At Floor Coverings International Brookhaven, serving the greater Brookhaven, Decatur, Embry Hills, and surrounding areas, we provide industry-leading expertise, a great flooring selection, and professional installation. Today, we explore a great wood-look flooring alternative, luxury vinyl plank flooring, and the best places to install it. Read more from our flooring team below!
What is Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring?
Luxury Vinyl Plank is a floor covering that’s quickly gaining in popularity among homeowners and businesses alike in the greater Decatur area thanks to its durable construction and versatile design. While you may have heard of luxury vinyl tile, which is made to imitate ceramic and natural stone tile, luxury vinyl plank, or LVP, is made to replicate the look and feel of hardwood planks. Its 100% vinyl construction provides you with a water-resistant surface that’s complete with a beautiful design layer and durable wear layer that’s tough enough for any amount of foot traffic.
Where Should It Be Installed?
Kitchens – This floor covering gives you excellent durability as well as beautiful design in your kitchen. The vinyl construction will give you peace of mind if you drop dishes or spill foods and liquids, and you won’t have to worry about dents or unsightly stains. Luxury vinyl plank flooring will also be softer underfoot than natural hardwoods, which may be hard on your feet and joints during long periods of standing.
Bathrooms – Bathrooms pose a challenge to hardwoods due to their high levels of humidity and exposure to water. With LVP, there’s no need to worry! These vinyl planks won’t shrink or contract if you get them wet, and you won’t have to worry about sanding them down and having them refinished. You can even have them installed with a non-porous grout for added protection from moisture.
Basements – Like bathrooms, basements are traditionally off-limits to hardwood flooring due to changes in moisture. Luckily, luxury vinyl plank is resilient to these changes and can be installed directly on your basement’s concrete slab. It can even be installed as a floated flooring on top of existing materials, such as tile, as long as the surface is level and free of cracks or other damage.
Commercial Spaces – As we mentioned above, hardwood flooring isn’t always the ideal flooring for every space. With the amount of foot traffic your business or office space sees, it’s no surprise that the flooring you choose will need to be tough, durable, and easy to maintain. LVP gives you the best of both worlds: the look of beautiful hardwoods and the strength and ease of maintenance of vinyl!
Find Your Perfect Floors
If you’re ready to have luxury vinyl plank flooring installed in your Decatur home, get in touch with Floor Coverings International Brookhaven today to schedule your free design consultation and estimate. Our Design Associate will bring our great selection of flooring samples right to your home or business to help you match the perfect flooring to your style and needs. Get started on your next flooring project today!
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Installation photo © Dagmar Breu