Luxury vinyl flooring is a resilient-material. It is made of strong polyvinyl chloride, (PVC), which makes it firm but still elastic. This material is considered "resilient", because it compresses and expands with contact, rather than cracking or breaking. Luxury vinyl flooring material is well protected by a very durable wear layer or coating of polyurethane. This surface coating gives it maximum protection as well as foot-friendly comfort.
Luxury vinyl flooring is a relatively new technology, and is quite different from earlier vinyl flooring materials. The biggest improvement it provides over earlier vinyl floors is that these floors are completely waterproof, not just moisture-resistant. They will tolerate full being completely submerged in water without warping or becoming discolored. This is a very rare quality that provides much improved durability compared to other residential flooring materials. In addition, luxury vinyl can be easily and effectively cleaned quickly with nothing more than a wet mop.
Perhaps equally important to the durability and convenience provided, luxury vinyl floors are also talented replicators, and thanks to revolutionary new printing techniques, can precisely replicate wood, ceramic, or natural stone. In fact, the design and appearance of LVT is so exactly like natural flooring, that some very experienced industry professionals can’t see any difference from looks alone. Perhaps best of all, luxury vinyl flooring is much less costly, longer lasting, and needs less maintenance, making this flooring material a great choice for homeowners and their families.
Luxury vinyl flooring is waterproof, has twice the lifespan and warranty of most laminate flooring. While these two materials may be similar in some ways, luxury vinyl flooring provides some advantages that make it the ideal flooring choice for homeowners.
The Finishing Touch supplies and installs luxury vinyl and other flooring materials for homeowners and businesses in Costa Mesa, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Los Alamitos, CA.