If the mere mention of vinyl flooring brings back memories of lime green floors or brown and orange wall paper, you might be missing out on some of the greatest flooring products on the market. Vinyl has gotten a bad reputation due to its unfortunate timing and lack of durability. When you hear luxury vinyl plank, you probably think it's just like that vinyl flooring, but we're here to dispel your fears and tell you the common misconceptions about luxury vinyl plank flooring for your Calgary home.
This actually couldn't be further from the truth. You know those super tough plumbing pipes found in your home? They're made of polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC. LVP flooring is made up of layers, with the base being made of high-density fiberboard and the top layer with tough, but flexible PVC. The best part is you won't be rolling toxic glue all over to stick your flooring down and you won't get tears in the vinyl when someone backs up a chair too hard.
Okay, you've got us. You will pay a little more for LVP flooring over cheaper laminates or rolled vinyl, but you'll also get twice the lifespan out of your LVP. If you're ultra-careful and tiptoe a lot, you might get ten years out of your laminate floors while LVP flooring will easily reach twenty or more.
This one is totally untrue as well. You can spill and splash to your heart's content with LVP flooring. In fact, you can install LVP in the entrance of your Calgary home and dare the kids to track in as much slush and snow as they can. Your luxury vinyl plank flooring is pretty much waterproof! Once you're done spilling and tracking in dirt, simply sweep then mop up with a light detergent. If you refrain from the spilling and snow gathering, sweeping regularly and mopping as required will keep your LVP flooring looking like new.
The bottom line is that luxury vinyl plank flooring is an excellent choice for Calgary homes. With the durable construction and incredible printing technologies, you get a floor that looks so much like organic stone or wood floors you won't notice the difference until it's time to clean them and you aren't left with scratches and stains like their natural counterparts.
Want to see the difference for yourself? Contact us or stop in to Flooring Superstores in Calgary and see all of the beautiful styles available. Our flooring consultants will be happy to show you its durable construction and help you choose the best options for your home.