Vinyl Plank and Vinyl Tile Flooring
There is a new generation of vinyl flooring that deserves a closer look by anyone who is interested in new flooring or replacement flooring. Vinyl plank pieces look a lot like wood, while vinyl tile looks more like ceramic tile. But that’s where the similarities end.
The many benefits of new vinyl flooring include:
- Embossed surface texture
- Looks like realistic wood stone or ceramic
- Quiet, warm and comfortable under foot
- Polyurethane wear layer
- UV top coat
- Easy to maintain
- Virtually odorless, non-toxic and lead-free
- 100% recyclable
Note: at this time, vinyl flooring is not approved for installation over radiant heated floors.
What is Luxury Vinyl Planking?
Luxury vinyl planking and tile takes floor covering to new heights. It is so realistic in appearance that it’s hard to tell the difference between it and real hardwood or stone. Though luxury vinyl costs more than basic vinyl flooring, it’s a fraction of the price of hardwood or stone. Created with a “photogravure” method, its 3D finish replicates stone and wood’s texture and grain.
Luxury vinyl flooring captures the look of slate, stone and wood (including ‘distressed’ or antique look) at a fraction of the cost. You can choose authentic plank lengths and traditional ceramic tile sizes in these finishes, and more…
State-of-the-art manufacturing processes allow luxury vinyl flooring to recreate the natural textures, colors and patterns of real wood, slate or stone and the finest crafted ceramic and porcelain tiles.
Going beyond basic vinyl flooring, luxury vinyl uses an embossed-in-register (EIR) system to reproduce the look and feel of the real thing, along with the grains and patterns seen in natural materials. Thicker wear layers and better warranties also add to the value of luxury flooring. We will help you with available choices and the benefits of each.
Vinyl Flooring Installation
Different manufacturers of vinyl plank and vinyl tiles use different installation methods. Some are easy for the average person to install and some are not. We can help you choose between installation methods such as:
- Friction fit
As with other types of flooring, it is almost always installed by a flooring contractor. Costs can vary, depending on subfloor preparation requirements and whether you chose a grouted or non-grouted installation. Call for an installation estimate.
For residential applications, the cheapest vinyl plank and tile flooring comes with a 5-year warranty, while some of the luxury products have a 25-year limited warranty on the finish. Some even have lifetime warranties.
Call for an appointment and more info on vinyl plank and vinyl tile flooring.