What is Vinyl Flooring

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Whether you are remodeling your kitchen, updating your office space or making plans to build a new home, finding the perfect flooring is essential. If you love the appearance of natural materials, but also want a product with the benefits of vinyl, then luxury vinyl tile (LVT) may be your solution!

What is Vinyl Flooring

Beginning in October 2006, traditional vinyl flooring received a makeover thanks to the photogravure process. Generally speaking, this technology enabled manufacturers to use photography to create vinyl flooring that simulates the appearance and texture of wood or stone – with nearly indistinguishable results.  Today, the variety and styles of available LVT on the market has exploded, giving you the ability to have the look of nearly any stone or wood likeness you can comprehend.

Durability of Vinyl Plank Flooring

Perhaps some of the most favorable aspects of an LVT floor are its similarities to traditional vinyl. Structurally, LVT is comprised of the same four layers as traditional vinyl, although the thicknesses of these layers have been increased to provide even more durability and stability. LVT has some degree of flex, allowing it to absorb the impact of dropped objects that would otherwise destroy a ceramic tile, for example.

Like traditional vinyl, an LVT floor is simple to clean and requires virtually no maintenance. Because it is moisture resistant, you can finally have the appearance of wood in areas more subject to getting wet without worrying about damaging your floor.

LVT is so durable that numerous manufacturers are confident enough to offer long-term warranties on their products, giving you even more peace of mind.

How to Install Vinyl Flooring

Ease of installation is a major benefit of LVT flooring. Stone and ceramic tiles require expensive tools, time-consuming cutting of many pieces and the messy process of grouting. You will need a specialized nail gun to install wood flooring, as well as the patience to cut the boards as needed to fit your space. Conversely, LVT installation relies on a few commonplace tools, and you can opt to use a style with or without grout.

Vinyl Flooring Pricing

Like any product with a vast variety of designs and styles, LVT flooring prices vary. Generally speaking, however, you can expect to pay the same amount – and often less – than you would for ceramic tile. 

Vinyl Flooring Options

LVT flooring combines the most desired traits of natural materials with the advantages of vinyl to produce a durable, elegant option for your home or business. Thanks to modern technology, you can have the look you desire in spaces you may have never thought possible.

To learn more about Vinyl Flooring, contact Modern Flooring Carpet One Floor & Home or visit our showroom in New Orleans, LA.