To start what is luxury vinyl? Luxury vinyl is a particular type of vinyl flooring that differs from sheet vinyl. There are two types: luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT). Both are installed piece-by-piece, a departure from sheet vinyl, which is installed in one large section. Luxury vinyl plank is manufactured to mimic the look of traditional hardwood and luxury vinyl tile is made to imitate the look of ceramic tile or stone tile.
Both luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile offer a modern approach to traditional sheet vinyl. They maintain the easy maintenance that sheet vinyl has long been known for with the added benefit of increased visual appeal. Here we’ll be discussing the unique advantages offered by luxury vinyl plank. We encourage you to read on, and to consider adding this innovative material to your Hillsborough home.
Luxury Vinyl Plank Advantages
Easy to Install—Unlike sheet vinyl, which is manufactured in large sections, luxury vinyl plank is made into individual planks. This makes for a quick and painless installation process. Individual planks are easy to transport and they can also be cut to fit virtually any space.
Easy to Repair—The easy installation process offered by luxury vinyl plank also lends itself to pain free repairs. If one plank, or a section of planks, is damaged it can be quickly and affordably replaced. In comparison, if one section of sheet vinyl is damaged the entire floor often needs to be replaced.
Access—Perhaps its greatest advantage, luxury vinyl plank allows homeowners to achieve the look of hardwood flooring in rooms where hardwood typically isn’t recommended. Wood flooring doesn’t respond well to moisture and often warps when exposed to water. For this reason hardwood usually isn’t an option in bathrooms, laundry rooms, or basements. Luxury vinyl plank offers a solution and gives homeowners the opportunity to achieve the look of hardwood in an increased number of rooms.
Luxury Vinyl Plank Precautions
Cost—Compared to sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl plank does tend to be more expensive. This is because it very accurately represents the look of authentic hardwood. To keep costs down we recommend that you only install luxury vinyl plank in rooms that really need it.
Here at Floor Coverings International Hillsborough we look forward to helping you find the perfect luxury vinyl for your home, whether that’s luxury vinyl plank or luxury vinyl tile. We proudly serve the greater Hillsborough, Flemington, Princeton areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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