What is luxury vinyl flooring?


In short, luxury vinyl is a versatile floor covering that is ideal for any home. Practical and durable planks and tiles mimic flooring made of natural materials. Luxury vinyl floors repel water and resist abrasion and stains. Many brands are designed specifically for pet owners, and these formidable brands are great for active households, too. Above All Cleaning & Restoration, located in Tucker, Georgia, provides an attractive showroom and a shop at home service. We offer high-quality luxury vinyl flooring from top companies like Earthwerks and Metroflor.

Plank and tile

Luxury vinyl is a 'step-up' from standard vinyl. Luxury vinyl plank, or LVP, looks like hardwood, while luxury vinyl tile, or LVT, looks like hardwood, stone, or ceramic. Planks and tiles are thicker than sheets, which means they can be deeply embossed to create a realistic wood or tile look. Further, texturing can be added to planks, so they feel like hardwood. LVP and LVT have a longer lifespan than traditional sheet vinyl. A 25-year warranty backs the best brands.

4-layer composition

LVP and LVT are made up of four layers of materials that are bonded together. The backing layer protects the core layer, and the wear layer protects the design layer. The most durable planks and tiles have at least a 20 mil wear layer. Luxury vinyl is not damaged by water even when it is wet for an extended period. Loose lay flooring butts together while floating floor brands click and lock together at the edges. Glue-down luxury vinyl is a third option.

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