Is luxury vinyl plank durable?

Is luxury vinyl plank durable?

The best luxury vinyl brands, with their thick surface layer and waterproof core, are tough and long-lasting. This stain- and abrasion-resistant floor covering can be installed anywhere in the home. It's especially suitable for high traffic areas like family rooms. Parents and pet owners, in particular, appreciate the flooring's easy-care composition. Masters Carpet in Ogden, Utah, carries a large selection of glue-down and floating floor LVP styles. You can also find a variety of luxury vinyl tile brands. The most popular LVT flooring mimics stones like slate and travertine.

Wear layer

Luxury vinyl plank brands imitate popular domestic wood species like oak, maple, and exotic wood species. The wear layer, which covers the image layer, determines durability. Once this transparent surface layer becomes worn, the flooring must be replaced. If you choose a brand with a wear layer of at least 20-mils thick, your new floor can last 25 years or more, with proper care. Some companies put a polyurethane coating or similar substance on the wear layer for increased durability.

Core layer

LVP that repels water has a wood plastic composite (WPC) core. This type of waterproof flooring stands up well to pet accidents and spills. There's no scrubbing involved; wipe up with a cloth or mop and mild liquid floor cleaner. Even standing water does not damage the floor. LVP that includes a stone plastic composite (SPC) core is also waterproof. Typically, this virtually-indestructible flooring is used for commercial applications, but it's appropriate for residential applications, too.

Family-owned Masters Carpet, founded in 1978, installs luxury vinyl flooring. Along with experienced installers, we have a designer on staff who can assist you with your flooring upgrade. Riverdale, West Haven, Harrisville, Marriott-Slaterville, Plain City, Farr West, North Ogden, Clinton, and Layton is located in our Northeast Utah service area. We invite you to stop by our showroom in Ogden, where you'll find the latest luxury vinyl plank and tile styles.