Vinyl plank flooring comes in strips that look like hardwood or tile. Not only is vinyl plank flooring an affordable alternative to natural wood, it’s also durable and comes in many styles and finishes.
Luxury vinyl plank flooring, commonly referred to be LVT (luxury vinyl tile) and LVP (luxury vinyl plank), is the most common type of clicking vinyl on the market. A luxury vinyl tile or plank is a waterproof floor that is easy to install and maintain. A luxury vinyl tile is usually affordable and the perfect option for budget projects, rental properties and residential projects.
Now let’s talk about the product. One of the first decisions the consumer will have to make is whether to use glue down or click material. As a general rule, glue down goes in commercial or large multi-family, while single-family and small retail use the click. This is mainly because of installation issues, but price and product selection also come into play. The glue-down, commonly referred to as dry back, will be cheaper, but offer far fewer looks and upgraded specifications.
We also hear about LVP being waterproof. Let’s quantify that. No, water will not hurt LVP. Floors, broken water lines, precious princes and princesses running in from the pool….no problem for your LVP. However, waterproof does not mean it is impervious to water. If you leave water on top of even the best floor, there is the possibility of some moisture getting through the joints. And what about water going around the perimeter and under your baseboards? Yeah, there’s that. With a concrete subfloor, it really won’t matter, but to a wooden subfloor, it would be a much bigger issue. Note to self….clean up water in a reasonable amount of time. Or call my insurance adjuster.
At Protex Flooring, our mission is to make your life more comfortable, because we believe in Comfort For Life.