What Is Luxury Vinyl Plank?

Luxury vinyl plank flooring and luxury vinyl tile comes as individual planks just like a wood or tile floor. The level of realism and detail in these floors is just . . . spectacular! If you have looked at vinyl floors 20 years ago (or even as recently as 5 years ago), you really need to see today's selection of luxury vinyl plank. The technology has caused a quantum leap in how good these floors are.

And if wood is not your desire, we have vinyl tile too. Luxury vinyl tile looks just like natural stone or ceramic tile. However you design your room, you'll find the perfect style.
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Two Types of Luxury Vinyl Plank (and Tile)

Click (Floating) Vinyl Plank Floors

WPC vs. SPC

  • WPC = Wood Polymer Core.
  • WPC absorbs sound better.
  • WPC has more cushion.
  • SPC = Stone Polymer Core.
  • SPC resists dents better.
  • Both are water-proof.
Click floors have become well known for a quick, solid installation that is also relatively easy to remove when it comes time to replace the floor. Some click vinyl floors incorporate the click mechanism within a solid vinyl substrate. However, the more popular option today are WPC and SPC floors which include a stiff 100% waterproof rigid core underneath the vinyl layer. The benefits of these floors are excellent durability, stronger locking mechanism, and they are more forgiving of minor imperfections in the subfloor.

Glue Down Vinyl

Glue down vinyl planks tend to be cheaper. But the floor preparation must be perfect or every imperfection in the subfloor will telegraph through to the surface. They are one of the favorite options for large commercial spaces because a damaged plank is easily replaced without un-clicking the floor.
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Easy to install.

Luxury vinyl planks are easier to lay and fit than rolled vinyl.

Easy to maintain.

Few floors are easier to maintain than vinyl plank flooring. A quick once over with a damp mop is usually all that's required to spiff up the floor.

Water Resistant

Vinyl floors have incredible water resistance. Water does not affect their finish, discolor the floor, or affect its wear. A little accident? A little spill? Not a problem. And today's rigid core vinyls are waterproof.
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What does it cost?

Luxury vinyl generally cost from $5 to $12 per square foot installed. This is for a sub-floor that is prepared to accept new flooring. Removal of existing flooring and/or other floor preparation is additional. We provide free estimates!

Selection.

And the selection is great! You are sure to find the perfect product for your room. Vinyl plank can look just like hardwood. It can look like softwood. And it can look like stone or ceramic tile.

Plus, there's a lot more than luxury vinyl plank. Learn about all our other vinyl flooring choices here.
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Reference files: How to care for your vinyl floor.