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Luxury Vinyl Guide

A marvel of modern technology, luxury vinyl flooring is an affordable and stylish solution to today’s most common interior dilemmas. From offering an economical and easy-care alternative to natural hardwood, to its ability to be installed in virtually any indoor space, luxury vinyl is truly flooring for the ages and is currently one of the most popular flooring types on the market. With its realistic textures and visuals and high-tech composition, LV flooring is made to weather all of life’s storms. It’s pet-friendly, kid-friendlywater-repellent, and exceptionally durable. Luxury vinyl flooring will stay newer for much longer and will help you save money as the years go on.

At Cummings Carpet One Floor & Home in Springfield, IL, we are your local source for beautiful flooring and installation services. We carry all the latest vinyl styles and performance features, so visit us today to learn more about how we can help you with your next project.

What are the Different Types of Luxury Vinyl Flooring?

There are several types of luxury vinyl available, including sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile, and luxury vinyl plank. Depending on your budget, each offers different benefits for your residential or commercial space. It’s a great time to take a quick inventory of your price range, your personal style, and your functional needs. While there’s truly no wrong choice when it comes to luxury vinyl flooring, planks and tiles are currently the most popular varieties, with sheet vinyl vying for close second and offering the most affordable option.

Luxury Vinyl Plank

LVP (luxury vinyl plank) flooring is a cost effective alternative to natural wood .What really makes vinyl planks stand out from hardwood is that they can be installed anywhere. Achieve the look of hardwood flooring in rooms such as kitchens, bathrooms, and even basements. The installation of vinyl plank is also easier than hardwood, with glue-less features and click-lock methods. Unlike hardwood, luxury vinyl planks will not crack or warp over time.

Luxury Vinyl Tile

LVT flooring (luxury vinyl tiles) are equipped with a durable surface layer that’s often textured to match the design visuals. Unlike real tile, luxury vinyl is extremely chip and crack-resistant. It can handle dropped plates, foot traffic, and other wear and tear while still looking beautiful. It’s also simpler to install because it doesn’t require grout and other materials. However, there are luxury vinyl tile collections that come with integrated grout lines to make the floor look more real. Beyond durability and good looks, vinyl tiles often have a cushioned underlayment that gives the floor more warmth and softness underfoot.

Sheet Vinyl

Quite often when customers hear about sheet vinyl, they think of decades old kitchens. Things have changed and technology has advanced, allowing the creation of vinyl sheets with visuals so realistic they can be mistaken for real hardwood or stone floors. Sheet vinyl usually comes in 6- or 12-foot-wide rolls and leaves almost no seams depending on how much you need for your room. “Natural realism” is a popular trend for vinyl sheet flooring, homeowners want to capture the look and feel of stone or hardwood, but also have the easy maintenance of vinyl. Sheet vinyl is by far the most affordable vinyl flooring option.

Is Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?

Flooring technology has come a long way, and today we offer many waterproof vinyl flooring options. Unlike water-resistant floors, waterproof vinyl can handle even your most moisture-prone spaces. Waterproof vinyl planks are a great alternative to hardwood since wood flooring is susceptible to warping from moisture exposure. Meanwhile, waterproof vinyl tile flooring is a cheaper and easier to install alternative to natural stone.

Where Can Luxury Vinyl Be Installed?

Vinyl is exceptionally versatile, and can go in most places around your home and business. Waterproof luxury vinyl flooring is made to keep water and moisture out, so it is a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms. Vinyl offers up a whole universe of colors, patterns, textures, and styles – so there’s truly a luxury vinyl to fit every space and every décor scheme. We also carry commercial vinyl planks and tiles for high-traffic settings.

Our Luxury Vinyl Selection

As demand for luxury vinyl products continues to grow, our inventory is ever expanding with the latest and greatest luxury vinyl brands. As a locally-owned business and a member of the Carpet One cooperative, we take great pride in offering up all the best luxury vinyl flooring products for affordable prices. We have more buying power through our co-op, so you’ll find the lowest vinyl prices with us. You can trust in our experts to deliver exceptional service and advice.

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