Why Should I Choose Luxury Vinyl Flooring?
In recent years, vinyl flooring has gone through a great amount of changes and is now one of the top selling categories of flooring at J&J Carpet One. Thanks to innovative developments and technological advancements, vinyl is now produced with a much higher durability than before, making it the first waterproof, childproof, and petproof flooring product! With high definition patterns, visual texture, natural variations in color and various sizes, today’s vinyl designs mimic the aesthetics of real hardwood flooring.
Along with its extreme durability and sophisticated design luxury vinyl flooring has many other appealing characteristics, such as: a very high resistance to moisture, noise reduction, soft underfoot, scratch and stain resistance and easy care and cleaning. The quality features of luxury vinyl are what make it very versatile, and therefore, a great flooring option for any room in the home. If you are unsure if vinyl flooring is the right choice for your home or business, come visit the team here at J&J Carpet One, browse our selection, take home a few samples and speak to one of our flooring experts.
What is the Best Luxury Vinyl for my Room?
The category of vinyl flooring has expanded a great deal, now offering a wider selection of colors, designs, shapes, formats, gloss levels and textures than ever before. For areas with high moisture such as bathrooms to comfortable and cozy family rooms, luxury vinyl is an excellent flooring choice.
When selecting vinyl for your home or business, you want to ensure it can complement your personal taste and lifestyle. Homeowners typically prefer vinyl flooring that reflects the look of real hardwood floors, and businesses favor vinyl with extreme durability and a long lifespan. Luckily, today’s vinyl flooring is extremely innovative in both quality and design so you receive the look you desire with the durability you need. The most popular vinyl customers choose for their home flooring is luxury vinyl plank (LVP) due to its style and affordability. For commercial settings, it is best to choose a vinyl with high performance features… Therefore, a well-suited choice would be glue down plank vinyl.
Types of Luxury Vinyl Flooring
The improvements and enhancements of the vinyl flooring category have lead to the creation of a couple types of vinyl, including residential and commercial vinyl each with their own characteristics and benefits. The two main types of vinyl in terms of structure and installation choices are floating vinyl and glue down vinyl.
Floating vinyl has grown to be increasingly popular within the flooring industry due to its revolutionary construction and unique installation of interlocking planks. Floating vinyl essentially means it is not glued down directly on the subfloor and instead is constructed of several layers including a durable backing that serves as the underlayment. Underlayment is initially a protective layer that provides some cushioning and absorbs sound to create a quieter and more comfortable floor. Adding the backing onto the vinyl planks eliminates the need for any additional underlayment, making the installation process more simple, and the cost more affordable. Depending on the brand of flooring, the backing attached to the vinyl can be comprised of different types of materials such as cork, rubber, and foam. However, all are set to provide the same benefits such as comfort, sound installation and resistance to mold and mildew.
Nearly all of the floating vinyl manufactured today consist of three layers of material including the vinyl layer itself as well as the backing. The top protective layer is not physically noticeable, but enhances the performance of the luxury vinyl. This layer is normally a type of finish or special coating that aids to provide resistance to stains, scratching and excessive wear. The second layer is the actual luxury vinyl, which is an engineered product comprised of several materials and manufactured to be highly resilient so it is able to resist chips and dents. The third layer is essentially the core layer, constructed of high dense material to give the vinyl planks stability. One of the biggest advantages that came with the improvements of vinyl plank is that it can easily be installed over existing hard surfaces and conceal imperfections in subfloors. This is due to the last layer of backing because it can reshape and mold around the flaws on the subfloor, so the top layer remains level. The multi layer construction and addition of the attached backing is what has truly revolutionized vinyl flooring and brought it to the top of the charts as luxury flooring.
Glue Down Luxury Vinyl
Glue down luxury vinyl is essentially what it sounds like. It is a vinyl without a core or backing and is installed with adhesive glue directly to the base of the vinyl. This type of luxury vinyl is most commonly used in commercial settings with lots of high traffic due to the installation approach. It can be used in residential homes; however, it is just dependent upon your personal preference. The use of an adhesive holds the vinyl firmly in place to the subfloor making it extremely durable and able to withstand heavy foot traffic. Glue down vinyl is no different than floating vinyl when it comes to moisture resistance. Regardless of the manufacturer, all luxury vinyl is waterproof, so glue down vinyl is a practical flooring choice in various commercial and residential settings.
How to Clean and Care for your Luxury Vinyl
Despite the high quality durability of luxury vinyl, they are just like any other type of flooring and need to be cleaned properly. There are numerous ways to look after your vinyl floors when it comes to daily clean ups of dirt and crumbs. Whether you prefer to sweep, vacuum, or clean with a dust mop, it comes down to the desired method that you feel works best.
Aside from the everyday maintenance of your floors, mopping is also recommended dependent upon your lifestyle and amount of foot traffic. Being that luxury vinyl is an engineered product with a protective finish already applied, cleaning solutions can contain agents that can damage the resilient coating. Instead, see what the manufacturer recommends to use, as many have developed cleaning solutions for their specific vinyl flooring that won’t react with finish.
Waterproof ~ Durable ~ Easy Care
Avaliable exclusively at Carpet One Floor & Home® retailers
The breakthrough new flooring – giving you waterproof protection, tough as nails durability and high-end handcrafted designer looks.
Learn more about Invincible™ H2O luxury vinyl flooring or visit our showroom to view the full line of samples and speak with a flooring specialist.
Karndean Design Flooring
Locking, Loose Lay & Glue Down Luxury Vinyl
Glue Down Vinyl
- Art Select: Inspired by the natural beauty of wood and stone flooring. A durable glue down luxury vinyl ideal for commercial spaces.
- Van Gogh: Glue down luxury vinyl that offers the aesthetics of real timber with extreme durability able to withhold heavy foot traffic in commericial spaces.
- Korlok: A collection of beautifully designed woods with superior performance, Korlok features drop and lock technology, minimal subfloor preparation and pre-attached foam backing.
- LooseLay: Waterproof, kidfriendly and petfriendly luxury vinyl with K wave friction grip backing.
- LooseLay Longboard: With all the benefits of Karndean LooseLay, yet in extra-long plank format.
Learn more about Karndean luxury vinyl flooring or visit our showroom to view the full line of samples and speak with a flooring specialist.
Premium Engineerd Luxury Vinyl Flooring
With patented plank construction and designs that realistically mimic the look for real hardwood, COREtec® an industry leader in luxury vinyl flooring.
Learn more about COREtec® luxury vinyl flooring or visit our showroom to view the full line of samples and speak with a flooring specialist.
The first Corktech low thickness floating product
Waterproof luxury vinyl flooring with natural thermal insulation, up to 53% noise absorption, impact resistance, and exceptional quality with attractive and realistic visuals.
Browse the Hydrocork collection or visit our showroom to view the full line of samples and speak with a flooring specialist.
Innovation. It's in our DNA
Elevating the standard in high performance flooring. The unique core construction utilizes FSC certified bamboo composite and the sustainably sourced waterproof structure offers greater strength, greater damage resistance and greater dimensional stability.
Browse the Regent collection or visit our showroom to view the full line of samples and speak with a flooring specialist.
Luxury Engineered Planks
Constructed with a Stone Core Composite (Limestone with some virgin PVC) Luxwood has a 20 mil wear layer with a 1.5mm EVA Pad
Licensed Unilin® Click Technology makes this floating floor a breeze to install, no adhesives needed. Made with a 100% recycled limestone, with 100% virgin PVC, providing dimensional stability and industry leading durability. Luxwood is 100% Waterproof with Anti-Microbial Protection and can be installed in any room in your home.
Browse the Luxwood collection or visit our showroom to view the full line of samples and speak with a flooring specialist.
Luxury Engineered Planks
Constructed with a Stone Core Composite (Limestone with some virgin PVC) EcoLux has a 12 mil wear layer with no pad.
Licensed Unilin® Click Technology makes this floating floor a breeze to install, no adhesives needed. Ecolux is 100% Waterproof with Anti-Microbial Protection and can be installed in any room in your home.
Browse the Ecolux collection or visit our showroom to view the full line of samples and speak with a flooring specialist.