Luxury Vinyl Flooring Guide
Irvine Carpet One Floor & Home is your local flooring retailer. We strive to provide a collection of luxury vinyl floors that fit your lifestyle and design scheme. Luxury vinyl is a popular flooring choice due to its affordability and variety of styles. Whether you want the true look of hardwood or want a floor that stands up to your household, our flooring professionals can work with you to get the floor that fits your needs.
Luxury vinyl is sturdy enough to handle kids, pets, and entertaining your guests’ thanks to its layered construction. Don’t worry about expanding or contracting planks, as luxury vinyl is not prone to do so. It is easily maintained, so if you want less time spent on cleaning and more time for yourself, luxury vinyl could be perfect for your home.
Types of Luxury Vinyl
You love the look of hardwood floors, but for various reasons, they’re not the best choice for your household. Not to worry: there’s now a much better way. , or LVT flooring, is the perfect way to incorporate the organic looks you love with the durability, affordability, and low-maintenance of a synthetic product. (And you’ll never have to worry about life’s little accidents.)
Better technology means more designs are becoming available daily, making luxury vinyl floors look even more like hardwood. A printer is used to create this floor, by taking a photo of real hardwood and transposing it onto the vinyl plank. Unlike hardwood, luxury vinyl is low-maintenance and affordable. These two factors make for a floor that is adaptable to homes everywhere. Luxury vinyl is also easy to maintain and does not require refinishing or constant attention. By purchasing luxury vinyl, you are investing in a floor that will last for a long time, with the added satisfaction of knowing accidents are no longer a problem in your home.
Vinyl tile flooring is a durable alternative to ceramic and porcelain tile.
Vinyl plank flooring is a durable alternative to hardwood and laminate.
Sheet vinyl flooring limits the seams on the surface of the floor.
Is Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?
Some luxury vinyl floors are waterproof. Other luxury vinyl floors are moisture-resistant, and should not be used in place of waterproof floors. The waterproof luxury vinyl locks tight from plank to plank, trapping water on the surface of the floor. The layers beneath the surface are also waterproof, making it so that liquid does not get absorbed into the vinyl planks.
Luxury Vinyl Installation
Luxury vinyl can be installed anywhere where engineered or solid wood flooring can be installed, along with areas like kitchens, hallways, and stairs. While traditional hardwood floors are not recommended for kitchens, luxury vinyl is a synthetic product; therefore, it can be installed in these rooms. Also due to its artificial nature, luxury vinyl is more resistant to moisture and changes in humidity. Because luxury vinyl is highly resistant to traffic and unpleasant scuffs, installing it in hallways and high traffic areas will not damage the floors. Hopefully, hearing that luxury vinyl will not get damaged is music to your ears. Always having to worry about what might happen to your floors is stressful and obnoxious. Luxury vinyl can give you the satisfaction of knowing you’re protected today and in the future.
Our Luxury Vinyl Selection
Our membership in the Carpet One cooperative means that we can offer a vast selection of luxury vinyl floors. We even have some brands that are Carpet One exclusives. If you want to see more floors in person, visit one of our showrooms in Barrie, ON!
Types of Vinyl
We have three types of vinyl, tile, planks, and sheet. Curious about what that means for you? Learn more below.Learn More
Luxury Vinyl Maintenance
Properly caring for floors is an essential piece of the puzzle. Vinyl is easy to care for, sweep when needed! Looking for more information? Click below!Learn About Luxury Vinyl Maintenance
Need a floor that can stand up to paws and claws? (We’re looking at you, pet owners.) Luxury vinyl is made to resist scratches, scuffs, dents, and stains, and it is also easy to clean.