In itself, luxury vinyl (LVF) is a trend. Still, the images also follow all of the latest industry crazes, whether gray wood floors, marble surfaces, encaustic-style tile patterns, or textures. LVF is five times thicker than standard sheet vinyl, completely waterproof, and, like sheet vinyl, is durable, easy to care for, and has a simple installation.
Vinyl: not the stuff of decades past!
If you haven't seen it recently, take a good look because the new vinyl, especially luxury vinyl, is so in-vogue, it's even a favorite among high-end restaurant designers. Images of wood, stone, or tile are taken with digital photography to have clarity and vibrancy. Add some technology like micro beveling and embossing, and they have depth, dimension, and textured features, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed.
Luxury vinyl plank and LVT
Also sometimes referred to as LVP, the vinyl is cut into strips and mounted on boards to look like planks. Although it's mainly associated with hardwood, some people also use planks to echo stone; the large format with fewer seams gives it a continuous look, like that of the stone slab. LVT refers to luxury vinyl tile, where pieces are cut into groutable tile-sized pieces, and many say the extra seams add to the realism.
Wood floors and, by extension, wood look floors are all the trend, and that popularity is expected to last at least 15 years. Travertine, marble, and neutral, earthy colors like limestone are all the rage. While tile will never go out of style, keep in mind that you can always mix and match these pieces to create a unique design.
Luxury vinyl flooring works in any room, from the kitchen to the bedroom. It requires exceptional installation, however, and you can count on us for that. To learn more and get a free quote, come into the Ricks Park N Save showroom in Chillicothe, convenient to Circleville, Waverly, Jackson, and Washington Courthouse. We're a one-stop source handling all types of flooring, including luxury vinyl.