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Luxury Vinyl Plank - Not Your Grandmothers Vinyl Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank - Not Your Grandmothers Vinyl Flooring Sunday, August 08, 2021

Vinyl flooring has made a comeback! However, it isn't the same as the old-school vinyl that came in a roll and had to be cut and laid. Today's vinyl flooring has been upgraded with everyday living in mind. Each plank is made of 4 different premium layers, making this flooring option both scratch-resistant, waterproof, and perfect for high traffic areas in your home. Unlike hardwood flooring, vinyl planks do not need to acclimate to a certain temperature, so you will be able to have them installed the day they arrive. Vinyl is also incredibly versatile with many styling options to choose from. These reasons and more are why we say it is far from your grandmother's vinyl flooring.

Today's vinyl is convenient, durable, and long-lasting.

Vinyl options for a customer to choose between in Lakeland, FL.

Vinyl flooring has changed for the better; it is made to be durable and long-lasting. It is scratch-resistant and waterproof or water-resilient, so it's great for the high-traffic areas of your home. Vinyl is also incredibly convenient. It does not require time to acclimate to the temperature of your home as hardwood flooring would, so you will be able to have it installed the day it arrives. You can even have it installed directly over your old flooring!

A vinyl plank is made out of 4 different layers.

Not all vinyl flooring is made the same. The quality and makeup of each type of vinyl will vary, depending on the brand you choose. However, the following 4 layers are commonly used within all vinyl planks.

  • Top Layer: The top layer is called the wear layer, which is usually a durable coating. This layer is usually stain and scratch-resistant, as well as soft underfoot. It will easily handle the brunt of foot traffic in your home.
  • Pattern Layer: This part of the flooring gives the actual look that you will see on your floors. A premium layer can truly give your flooring a luxurious, high-end design.
  • Rigid Core: The core is the main body of the flooring piece. It's where the waterproof or water-resilient layer comes into play. This layer is rigid and durable, so your flooring will not lose quality over time.
  • Backing: This can also be called the attached underlayment. Choosing a vinyl plank with a sound and mold-resistant cork backing is optimal.

High-quality vinyl flooring is made to be interlocked. This important aspect plays a role in providing your flooring with secured seams.

Vinyl flooring can be designed with many different combinations of styles, textures, and patterns.

Herringbone patterned vinyl for a customer in Bartow, FL.

Vinyl will provide a stylish upgrade to your home due to its variety of combinations. You can find it in virtually any style, texture, or pattern. Therefore, choosing one to harmonize with the aesthetic of your home shouldn't be much of a problem. Professional contractors like ours can also help you discover the right flooring from a countless selection of designs on the market. Here are just a few options you can consider:

4 popular style and texture variations for vinyl:

  • Wood
  • Stone
  • Concrete
  • Ceramic

4 pattern variations you can choose from:

  • Herringbone
  • Grid
  • Brick
  • Weave

Are you looking to get vinyl flooring installed? Our experienced contractors can help! Call us today.

Vinyl flooring has come a long way from what it used to be, as it is now an upscale alternative to traditional flooring. If you're looking to get vinyl flooring installed in your home, we can help!

At True Builders, our experienced contractors will install your vinyl flooring with care and precision. We can also help you select a vinyl that suits the style of your home. We serve clients in Plant City, Lakeland, Winter Haven, and many more areas in Florida. Call us today at (863) 647-1800 to speak to a member of our team and we will schedule your consultation.

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