What Is Vinyl Plank Flooring?
Does the look of hardwood appeal to you, but your lifestyle and budget begs to differ? Vinyl plank flooring is a great alternative to hardwood, as it captures the natural textures and patterns of actual wood, but is much more durable, not to mention more economical. Let’s learn more about this increasingly popular flooring option.
Vinyl plank flooring is more durable than hardwood because of its special construction. Unlike real wood, vinyl planks are made from different synthetic layers that are permanently fused together. Each layer serves a purpose; for example, the top layer, or the wear layer, resists scratches, scuffs, and spills. With this layered structure, vinyl plank floors are ready for whatever life has to offer.
Advantages of Vinyl Plank
For Life: Modern technology has given us the ability to build a floor with a photorealistic surface that’s highly resistant to both scratching and moisture. That means there’s truly little this floor won’t handle- so pet owners and parents can rejoice.
For Good: Many types of vinyl plank are 100% waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about splashes, spills, or even the unanticipated plumbing emergency. You’ll love this floor that looks exactly like wood, but unlike real wood, this one won’t expand or contract when it gets wet.
Our Favorite Vinyl Plank Options
With our constantly-evolving inventory of vinyl plank flooring, McLarens Carpet One Floor & Home is your local flooring source. We carry some stunning and hard-wearing alternatives to hardwood, tile, and other pricier options. Some of our favorite brands include:
Earthscapes – Seriously strong, with the softest touch, Earthscapes is a floor that’s built for everyday life because it’s water-resistant, sound-insulating, and comfortable to walk on, with beauty inspired by nature.
Marmoleum – This colorful, durable floor is made almost entirely of raw, natural materials, combining beauty and longevity with environmental sustainability.
Be sure to visit us in Canby to learn more about our selection of luxury vinyl flooring brands.