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Luxury Vinyl Plank

Luxury vinyl flooring has come a long way over the years, and is one of the fastest growing flooring categories. When it comes to choosing a type of luxury vinyl, we offer plank and tile options. Luxury vinyl tiles are made to look like natural stone or tile, whereas luxury vinyl planks are made to look like natural hardwood and tile too. There are many advantages that go along with installing luxury vinyl planks in your home. Bloomington Carpet One Floor & Home is your local source for all things flooring. Continue reading to learn more about luxury vinyl planks. 

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Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Plank

Vinyl plank flooring is stylish and durable because of its special layered construction. The top layer, which is called the wear layer, is much stronger than wood, so it will resist virtually all scratches, scuffs, and other surface blemishes. Spills and stains won't be issues as well. Underneath the wear layer usually is the design layer. The design layer includes a high-definition wood visual, so it provides the vinyl planks with their real wood looks.

Vinyl planks also have multiple support layers, including core and base layers. These support layers provide exceptional dimensional stability to the vinyl planks, so they will rarely, if ever, break, chip, or crack when exposed to heavy foot traffic or moisture.

How exactly does vinyl plank flooring compare to hardwood? With its strong wear layer, vinyl plank can handle scratches and scuffs better than wood. Whereas wood planks cannot get wet, vinyl planks can be installed in areas with moisture. Vinyl plank is typically less expensive to purchase and maintain than hardwood. Luxury vinyl is made to replicate the look and feel of natural flooring, and features high-definition printed images to mimic the look of wood and tile.

Where can Luxury Vinyl Plank be Installed?

Hardwood flooring can add style and value to home settings, but it is limited in where it can be installed. For example, hardwood cannot be installed in areas with moisture. Nonetheless, you can still add authentic wood looks to these areas by choosing vinyl plank flooring. Vinyl plank flooring, which is a type of luxury vinyl flooring, combines real wood looks with premium performance features. You can install luxury vinyl plank flooring in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. It is also realistic enough to be installed in bedrooms and living rooms. 

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