Luxury Vinyl Benefits
Kid & Pet-Friendly
Easy to Install
Easy to Clean
Types of Luxury Vinyl Flooring
What to Look for When Buying Luxury Vinyl Flooring?
A Durable Wear Layer
The wear layer in luxury vinyl flooring consists of a top clear coat that protects your floor from damages, scratches, and stains. There are generally two options to choose from, 12mil or 20mil. A 12mil wear layer is the standard option and is sufficient for most homes. A 20mil wear layer offers commercial-grade protection for areas with heavy foot traffic.
Thicker is Better
The thickness of an actual plank or tile plays a big role in the quality of your flooring. Quality thickness starts at 5mm. If there is an underlayment pad attached, you should subtract the thickness of the pad to determine the real thickness of the floor. Go with a thickness higher than 5mm if you are looking for a sturdier, more durable floor.
What’s it made of?
The core layer of luxury vinyl is made of either SPC (stone plastic composite) or WPC (wood plastic composite). Both options are 100% waterproof, which is the primary reason you can install luxury vinyl flooring throughout your entire home.
While WPC and SPC are both great choices, there are slight performance differences between them. Floors with a WPC core are less dense, feel more comfortable under your feet, and are better at retaining heat. Floors with an SPC core are denser, feel more sturdy under your feet (similar to the feeling of wood flooring), and offer more durability. SPC is an excellent choice for commercial use and can hold up extremely well in homes with heavy traffic.