How many years can you expect luxury vinyl flooring to last?
As with any flooring, luxury vinyl plank and tile are available in low to high-quality products. These floors imitate upscale floor coverings like wood and stone, so, not surprisingly, their look is luxurious.
Chandler's Floor & Wall Covering in St. Albans offers a large selection of styles, including 'oak' planks, ' marble,' and 'granite' tiles.
Thicker is better
Look at luxury vinyl flooring, and you'll see a backing, core, image, and wear layer. Once the transparent wear layer is worn down, the image becomes worn or stained and must be replaced.
Typically, luxury vinyl has a 6, 8,12, or 20 mil wear layer, and while the LVP or tile with the thickest wear layer is the most expensive, its expected lifespan is 25 to 30 years.
Waterproof is best
Mishaps or unforeseen events like a faulty appliance can negatively affect the longevity of your luxury vinyl floor.
Once again, a high-quality plank or tile is best because it will have a wood plastic composite (WPC) or a stone plastic composite (SPC) core, both waterproof. Neither type of flooring suffers damage when covered by water for an extended period.
Textured is preferable
Textured LVT or plank luxury vinyl flooring that feels and looks like the natural material it mimics will show a most realistic floor appearance.
Standard texturing, applied to planks and tiles with embossing techniques, are randomly placed on the flooring. With top-of-the-line Embossed in Register planks, embossing is perfectly aligned with the wood grain pattern.
We are your flooring headquarters
Chandler's Floor & Wall Covering installs luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring, and our team also remodels showers and bathrooms.
You can see our company trucks in West Virginia's Kanawha County, including Institute, Nitro, Dunbar, Cross Lanes, Charleston, and Sissonville, and Putnam County locales like Hurricane and Teays Valley. Begin your luxury vinyl flooring upgrade with a visit to our showroom in St. Albans.