vinyl planks and tiles that are made to look and feel like natural hardwood, tile, and stone flooring. Follow the link below to learn about the different types of luxury vinyl.What Are the Types of Vinyl?