Luxury Vinyl Flooring Guide
Luxury vinyl flooring has quickly become one of the most popular flooring options in residential and commercial settings. Although vinyl flooring is not a new product, technology continues to deliver more realistic visuals than ever. Luxury vinyl flooring combines the natural looks of wood and stone with premium performance. Franeys Carpet One Floor & Home in Visalia, CA is your local source for all things vinyl and luxury vinyl flooring. Our flooring experts are here to help you find the perfect floor for your home.
Vinyl and luxury vinyl flooring can be looked at as a durable alternative to real hardwood and laminate flooring. These planks, tiles, and sheets are made using the latest technology to create the most realistic visuals and textures possible. We can help you sort through our collection of flooring to find the best style and type of vinyl floor that suits your home and your lifestyle.
How is Luxury Vinyl Made?
Luxury vinyl flooring is constructed of multiple layers that are made out of synthetic materials. The top layer is referred to as the wear layer, and it is strong enough to resist most stains, scratches, and scuffs. As a result, luxury vinyl does not need special surface finishes. The wear layer protects the image layer, which is a decorative layer that includes a high-definition visual or wood or stone.
Underneath the wear layer and design layer are usually support and comfort layers. Some luxury vinyl flooring options, for example, have rigid cores that provide premium dimensional stability to each plank and tile. With this rigid core, the planks and tiles are as thick and strong as regular wood and ceramic. In addition, almost all luxury vinyl floors have a soft and flexible backing that provides some extra comfort underfoot. These backing also help to muffle and reduce noise when walked on.
Types of Luxury Vinyl
We offer a variety of vinyl flooring products to choose from. We offer luxury vinyl planks and luxury vinyl tiles that are made to replicate the authentic look and feel of wood and stone. We also offer sheet vinyl options, which feature realistic, natural visuals. Other vinyl flooring options we have include WPC and rigid core.
Is Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?
Most vinyl flooring is considered resistant to water, but there are options that are 100% waterproof. The planks and tiles will never expand or contract when exposed to moisture, nor will moisture ever penetrate past the core and reach the subfloor. Unlike hardwood flooring, you never have to worry about vinyl planks, tiles or sheets warping, cupping, or buckling due to changes in humidity and exposure to moisture.
Where can Luxury Vinyl be Installed?
As you probably can imagine, vinyl flooring can pretty much be installed anywhere in the home. If you want to add the natural looks of wood or stone to your kitchen, bathrooms, or basement, vinyl is a perfect option. Other areas of your home you can install vinyl in include bedrooms, living rooms, and home offices. It's also great for homes with children and pets!
The professional installation staff here can make any vinyl flooring you choose look great in your home or office. In addition to our residential vinyl products and services, we also offer commercial vinyl products and services too. We can accommodate customers throughout the Tulare, Kings, Fresno, and Kern counties.
Our Luxury Vinyl Flooring Selection
We are your local neighborhood experts when it comes to vinyl flooring. Be sure to visit our showroom in Visalia, CA to learn everything there is to know about vinyl. We have vinyl flooring from the following brands including COREtec LVT, Mannington Adura LVT, Tarkett LVT, Armstrong Luxe LVT, Nova Floor LVT, IVC Moduleo LVT, Armstrong Alterna LVT, Armstrong sheet vinyl, Mannington sheet vinyl, and Armstrong VCT.
Our featured Carpet One Floor & Home brands include Invincible™, Earthscapes™, and VERÓSTONE™.
How to Maintain Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Since vinyl flooring is so durable, it is easy to clean and maintain. Also, vinyl floors do not need to be finished or treated.Learn About Luxury Vinyl Maintenance
Different Types of Luxury Vinyl
For wood looks, there's vinyl plank flooring, and for stone looks, there's vinyl tile flooring. Sheet vinyl flooring is available in wood and stone designs.Learn About Luxury Vinyl Types