Modern kitchen with dark vinyl plank flooringOne of the best budget wood-look materials available, luxury vinyl plank flooring is quickly rising in popularity among homeowners in the greater Smyrna area. Affordable, tough, and good-looking, this flooring material has a lot to offer, and here at Floor Coverings International West Metro Atlanta, our team thinks it’s one of the newer materials on the market that you should know about. Read on as we dive in and learn more about this highly versatile flooring option.

What Is Luxury Vinyl Plank?

You might have heard of luxury vinyl tile floors, which imitate the look of natural stone tile, including granite, slate, and marble. Luxury vinyl plank is a close relative, however it is made to closely replicate the look and texture of real wood flooring. Not to be confused with sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl plank floors are comprised of individual planks of 100% vinyl, complete with a very hard wear layer that boasts the visual appeal of wood grain. The planks are very stable thanks to numerous layers of vinyl that are heated and pressed together, which creates a flooring that is impervious to moisture and climate with swings in humidity.

Luxury vinyl plank in home gym

Neptune engineered vinyl plank flooring we recently installed in a home gym.

Applications

Unlike hardwood floors, which can’t be installed in high-moisture environments, luxury vinyl plank can be installed almost anywhere, including basements, bathrooms, and kitchens. Design-wise, you have almost as many wood species and plank styles to choose from as you do with natural hardwoods, and because they’re planks, you can also choose from a variety of lay patterns to elevate your design.

Thanks to its durability, luxury vinyl plank also performs exceedingly well as a commercial flooring option, and it’s a great choice for business owners who don’t want to deal with the upkeep and maintenance of real wood. It’s even tough enough for home and commercial gyms!

Care

No matter the style, vinyl flooring is some of the easiest to maintain. Thanks to its hard wear layer, luxury vinyl plank is no exception! Regular sweeping and vacuuming will help remove dust and debris from its surface, and mopping with mild cleaners can be done for a deeper cleaning. Compared to the hardwoods it imitates, luxury vinyl plank flooring is also much less expensive to maintain, and won’t require professional sanding or refinishing. We also partner with top flooring manufacturers who offer great warranties to further protect and extend the life of your investment.

Learn More

At Floor Coverings International West Metro Atlanta, we strive to help customers in the greater Marietta, East Cobb, Powder Springs, and Smyrna areas find the perfect floors for their needs. If you think luxury vinyl plank flooring is right for your home or business, give us a call or book your free design consultation and estimate online today to get started on your next flooring project!

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