When you are remodeling your flooring, a prudent approach is to weigh the pros and cons of each flooring option and finalize the best one that sits at the intersection of durability, visual appeal, and affordability. Vinyl flooring is climbing the popularity charts amongst homeowners as it emerges as a winner in all three requirements.
What is LVP Flooring?
LVP is shorthand for Luxury Vinyl Planks. These are plank-shaped, interlocking flooring options that mimic the feel and look of conventional hardwood flooring planks. They come in strips and offer a wide range of wood styles from hickory to oak and more. LVP flooring is known for its rigid construction and durability. Made using multiple layers, it can withstand heavy foot traffic easily.
What are the Different Types of LVP Flooring?
Depending on the product, LVP flooring can feature a flexible or a rigid core. If you select a rigid-core product, here are the additional options you get with LVP flooring:
WPC – Wood Polymer Composite incorporates a mix of plastic and filtered sawdust known as ‘wood flour’ into its core layer for insulation, comfort, and soundproofing. They are 100% waterproof making them ideal for home flooring.
SPC – Stone Plastic Composite incorporates a mix of limestone powder and plastic making it ultra-dense and almost indestructible. Due to its super-dense core, it is a good option for commercial areas as well as for a lot of foot traffic.
What are the Features of LVP Flooring?
Let’s look at the benefits of selecting LVP flooring:
Ease of Maintenance
LVP flooring requires cleaning with a microfiber mop dampened with mild soap and water once a week. To prevent dust and dirt from build-up, you can regularly sweep or dry mop it several times a week.
LVP flooring is offered in hundreds of colors and patterns by the leading flooring manufacturers. You can pick a design that suits your budget and style to make your home more luxurious.
Many vinyl plank models are backed with a felt product. This translates into a softer floor that is easier to stand on for longer hours, unlike a real wood floor. Plus, you are less likely to break your mugs and glasses on vinyl floors than on hardwood floors.
LVP flooring is easy to install with a tongue-and-groove connection system that snaps together. You can easily install it on top of the subfloor, making the process hassle-free and cost-effective.
Vinyl flooring is known for its durability. Typically, vinyl planks can last up to 20 years.
While some vinyl flooring is water-resistant, some others are completely waterproof making them an ideal option for both kitchens and bathrooms. They perform better than hardwood and laminate for sealing against water damage.
LVP flooring is a popular choice in businesses and homes across the globe. Its durability, affordability and aesthetically pleasing features make it a preferred flooring option for your home. A click-lock mechanism behind the installation makes it an easy DIY project. Additionally, the ease of cleaning and maintaining LVP flooring makes it a more attractive choice.
If you are looking for new flooring ideas, check out Welspun Flooring’s extensive range of flooring and tiling options. Click-N-Lock Tile range comes with an anti-slip and anti-fade UV film that gives an additional layer of protection to your flooring. It uses state-of-the-art technology to give you luxurious finishes with unlimited choices. It also comes with an easy installation process on the existing floor within less than a day making it easy breezy.