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Vinyl plank flooring: combining beauty and functionality

You can have the look of wood anywhere in your house, from the bathroom to the living room, with luxury vinyl plank flooring. Sometimes referred to as LVP floors, this is luxury vinyl flooring cut into planks to mimic hardwood boards. It is 100% waterproof and highly engineered to be thick, durable, and semi-rigid; it's so realistic sometimes even flooring experts have difficulty telling the difference between that and the real thing. Your wallet will know, though, because you won't spend nearly the same thing as you would for genuine wood.

High-end flooring style

Images on this vinyl flooring are taken with 3D photography, so they're clear and vibrant, displaying knots, grains, swirls, and rings. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured appearances, such as wire-brushed hand-scraped, weathered, or distressed looks. You can get wide planks (currently trending) or mixed-width, and the floors come with matte, gloss, and high gloss finishes.

Also available in groutable squares to mimic stone and ceramic tile, this vinyl follows all trends. You can get gray floors for your farmhouse-style kitchen or whitewashed ones for your California coastal style. Stone looks, such as marble, granite, slate, terrazzo, and travertine, are available. If you prefer ceramic tile looks, you can get chevron, herringbone, geometric, encaustic-style, and filigree patterns mixed and matched to create a distinctive, personalized design.

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Durable flooring to withstand the heaviest foot traffic

Luxury vinyl flooring is so tough; it's considered a kid and pet-friendly flooring. A layered product has a robust top, transparent, melamine coating that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. It also helps with the waterproofing, keeping spills from absorbing, just waiting to be wiped off.

These floors are low maintenance, with only daily sweeping and periodic mopping required. Be sure to use a manufacturer-approved cleaner, as the waxy, shiny promoting ones you see on the supermarket shelves damage the finish and dull the floors. If you think you need more shine, seek the advice of a flooring expert.

The installation can be fast and uncomplicated when it is a floating floor. With this technique, pieces come with a locking mechanism, so they click together to form a mat, hovering over the subfloor with no nails or glue needed. Subfloors need to be clean, dry, and level. Let the experts at Flooring Doctor show you all the wonderful things you can do with this product. To learn more about vinyl plank flooring, and get a free quote, come into our showroom in Langhorne, PA, especially if you live or work in and around Langhorne, PA, Bensalem, PA, Feasterville-Trevose, PA, Holland, PA, Levittown, PA, Newtown, PA, Richboro, PA, Southampton, PA, Washington Crossing, PA or Washington Crossing, PA. You'll be glad you came in!