Is luxury vinyl flooring durable?

Is luxury vinyl flooring durable?

Luxury vinyl (LVF) is so durable it’s considered to be the most kid-and-pet friendly flooring around. It’s also 100% waterproof from top to bottom, meaning it can be submerged or spilled on without damage.

Protection against scratches, scuffs, and other wear

This is because of a thick, transparent melamine wear layer that keeps spills from absorbing. While all vinyl is strong, LVF is a multi-layered product that's five times stronger than the original vinyl.

However, we want you to be sure you get true LVF, so make sure the thickness measures between 8-mm and 12-mm. The wear layer is a separate measurement, and although it comes in different thicknesses, the best for heavily trafficked floors like the kitchen is 20-mils.
Other benefits include:

1. Style: LVF offers nature-inspired images of wood, stone, and tile with bright colors, vivid patterns, and characteristics like knots, swirls, grains, and veining variations. The design layer includes micro beveling and embossing to add depth, design, and textured looks, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. It is created with high-definition photography.

To add even more to the realism, the product can be cut into planks called Luxury Vinyl Plank or LVP. It can also be cut into squares that can be used with or without grout called Luxury Vinyl Tile or LVT.

2. Affordability: Sometimes, even the flooring experts have trouble discerning LVF from the real thing, but you will undoubtedly know when you go to pay. You won't be spending nearly the same price as you would for genuine materials.

3. Low maintenance: It's also effortless to care for with only a regular sweeping (daily, if possible) and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Please avoid waxy, shine-promoting products that damage the finish and dull the floor.

4. Uncomplicated installation: This is a snap, especially on a floating floor. The pieces click together, mat, then hover over a clean, dry, and level subfloor without nails or glue.

Stop by for your luxury vinyl flooring today

At Carpet Mill USA, we’re the No. 1 Upper Valley superstore, and we carry only the best luxury vinyl flooring brands, including COREtec, Armstrong, Congoleum, and more. Our showroom is in Lebanon, NH, and come in for a free quote, especially if you live or work in Hanover, New London, Grafton, NH, and Woodstock, VT.