When you're choosing luxury vinyl flooring to decorate your home, you can be assured that you are investing in a strong, easy to care for, affordable floor. Luxury vinyl is a material that is much lower in cost versus other flooring options like hardwood and stone, and the material is water-resistant and durable. There are also a variety of colors, styles, and patterns to choose from. Thus, vinyl truly complements your interior decor and your lifestyle. K & Y Carpet One Floor & Home in Melbourne, Florida, is your local flooring store with the best vinyl flooring selection in the area.
There are three different types of vinyl available today, including sheet vinyl, vinyl planks, and vinyl tiles. Sheet vinyl comes in prepared rolls and is a budget-friendly choice that’s versatile, easy to install, and water-repellent. Below we go more in-depth on luxury vinyl planks and tiles.
Luxury vinyl plank flooring (LVP) is constructed to mimic the look of hardwood, without the difficult installation and maintenance practices involved. It is also a much more affordable choice than genuine hardwood, and thanks to advanced digital photography, these planks’ surfaces are, literally, photocopies of the real thing. A clear, scratch-proof coating, along with many dense layers, completes this impressive construction. It resists moisture and, in some cases, is 100% waterproof. At the same time, these planks are deceivingly soft to stand upon, yet they won’t ever shrink or expand due to humidity or moisture. Installation is easy: simply click these planks together without ever needing nails or adhesives. As for care and upkeep: well, here’s a hint- your days of polishing and sanding are now over.
Luxury vinyl tile flooring (LVT) is a smart and stylish solution to many of today’s most pressing residential and commercial flooring needs. With its ongoing benefits, including simplistic maintenance requirements and striking good looks, luxury vinyl tile works well in nearly any interior setting. Readily customizable and gentle on your feet, luxury vinyl tile demonstrates incredible softness along with unmatched strength. Designed to handle climate extremes with confidence and ease, luxury vinyl tile is available in a vast range of nature-inspired textures, shades, and patterns. Posing a preferred method of tiling, luxury vinyl tile eliminates the woes of traditional ceramic or porcelain tile. Easy to install and extremely affordable, luxury vinyl tile brings ongoing value. It can withstand humidity and is sturdy enough to manage heavy foot traffic. Accidental spills are no match for this vinyl flooring: simply wipe away moisture as it gathers at the surface. Luxury vinyl tile works great in commercial spaces for these reasons: it’s also a favorite of pet owners and parents.
Certain traditions tend to stick around for the long haul, and hardwood flooring is one such tradition. Hardwood flooring is always in high demand, offering ongoing value, elegance, and endurance. Still, authentic hardwood isn’t the best choice for every environment. The Florida climate, your busy household, and a limited budget can all present some serious challenges for hardwood. Don’t worry, though: we have the perfect alternative! Wood-look luxury vinyl flooring is a wonderful option for all those situations where natural hardwood simply won’t work. There are many smart reasons to opt for wood-look luxury vinyl instead of actual hardwood planks.
Offering up ultra-realistic visuals, wood-look luxury vinyl uses actual photographs of various hardwood species to obtain authentic patterns and textures. At the same time, these vinyl planks and tiles are sturdy enough to handle heavy foot traffic, moisture, humidity, and everyday accidents. They’re made to resist scratches and stains, and unlike hardwood, you won’t ever need to sand, refinish, or polish your floor. Many varieties of luxury vinyl are also 100% waterproof. Whichever type of wood-look luxury vinyl flooring you choose, take comfort in knowing that keeping up your new floor is now a simple process.
It is a common misconception that all luxury vinyl flooring is waterproof. Typically, luxury vinyl comes in water-resistant options, but not all are made to be entirely waterproof. It is never a fun experience finding out the hard way that your floors are not waterproof. We make sure that when you stop by our showroom, you can leave knowing the difference between waterproof and water-resistant flooring. We have water-resistant and 100% waterproof vinyl flooring options, such as Invincible H20. Waterproof vinyl planks and tiles won’t allow leaks to escape below the surface of the floor.
Waterproof flooring creates moisture repelling barrier between your floor and subfloor. A waterproof floor resists moisture from the surface all the way through to the core. Materials such as limestone dust and PVC composites that do not absorb moisture are used in the core to make luxury vinyl waterproof. This waterproof core means your floors will not expand or warp due to moisture. You should always keep in mind that just because the flooring itself is waterproof, that does not mean your subfloor is. They also resist expanding and warping under moist conditions. We install our waterproof planks and tiles with spill-tight seams. Many options also have a rigid core structure that adds further stability. Additionally, some of our collections have an antimicrobial underlayment that helps prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria and mold.
A smart decision for all kinds of interiors, luxury vinyl flooring can be used in every room of the home. Offering up realistic hardwood textures and grains for your living room, as well as enduring, waterproof styles, this flooring family has you – and your loved ones- fully covered. Water-resistant and eternally stylish, luxury vinyl has swiftly earned its spot as a favorite flooring for kitchens and bathrooms. It can hold its own against pretty much everything that comes it’s way: dirt, stains, scuffs, scratches, and splashes. As long as the appropriate preparation has been taken in advance, including removing all traces of old flooring and thoroughly scrubbing down that subfloor. Vinyl can be installed over just about any subfloor, so it is a versatile and money-saving choice as long as any imperfections- such as cracks in a cement subfloor are repaired so no problems persist.
When you shop with us, you’ll find quality products at an affordable price. We have popular brand names such as COREtec, and we also have Carpet One exclusives. Our exclusive luxury vinyl flooring collections include Invincible H2O, Earthscapes, and VeroStone, all of which come with great warranties and performance features. We also pride ourselves on being locally owned and operated, so you can always expect friendly and personalized service when you visit. Stop by our showroom or start browsing our luxury vinyl flooring selection online now.
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Is Luxury Vinyl Easy to Clean?
Luxury vinyl flooring is relatively easy to clean and maintain. For the most part, spills can be wiped from the surface without any issues, and the surface will rarely scratch or scuff.
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