Years ago, vinyl flooring was seen as a low-end option. It was affordable and easy to install, but it looked cheap and did not last very long. These days, though, if someone tells you they are going to install a vinyl floor, they are probably not referring to that cheap sheet vinyl. More likely, they are referring to luxury vinyl plank flooring (LVP). This is a higher-end vinyl product that is nothing like sheet vinyl and has lots of advantages for homeowners.
1. It is fully waterproof
A lot of flooring options are marketed as water-resistant, meaning that if you spill something on the floor, the floor will be okay, but you still need to clean the liquid up quickly. LVP flooring is fully waterproof, and it will not absorb any liquid, meaning it will not rot, develop stains, or retain odors from any spills. If your dog decides to urinate on the floor while you are gone, the floor will still be fine. If you spill a glass of red wine, you do not have to worry about stains. You can also use plenty of water to clean the floor without concern.
2. It comes in a lot of different looks
You probably do not want a floor that looks like it is made from vinyl. LVP flooring can be made to look like wood, brick, and any number of other materials. While someone will be able to tell the difference if they look closely, most people will not inspect a floor that closely, and the floor will still give you the look you want, while coordinating with other elements of your decor.
3. It is easy to install
A flooring installer can often install LVP flooring in less than a day. It can even be installed in a matter of hours. There is little to no prep work that needs to be done to the subfloor. The LVP flooring does not need to be aged or acclimated like hardwood does. There are no adhesives that need to dry, and there are no finishes that need to be applied. This makes LVP flooring a great choice when you want to quickly install nice flooring. The ease of installation also keeps the installation costs down.
Luxury vinyl plank flooring is used in interior design magazines and on decorating channels. It might be a good flooring choice for your home, too.