Learn About Vinyl Plank Flooring
Hardwood flooring can add style and value to home settings, but because of durability issues, it isn't suitable for every setting. Hardwood, for example, cannot be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, and other 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.
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 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.
Vinyl Plank Flooring vs Hardwood
How exactly does vinyl plank flooring compare to hardwood? Let's take a closer look:
Wear resistance: With its strong wear layer, vinyl plank can handle scratches and scuffs better than wood.
Water resistance: Whereas wood planks cannot get wet, vinyl planks can be installed in areas with moisture.
Cost: Vinyl plank is typically less expensive to purchase and maintain than hardwood.
Style: Because of advancements in digital printing, vinyl plank looks exactly like real wood. It even features wood textures.
Waterproof Vinyl Plank Flooring
All vinyl plank floors are considered water resistant, but there are certain options that are considered waterproof. Waterproof luxury vinyl floors have a rigid construction because they have strong cores. With these cores, the vinyl planks, unlike hardwood and laminate planks, will not swell in wet or humid conditions. Also, waterproof luxury vinyl floors have a watertight seal, so moisture will never seep past the surface.
Our Vinyl Plank Flooring Selection
Post Road Carpet One Floor & Home has you, and your home, covered with a great selection of vinyl plank flooring. Our two featured vinyl plank brands are Invincible H2O and COREtec Plus, both of which have a waterproof construction.
Be sure to visit our Acton showroom to learn more about our selection of luxury vinyl flooring brands.
Invincible H2O is our Carpet One exclusive waterproof vinyl plank floor.
COREtec Plus is the original engineered vinyl plank floor.