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Choosing Luxury Vinyl for Your Floors

Vinyl use to be a flooring type that was considered a cheap alternative to other types of flooring. However, that is no longer the case, since luxury vinyl hit the scene. Luxury vinyl has actually changed the face of vinyl, as we have known it. No longer a “cheap” flooring, you can find luxury vinyl, luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl planks in many places, including high-end homes and many high-end commercial and business settings.

Luxury Vinyl Types

If you are new to luxury vinyl, you might be wondering what the difference is between LVT, or luxury vinyl tile, and LVP, or luxury vinyl planks. It’s really quite simple. LVT gives you the ceramic tile look and feel, while LVP looks more like elegant hardwood types.

Whether you choose LVT or LVP, you are still going to get all the benefits of luxury vinyl. Features you will appreciate include ease of installation, little prep work needed for the subfloor, and the wonderful designs from which you will be able to choose.

 

Durability of Luxury Vinyl Tile and Planks

Much like laminate flooring, luxury vinyl has a wear layer that is made of either urethane or advanced urethane with aluminum oxide. The thicker the wear layer, the more resistant to everyday wear and tear your floors will be. Furthermore, it’s important to note that aluminum oxide is only behind diamonds as the hardest element.

Another reason why luxury vinyl is so durable is the fact that it is completely water resistant. Spills, accidents, and moisture don’t take the toll on luxury vinyl that it takes on many other flooring materials, so it’s the perfect option for kitchens, bathrooms, foyers and so much more.

 

The Comfort of Luxury Vinyl

Believe it or not, luxury vinyl is actually one of the more comfortable flooring types, especially to have the look and feel of ceramic and hardwood. It is much warmer underfoot, is softer to the touch, and offers comfort that can actually surprise you.

Some people still choose to utilize area rugs for extra comfort, but in many cases, this is certainly not necessary. While it doesn’t hold as much warmth as carpet or rugs, it is still a cozier alternative to hardwood and natural stone.


If you think luxury vinyl is a good flooring type for your home, contact us at Carpets of Cape Cod today. We service the areas of Hyannis, Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Orleans, Eastham, Harwich and Chatham and have showrooms located in both Hyannis and Orleans, MA.
 
 
 

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