Luxury vinyl flooring is one of the fastest-growing flooring categories on the market and is also gaining popularity among homeowners as well. The planks and tiles are made to replicate the authentic look of real wood and stone flooring but are more durable. They have proven themselves to be an economical alternative to real natural flooring. In fact, unlike stone and hardwood, luxury vinyl can be installed virtually anywhere in the home. It’s a great kid-friendly and pet-friendly flooring option!
Riverside Carpet One Floor & Home in Columbus, IN, is your local source for all things luxury vinyl flooring and more. Our local flooring experts are here to help you find the best luxury vinyl floor for your home. We can match you to a floor that not only suits your style but also complements your lifestyle. You can choose from a variety of styles that range from classic to today’s hottest trends.
Today’s market offers a variety of different types of luxury vinyl flooring. As its popularity continues to grow, so does its selection. The most popular and common types of luxury vinyl are planks and tiles. They come in styles that replicate the authentic looks of wood and stone and vary in a wide variety of colors, designs, and styles.
Luxury vinyl plank flooring has the same rich, deep texture as hardwood but without the cost. It comes in plank form and often features unique characteristics like beveled edges and textures that match the grain patterns and knots in the wood visuals. Unlike real wood floor panels, vinyl planks are water-repellent and can handle moisture-prone areas without warping. Plus luxury vinyl plank floors have a durable wear layer that makes them extremely scratch and dent-resistant. They never need to be refinished and they’re perfect for bringing a hardwood look into areas like your bathroom and kitchen.
Luxury vinyl tiles feature the same classic looks as tile, but are much warmer to the touch. Some collections even come with integrated grout lines. Plus, vinyl tile floors are easier to install, more affordable, and simpler to replace and repair. They’re also less likely to crack over time from foot traffic and wear. And, many vinyl tiles have an insulated underlayment that makes the floor warmer, softer, and quieter to walk on.
Our customers often ask us if luxury vinyl flooring is completely waterproof. Almost all of our luxury vinyl flooring options are resistant to moisture, but there are luxury vinyl options that are considered waterproof. Waterproof flooring has a watertight surface and a strong waterproof core that prevents the planks and tiles from ever-expanding or contracting when exposed to moisture. This core also stops moisture from reaching the subfloor and makes wiping up spills easy. Although the surface of the floor is waterproof, keep in mind your subfloors are not and you should clean up large spills right away.
You can install luxury vinyl in any area of your home, including areas with high moisture. It can withstand the foot traffic you typically see in living rooms, is comfortable enough for bedrooms, and can handle the moisture you’d expect in kitchens. In high-traffic or high-moisture areas like bathrooms, however, we do recommend choosing a waterproof luxury vinyl floor. Other places you can install luxury vinyl include basements, entryways, and even in your hallways.
As your local flooring retailer, we take pride in offering quality services and products. We are a member of the Carpet One cooperative, and that allows us to compete with the big box stores when it comes to selection and prices. Be sure to stop by our showroom to explore our collection of luxury vinyl flooring and speak to one of our flooring professionals today! You can also browse our luxury vinyl selection online now!
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How to Maintain Vinyl Flooring
Caring for your vinyl floors is easier than you think.
A simple sweep can keep your floors looking beautiful.
Follow the link below to learn about a few vinyl care tips.