Learn About Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl flooring has gained a lot of popularity among homeowners and is a common flooring option for many homes. Why? Luxury vinyl flooring combines the natural looks of wood and stone with premium performance. So, no matter your design preferences or durability requirements, there's a perfect luxury vinyl floor for you. Oshawa Carpet One Floor & Home is your locally-owned flooring retailer, and our flooring professionals are ready to help you find the perfect floor for your home.
Luxury vinyl is super-stylish and ultra-durable thanks to its unique construction featuring layered synthetic materials. With this construction, luxury vinyl will resist surface scratches and scuffs, and it also can handle spills and stains. At the same time, luxury vinyl planks and tiles are reinforced with additional support layers, so they will rarely, if ever, crack, chip, or break.
Where Can Luxury Vinyl Be Installed?
Although hardwood and stone offer natural style and luxury, they aren’t well suited for every residential setting. Luxury vinyl, however, is suitable for pretty much any area in the home. It can withstand the foot traffic you typically see in living rooms, it is comfortable enough for bedrooms, and it can handle the moisture you’d expect in kitchens. Even spaces that see a lot of activity like entryways and mudrooms are great places for luxury vinyl. In high-traffic or high-moisture areas like bathrooms and laundry rooms, however, we do recommend choosing a waterproof luxury vinyl floor.
Types of Luxury Vinyl
Luxury vinyl flooring is offered in a couple of different options. There are luxury vinyl planks, which are a great alternative to hardwood. Then there are luxury vinyl tiles that are also a good alternative to real tile or stone. We do still offer sheet vinyl flooring, which features natural and realistic visuals that replicate the look of tile and wood.
Is Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?
For the most part, all luxury vinyl floors feature some level of moisture resistance, but there are some luxury vinyl options that are considered waterproof. WPC (wood-plastic composite) flooring, for example, is a type of luxury vinyl that is waterproof. Waterproof floors feature a core that prevents the planks and tiles from ever expanding or contracting when exposed to moisture. This core also stops moisture from ever reaching the subfloor, and can help to prevent the growth of mould and mildew.
Our Luxury Vinyl Flooring Selection
Our Oshawa Carpet One Floor & Home showroom is located at 495 Taunton Road East. Browse quality products by Beaulieu, Armstrong, Torlys, Mannington Adura, XL Flooring, and our private label, Hanover Hills. We think you will be thrilled to discover just how beautiful today’s vinyl can be. We even have our own exclusive brands such as Invincible™ featuring H2O™ and Nature’s Walk™.
Natural Wood and Stone Looks
It may look almost identical to actual hardwood or other natural materials, but don’t be fooled. Unlike hardwood, these floors won’t expand or contract with moisture. Indeed, this practical flooring option is an appropriate medium for just about any room.Learn About Vinyl Plank Flooring