Vinyl flooring is a term often associated with being an inexpensive and cost-effective solution to home flooring. In the same breath, mention the word “vinyl flooring,” and the first thing that comes to mind is linoleum, but the times have changed and here today is LVF: Luxury Vinyl Flooring.
Thanks to advancements in technology and manufacturing processes, LVF is a new form of vinyl flooring that looks incredible. LVF flooring comes in planks that are much thicker than their linoleum counterparts and very easy to install using a modified tongue and groove system. In addition, the finish of this product stellar. Available in many finishes, customers can choose from a ceramic tile look, natural stone such as marble, and one of the most popular options being the wood planks.
Did you know LVF is made up of four layers?
Luxury Vinyl Flooring offers many advantages, including a four-ply construction which consists of:
- A top layer of aluminum oxide provides added protection from light scratches, scuffs, and wear and tear.
- A secondary layer of clear provides a secondary layer of structural rigidity and protection from ripping and tearing.
- The design layer is the actual design of the flooring. This layer holds a high-resolution image of the flooring effect it wants to depict. Among the most popular options are wood grain, natural stone, and ceramic tile
- The final layer is the base layer which makes up most of the vinyl flooring. Made of rigid vinyl, this backing piece makes up just about 90 percent of LVF’s total thickness.
As San Diego’s leading Luxury Vinyl Floor distributors, we have plenty of brands to choose from. We will get into a more detailed breakdown of the advantages of using LVF for rentals, house flips, and those looking for a quality flooring option on a limited budget in future posts.
As of June 2021, Top Tile Stone has proudly installed over 30k sq ft of luxury vinyl flooring in residential and commercial applications, so if we can help, please give us a call and thank you for stopping by the blog.