Luxury vinyl flooring gives you the look and warmth of a real wood floor and the durability of a laminate without the worry or costs. Most luxury vinyl planks are constructed of 4 main layers; wear layer, decorative image, vinyl core and backing layer. The wear layer is the clear top coating that helps to prevent stains, scuffs and scratches. The decorative layer is the actual image that gives the look and feel of that specific plank. Some are smooth while others have an indentation or embossment. The vinyl core is the main, flexible and waterproof layer. Lastly the backing layer is the finishing layer that is waterproof and helps to prevent against mold and mildew. Depending on style and brand some luxury vinyl floors come with acoustic layers and soft cores for added comfort and strength. Typically, the thicker the luxury vinyl the better the quality of the product. However, this also comes with a slightly higher price tag, but it is worth it in the long run.
Some of the main benefits of luxury vinyl flooring is that it comes in variety of colors and patterns, it's versatile, water-resistant, water-proof, anti-microbial, good for noise reduction, and best of all its affordable. These advantages make it a great option for anyone deciding to renovate their home's flooring and are looking for a cost effective, flexible, and durable product that can be installed virtually anywhere.