Luxury Vinyl Flooring Guide
With its exquisite looks and incredible performance features, luxury vinyl has become a favorite for both residential and commercial settings. At McLarens Carpet One Floor & Home in Canby, Oregon, we are proud to provide vinyl flooring to the areas of Southwest Portland, OR. Available in natural wood, tile, and stone looks, our vinyl selection includes durable products that are incredibly wear-resistant. If you’re interested in a worry-free floor that’s perfect for any lifestyle, plan a visit to our showroom today to browse our selection.
In addition to classic sheet vinyl, we now carry luxury vinyl planks and luxury vinyl tiles. LVP flooring beautifully mirrors natural hardwood and features swirling wood grain patterns, unique knots, and warm, earthy shades. LVT floors appear just like porcelain, ceramic, and stone tile and can even be grouted if you want them to look more real.
Luxury vinyl tiles are an easy-to-install and maintain flooring option. They are like traditional tiles but take much less time to install, and they’re also more comfortable to stand on for long periods. For these reasons, they are popular in kitchens, where cooking or other tasks can take a while. Luxury vinyl tiles come in both wood and stone-look styles, as well as other colors and patterns that are suitable for almost any space.
One of the primary differences between luxury vinyl planks and tiles is their dimensions. These long, narrow planks take on the look of authentic hardwood and do an excellent job of being almost identical to the actual product. 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. Unlike real wood, vinyl planks are made from synthetic layers that are permanently fused. Each layer serves a purpose, for example, the top layer, or the wear layer, resists scratches, scuffs, and spills. if you’re looking for an alternative to solid or engineered hardwood that can handle daily wear and tear, consider luxury vinyl planks.
Not all luxury vinyl is made to be waterproof. Most luxury vinyl is water-resistant. Water-resistant luxury vinyl differs from waterproof vinyl because it is not coated in a 100% waterproof material. Waterproof vinyl keeps moisture on the surface, ensuring that it doesn’t seep into the flooring layers below. In addition, the waterproof vinyl construction allows for the planks to click together, making it so that there is no way liquids can fall between the boards. What makes waterproof vinyl so exciting is the number of rooms where it can be installed. It’s virtually limitless because it can handle high moisture areas and water-prone spills, so it can be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and entryways. These spaces are likely to experience mishaps, water, and liquids from shoes, so waterproof vinyl is a perfect choice. It can also be installed in living rooms, bedrooms, offices, and playrooms where there is less likely to be moisture, while still providing a visually appealing design choice. Also, waterproof vinyl can be installed both above-grade and below-grade in basements and finished attic spaces to help you create a space that works for you.
Luxury vinyl is one of the most versatile flooring products available. We offer commercial-grade products that can handle high-traffic spaces and options that are stylish enough to install in bedrooms and living rooms. LV planks are particularly popular among homeowners and businesses alike because you can essentially have the appearance of natural wood without the expensive upkeep and worry over your floors being ruined by sliding furniture, moisture, and other issues. We also carry vinyl wall planks, which are perfect for adding an easy accent wall to your space.
We’re continually adding to our luxury vinyl collection as we strive to meet the needs of the communities we serve. Whether you want a stunning stone vinyl kitchen or a stylish luxury vinyl plank bedroom floor, we have you covered. Our top brands include Invincible™ H2O, Mannington Adura®, Enchant Collection, and XL Flooring®. Stop by our showroom today and learn why luxury vinyl flooring might be your family’s perfect fit, or start browsing our luxury vinyl flooring selection online.
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