LUXURY VINYL FLOORING GUIDE
If you love the stunning appearance of natural hardwood but worry about cost and upkeep, luxury vinyl flooring is a great solution. Luxury vinyl is super-stylish and ultra-durable, thanks to its unique construction featuring layered synthetic materials. Luxury vinyl will resist surface scratches and scuffs from children and pets, 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 crack, chip, or break.
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. Our luxury vinyl flooring inventory spans the hottest brands, including Beaulieu, Armstrong, Torlys, Mannington Adura, XL Flooring, and our private label, Hanover Hills. We even have our exclusive brands such as Invincible H2O™ and Nature’s Walk.
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, which mirror natural tile or stone. We also offer sheet vinyl flooring, which features natural and realistic visuals that replicate the look of tile and wood at the most affordable cost.
LVP flooring, or vinyl planks, are especially popular in residential and commercial interiors because of their authentic visuals and durable construction. With varying sizes available, it’s easy to create a convincing design, based on your favourite hardwood species and styles. From rustic grey vinyl that emulates the appearance of reclaimed hardwood to modern light wood options that will open up any space, we offer an array of options.
LVT flooring, or vinyl tile, can be used to create all of your favourite stone looks. What you won’t miss is the grout, the expense, and the complicated upkeep. Luxury vinyl tiles are much more forgiving underfoot compared to traditional tile, and are warmer to the touch. They are just as easy to clean as a traditional tile, and feature the same waterproof qualities.
When it comes to vinyl wood planks, you’ll find an impressive variety of looks and features in our showroom. From rustic grey vinyl that emulates the appearance of reclaimed hardwood to modern, light wood options that will open up any space, we offer an array of designs. Our flooring team is here to guide you through the various hardwood looks and provide advice on which will work best with your interior design. For instance, many homeowners are interested in wide plank vinyl flooring, which offers a dramatic and chic aesthetic. We can show you the latest trends, and discuss the benefits of wide plank vinyl floors over narrow wood floor panels. We can also walk you through the various wood look styles and how they can enhance the appearance of your space.
Beyond style, we recommend thinking about which vinyl plank products will perform best in the room you’re installing in. If you’re thinking about new kitchen and bathroom flooring, you’ll want a waterproof vinyl floor. These can handle repeated exposure to humidity and spills without warping or damage. Our LVP flooring options also have a durable wear layer that’s typically urethane-based. Generally, the thicker the wear layer, the tougher your new floor will be. For high-traffic spaces, including commercial and rental properties, we’ll point you to vinyl wood planks that have thicker wear layers and are better at handling stains and scuffs. We also have vinyl products that have slip-resistant surfaces, which work well for busy rooms, as well as homeowners who have young children and pets.
Whether you’re a homeowner, property manager, or contractor, we have a vinyl plank floor that will work with your budget, style, and performance needs.
For the most part, all luxury vinyl floors feature some level of moisture-resistance and are a great waterproof flooring options. Some vinyl flooring collections are 100% waterproof. For example, WPC (wood-plastic composite) flooring is a type of luxury vinyl that is waterproof. Waterproof floors feature a core that prevents the planks and tiles from expanding or contracting when exposed to moisture. This core also stops moisture from reaching the subfloor and can prevent the growth of mould and mildew.
So if you are pining for polished granite, or rustic oak, but moisture issues are simply maddening, we’ve got some downright stunning luxury vinyl options made to mimic all the luxurious natural textures you love!
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 your home or business. 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 settings like bathrooms, we recommend choosing a waterproof luxury vinyl floor. For business spaces, we have commercial-strenght luxury vinyl options.
With our impressive inventory of vinyl flooring, Oshawa Carpet One Floor & Home is your destination for floors and more. Stop by our Oshawa showroom today and learn about our luxury vinyl flooring brands, including Nature’s Walk, Beaulieu, Quickstyle, Armstrong, Invincible H2O, Fusion, and Twelve Oaks. We carry name brands, as well as exclusive collections and Canadian flooring lines that are made for our specific region.
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