Luxury vinyl has taken the flooring world by storm, owing to its beautiful, potentially wood-look appearance at a fraction of the price. Homeowners everywhere also covet it for its water-resistant properties and low maintenance nature.

But what exactly is it? And what makes it different from standard vinyl floors or more traditional hardwood flooring? Certainly, making the right flooring decision for your household hinges on understanding what sets each flooring type apart from its competition.

UB Hardwoods is here to help your family make the best choice when it comes to your floors; it’s the least we can do as a provider of floor installation services and a variety of flooring options, current times aside! Read on to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of luxury vinyl flooring and discover if it may be the right fit for your home.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring: Making Vinyl High-End

Composition-wise, luxury vinyl is made out of the same substances standard vinyl is, but that’s where the similarities end. Luxury vinyl is much thicker than its standard vinyl competition, lending it durability and longevity. It also often aims to resemble high-end products—such as tile, stone, and hardwood—but due to its synthetic composition, it retains many useful characteristics that other products may not.

●        Luxury vinyl flooring is completely waterproof | No need to fret about the occasional spill; just wipe it right up! Luxury vinyl flooring is a great choice for households with kids, as it’s low-maintenance and worry-free. High-humidity households are also good candidates for this flooring type.

●        Do you have pets? Luxury vinyl flooring happily coexists with them | Potty-training that cute new puppy is far less stressful when your flooring can stand up to it. If you have animals that walk with their claws out, like dogs, just make sure to trim their nails periodically, as any flooring appreciates some relief from potential gouges and gashes.

●        Luxury vinyl flooring comes in a variety of looks | Many of these looks, as stated above, mimic other flooring types. In choosing luxury vinyl, you’ll find your aesthetic choices remarkably unrestricted. If another flooring simply won’t fit your lifestyle, but you’re in love with the way it looks, you’ll be relieved to find a luxury vinyl make that suits your needs.

Contact UB Hardwoods for Top-Notch Flooring Help

We’ll see your flooring project from start to finish—from purchase to installation, in other words! No matter where you are in the process, we’d be glad to lend a hand. Give our Plymouth location a call today at 763-807-4500.