Why should I consider luxury vinyl flooring?
The question should be, "Why wouldn't I want luxury vinyl flooring (LVF)?" This flooring material, considered a trend and getting even more popular every year, is seen in every room and in some homes where once nothing but genuine wood, stone, or tile would even be considered.
An affordable premium product, LVF offers true-to-life images inspired by nature. Photographs are taken digitally and have vibrancy and clarity with knots, grains, swirls, veining variations, and brilliant colors and patterns. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured appearances, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed.
LVF follows all the trends so that you can get anything from gray to whitewashed wood floors; marble, granite, or some other stone looks; encaustic-style and filigree tile patterns. For even more realism, it can be cut into long planks to mimic hardwood boards, called LVP or Luxury Vinyl Plank. You can get groutable squares called Luxury Vinyl Tile or LVT if you prefer a tile or stone look.
Other benefits include:
1. Durability. It is a layered product with a top clear melamine coating that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs.
2. Waterproof. Utterly impervious to liquid, this is waterproof from bottom to top, meaning that it can be submerged or take spills. Just wipe it dry, and it will be fine.
3. Low maintenance. All it needs is a daily sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner.
4. Uncomplicated installation. This can be a floating floor where pieces click together, mat, then hover over a clean, dry, and level subfloor without nails or glue.
5. Affordability. You have a high-end design and the look of natural products, all at a fraction of the cost.
Since 1951, Hessler Floor Covering has been the premier flooring company in Southwest Florida, known for high quality, competitive prices, and superior customer service. We have a fully-stocked inventory of luxury vinyl flooring, provide quality installations and free quotes. We service Punta Gorda, Fort Myers, and Naples.