What is luxury vinyl flooring?
Luxury vinyl is an affordable, durable flooring with true-to-life images of wood, stone, or tile and with micro beveling and embossing that add depth and design. With high-end style and countless functional benefits, it offers the maximum value for your decorating dollar.
Is it waterproof?
This flooring is made from entirely waterproof materials such as vinyl and vinyl composites core. As a result, it is impervious from bottom to top, meaning that it can be submerged, such as in an appliance floor or spilled on. This makes it ideal for wet and humid areas like the kitchen, bath, or laundry room, but the countless designs make it suitable for any room, including living/dining spaces and bedrooms.
Planks and tile-sized pieces
A great design option is that the material can be cut into strips and mounted on boards to mimic hardwood planks. This is called a luxury vinyl plank. The square, tile-sized pieces, called a luxury vinyl tile, are used for stone and tile looks.
Many feel the extra seams add even more to the realism, and it's important to note that there's no set rule as to how to use plank or tile. Some use LVP (plank) for stone looks because they feel the larger format with fewer seams gives it a more continuous look like quarried stone, while others prefer LVT (squares) for wood looks.
Either way, this vinyl always follows trends, whether you want currently popular gray and whitewashed floors, marble, granite, or travertine surfaces, or the colorful geometric and black and white stenciled patterns of ceramic tiles.
Durability that even stands up to pets
This is a multi-layered product and, at the top, is a strong, transparent, melamine-coated wear layer that protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and dents.
It's also easy to clean with just sweeping and periodic mopping required, while installation can also be a snap (literally) when it becomes a floating floor which is clicked, mat, and hover.
At West Bay Source, we have designers on staff who can get your creative juices flowing with luxury vinyl flooring; you can even mix and match the tile pieces to create your unique design! Come into our showroom in Westlake, OH, where you'll also get a free luxury vinyl flooring quote. We service the areas in and around Avon, Bay Village, and Rocky River.