Chevrons, basket weaves, diagonals, and herringbone are just some of the patterns you can create with luxury vinyl flooring (LVF). It has the design option of being cut into squares to become tile look flooring. If you're feeling super creative, you can even stagger the tiles, so they look like they're running over your floor; you do this by featuring multiple colors in kind of crisscross, weaving lines.
Luxury vinyl: true-to-life images, higher durability
Also referred to as LVT flooring or luxury vinyl tile, the square tile-sized pieces are one form of LVF, mimicking tile or stone. The other form is vinyl plank meant to echo hardwood boards. All LVF images are created with high definition photography and micro beveling and embossing. These techniques add depth, dimension, and textured features such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, or distressed.
In any form, luxury vinyl is a layered product and, at the top, is a clear, strong, melamine coating that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. It also helps with the waterproofing, keeping spills at the top just waiting to be wiped off. True LVF is 8-mm or higher with a top wear layer measuring at least 20-mils.
Also, this is easy to maintain. Sweep daily and mop periodically with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Avoid wax, shine-promoting products, and they can damage the urethane finish and dull the floor. If you feel that you need more shine, seek the advice of your flooring expert.
Installation methods can be glue-down or floating floor, the latter being where the pieces click together, mat, then hover over the subfloor with no nails or glue. It can also be installed with the loose lay method, a floating floor without the clicking mechanism.
Whether you're a homeowner, commercial facility manager, builder, architect, or designer, you'll be pleasantly overwhelmed by our extensive inventory and range of services that include flooring installations, flooring repairs, carpet binding, shop at home options, free estimates, and more. To learn more about luxury vinyl flooring, visit the DCO flooring showroom in Leesburg serving the areas of Leesburg, The Villages, Tavares, and Lady Lakes.