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LVP Flooring: A Great Option when Refurbishing your Home

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Luxury vinyl flooring or LVP imitates the look of genuine wood in every aspect, varying...

Luxury vinyl flooring or LVP imitates the look of genuine wood in every aspect, varying between species and colour! A stunning effect can be created as it is possible to install it in an elegant and suave way. Even a brick-type fashion can be created!

This type of flooring can create the ideal combination of functionality and elegance. Beautiful designs in a wide variety of styles and colours are available. Furthermore, it will provide a tougher and durable floor even compared to options like laminate and hardwood. It offers an excellent surface where water and scratch-problems may occur. As with everything else this type of flooring has differences and are not designed equal.

    Differences to take into account

  • The backings of assorted brands can differ form each other.
  • Residential warranties are in place for some brands of luxury vinyl floor planking, whilst commercial warranties are offered by others too.
  • Make sure that the type you purchase has a resistance to water or is water-proof.
  • Check whether the vinyl plank is UV-stabilized which will be a protection against fading.
  • Watch out that the type of plank flooring you choose has mildew and mould inhibitor as a built-in protection.
  • Look out for a hypo-allergenic warranty, which are offered by certain manufacturers.

§        Remember to compare the thickness of various brands, which create durability. Products available start approximately at a

thickness of 2-mm and goes up to about 6-mm.

  • Prices can differ immensely between different brands and styles. Starting at $.99 a square-ft up to $5 a square-foot. Your choice will depend on your budget. When you opt for the cheaper product just make sure that the price matches ti wear layer and thickness of the LPV flooring!
  • Make sure to compare similar products to each other.
  • Installation methods

The foremost method is to use an adhesive which is fully spread. However, it is not wise to handle it as a DIY-project.

The other method is using a kind that is self-adhesive. However, the peel and stick kind is not the same. It is a lower grade and you should not get confused between the self-adhesive and peel and stick, usually you will need to replace this in a period of three years.

The real luxury vinyl planks, stick to each other, whilst the peel-and stick type is placed directly on the floor. The real type generally has a tip on its edges and has glue, which the factory applied.

Various finishes are obtainable in this luxury vinyl floor planking. However, most clients prefer the smooth-finish. You can choose between floor planking with a real wood-look with added hand scraped scratches or can opt for a registered embossed finish.

With all the beautiful luxury vinyl flooring available, we can assure you that it won’t be an easy task. However, if you take the above-mentioned guidelines into account, we are sure you will make the perfect choice! Browse online to experience the wide variety available now!