Your Guide to Various Types of Vinyl Flooring

No other flooring tops the various types of vinyl flooring available. Vinyl has an extensive variety of features and the capability to be installed practically anywhere inside the home. Vinyl is durable, stylish, easy to clean, maintain, and affordable. Several modern and trendy options mirror natural stone and hardwood flooring with realistic textures and rich visual depth. And since vinyl flooring is fantastic in high moisture rooms and high traffic zones, you can have these stunning looks throughout your abode! Let's examine the various types of vinyl flooring to see which type suits your home the most. Consider whether you want your vinyl flooring to resemble hardwood, stone, or tile. You can allow your design creativity to run free!

Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVF)

Luxury vinyl will duplicate the chic trends seen in natural stone and hardwood planks for the design-conscious consumer. From classic, rustic, and exotic woods to stylish industrial designs roused by reclaimed and petrified wood, you can find the precise look you adore at a reasonable price. Similarly, luxury vinyl can deliver the high-end look of marble without costing an arm and a leg. In addition, it is warmer and softer underfoot. Though, with so many options to choose from, it's probably challenging to pick just one! But no matter what format or style of vinyl you have your eyes on, you need to choose a sturdy wear layer if you install your vinyl in a high-traffic area. Generally, the wear layer is the urethane-based topcoat and finish of vinyl flooring. It supplies the shield from indents, scratches, scuffs, and stains. Your vinyl floor will deliver more durability the thicker the wear layer is. You will probably see them both as:

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP)

VINYL PLANK Masland - STYLE P2219 in BIG SKY 9 IN.

VINYL PLANK Masland - STYLE P2219 in BIG SKY 9 IN.

Vinyl planks offer more excellent stain resistance and are much easier to maintain than traditional hardwood planks. It is a cost-effective alternative to give your floors the appearance of hardwood floors without the hardwood cost. Over time, this format has improved to mimic different wood species, colors, and textures authentically. While natural wood is not a water-resistant flooring type, vinyl planks are waterproof.

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)

VINYL TILE Karndean Designflooring - KORLOCK SELECT in BRUNELLA MARBLE

Karndean Designflooring - KORLOCK SELECT in BRUNELLA MARBLE

Vinyl tiles consist of squares of different sizes that give a stone tile appearance. You can also arrange a pattern utilizing the various sizes. One of the advantages of having separate tiles, they are easier to replace when one location is damaged.

Sheet Vinyl

SHEET VINYL Shaw Floors - ARES in TROY

Shaw Floors - ARES in TROY

Sheet vinyl is a single roll of flooring between 6 and 12 feet wide. This dramatically limits the number of seams and is an excellent choice for high-moisture areas like bathrooms and kitchens. With considerably improved printing technology, sheet flooring resembles stone, tile, or hardwood visuals. Sheet vinyl is durable, affordable, and low-maintenance. You can install it over concrete, tile, wood, old vinyl, or underlayment.

The most appealing feature of designing with ANY vinyl is the extensive selection of designs, formats, and colors, guaranteeing that you will find a style you love. Call or stop by one of Creative Carpet & Flooring's showrooms to speak with one of our knowledgeable Flooring Consultants, and let your vinyl journey begin today!

Steve Williams

Steve Williams, Flooring Consultant

Steve started his flooring industry journey as an installation helper 20+ years ago. After only two years of being an apprentice, he was running his own crew. Steve continued to install along with a wide range of construction jobs, including plumbing, roofing, flooring, building maintenance, and more. He enjoyed working and building relationships with customers, so he focused on sales in 2001. Steve’s lighthearted comical nature brightens up everyone he encounters. Visit Steve at our Mokena, Illinois showroom to utilize his immense insight and knowledge in any flooring project you have. While here, ask him to demonstrate his radio announcing voice!

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