Homeowners in Shawnee may be familiar with sheet vinyl as a lower cost alternative to hardwood and natural stone. Luxury vinyl, however, is a relatively new vinyl option that offers improved realism and durability of this traditional flooring product. Floor Coverings International Kansas City West has a wide variety of luxury vinyl in both tile and plank forms. Read on to learn more, and consider if luxury vinyl plank (LVP) is the right choice for your next remodeling project!
What Is LVP?
Vinyl flooring is a synthetic flooring option made from PVC. The flooring industry coined the term “luxury vinyl” to refer to recent products that have dramatic improvements in style and technology.
More specifically, luxury vinyl is a multi-layered flooring option. It consists of a high-quality image, which is 3-D printed on the vinyl. Then a clear wear-layer—made from UV cured urethane—covers the printed image. This improves the overall performance and durability of the product.
Luxury vinyl comes in tile and plank forms. Usually, tile pieces have natural stone looks, while plank pieces have natural wood looks. However, some plank products are also available in stone looks.
LVP products come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and styles. Choose from plank widths of 3–4 ¾ inches for a standard hardwood look, or mimic wide-plank hardwood using products with widths of 5 inches and up.
Planks are either installed with a click-and-lock system similar to laminate or with a simple peel-off backing. Depending on your budget and where the floors will be placed in your home, you can also choose from a range of performance levels.
Using LVP In Your Home
Floor Coverings International Kansas City West partners with leading national flooring manufacturers to bring you high quality products. In particular, we provide LVP products that are 100% waterproof. This means these floors can be installed in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and laundry rooms.
Your Local Shawnee Flooring Experts
For your next flooring project, call the team at Floor Coverings International Kansas City West and schedule a free, in-home consultation. Using our mobile flooring showroom, we bring all our samples straight to your door.
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