While many of us know hardwood, carpet and laminate options, not many of us know about luxury vinyl flooring. If you are looking for an affordable flooring option that can look like wood, tile or stone, then luxury vinyl is just for you. For more information, keep reading to learn all about luxury vinyl and why you will want to install it.

What is Luxury Vinyl?

Luxury vinyl flooring is a strong, durable and waterproof flooring that can look like hardwood, tile or stone without the expensive price tag. It has multiple layers that aid the design, maintenance and durability of this flooring option. You can find luxury vinyl with rich textures and styles but half the price tag of real wood or stone.


Luxury Vinyl

What are the Benefits?

Many benefits come with luxury vinyl flooring. As we mentioned above, this flooring option is waterproof, which means that if your floors flood, you can dry them and reinstall them. These floors are also easy to clean and maintain. You can use a mop, broom and vacuum to keep the ground clean. Luxury vinyl flooring is also strong and durable so it can resist scratches, dents and stains. It also comes in a variety of colors, styles and textures with an affordable price tag.


How to Care for Luxury Vinyl Flooring?

Since luxury vinyl flooring is waterproof and durable, you can clean most messes with a soft-bristle broom, a mop and warm water. If you do notice any spills or messes, clean them up immediately and use a floor cleaning solution that works best with this flooring option. To avoid scratches and dents, pick up all furniture and objects instead of dragging or pulling them around.


How is it Installed?

You can install luxury vinyl flooring in three different ways — GripStrip, click-lock and glue down. The GripStrip method is a floating floor where it goes on top of the subfloor without any adhesive or fastening, which makes it the cleanest way of installing the floor. The click-lock method also creates a floating floor and connects planks with a tongue and groove joints that snap together. The glue-down way uses an adhesive to attach the planks to the subfloor. This method is the messiest and works best if a professional flooring or home contractor installs it.


This guide was just a quick overview of luxury vinyl flooring. For more information or help installing this flooring in your Belleville, O’Fallon or Edwardsville home, contact Valor Home Services today.