Vinyl flooring is a man-made synthetic material. This flooring consists of multiple layers and is constructed under a hot press process. It has an extremely hard and durable wear layer. It is stain resistant but most importantly, resistant to moisture and climate change. This flooring comes in a variety of shapes, colors, and styles. Some vinyl flooring styles imitate tile. I refer to this as LVT or Luxury Vinyl Tile. There are also vinyl flooring styles that are fabricated to appear as real hardwood.  I refer to these styles as Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring(LVP) or Wood Vinyl Planks.

Vinyl Characteristics

The beautiful characteristics of real hardwood flooring are timeless and difficult to replicate. However, new technology is helping manufacturers create LVT & LVP that looks more like real hardwood. It is a good option for bathrooms, kitchens and basements. Basically any room where moisture may exist. It is also an excellent option for offices, medical facilities and hotels. High foot traffic commercial spaces are perfect for this type of flooring.

Some LVT/LVP flooring is constructed to have a built in underlayment. Other LVP flooring options in the market do not have a built-in underlayment. In this case, an underlayment is required to be installed on the sub-floor prior to installing the LVP flooring.

Installation Options

Vinyl flooring can be installed floating. For instance, click the planks into each other via tongue & groove. Here, no adhesive is required. It can also be installed by glue trowel. Many manufacturers insist that LVP & LVT is easy to install. However, the truth is it is difficult to install depending on the material.

The condition of the existing sub-floors is also a factor. For floors that are very off level, LVP may not be the right option. Interested in installing new LVP or LVT flooring in your residential or commercial space? Contact Hudson Floor Group Inc today for a free consultation. We offer many LVP or LVT flooring options at wholesale prices to suit your taste and budget. We also deal with many suppliers of LVP or LVT flooring. You can find some great options at Shaw Flooring.