Luxury vinyl, which can be cut into planks or square, groutable tile-sized pieces, are available in matte, gloss, or high gloss finish colors. Those high gloss wood floors you see indesign pages can now be in your own home. LVF can also be found in different plank widths and lengths and tile sizes from traditional (12" x 12") to more contemporary (12" x 24").
This is a multi-layered product with a top, transparent, melamine ware sheet that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. There are two thickness measures, one is the core, and the other is the top wearlayer. The core is measured in millimeters and ranges from 2mm to 8mm and above. The wear layer is measured in mils and will range from 8-mil to 12-mil for residential and 20-mil to 40-mil for commercial application.
Luxury vinyl flooring has a vinyl composite core that's 100% waterproof. The key is the core: other luxury vinyl waterproof flooring options include WPC (wood-plastic composite) or SPC (stone-plastic composite), also known as "rigid-core," which provide benefits related to flexible movement and heat. All waterproof floors are low maintenance as well.
The luxury vinyl flooring installation can be a glue-down or the popular floating floor where pieces click together and then hover over the subfloor. The subfloor must be clean, dry, and level and with a professional installation, can last upwards of 30 years. For information, inspiration, and a free LVF estimate, visit the Al Barnes Carpets showroom in Cedar Point, NC. We serve customers in Cedar Point, NC, Cape Carteret, NC, Emerald Isle, NC, Swansboro, NC, Newport, NC and Indian Beach, NC.