Learn About Vinyl Plank Flooring
Hardwood continues to be one of the most popular flooring options in homes, mainly because of the style and luxury that come from its natural construction. However, because of this natural construction, hardwood isn't suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas with significant moisture. How can you add the natural looks of wood to these settings? You can choose vinyl plank flooring at Lorens Carpet One Floor & Home in Missoula. We're the local experts when it comes to flooring types such as luxury vinyl flooring.
Vinyl plank flooring looks and feels pretty much exactly like real hardwood, but because of its special construction, it is much more durable. Vinyl planks are made from specific layers, including the wear layer, design layer, and additional support layers. The wear layer is the top layer, and it protects against scratches and scuffs much better than real wood and even laminate. Also, the wear layer can handle spills and stains. The design layer is underneath the wear layer, and it includes a high-definition wood visual.
Also, vinyl planks typically have support layers that are called core and base layers. These support layers provide the vinyl planks with exceptional dimensional stability against moisture, foot traffic, and other outside stresses.
Waterproof Vinyl Plank Flooring
Some vinyl plank flooring options have strong waterproof cores. With these cores, the vinyl planks are considered waterproof, so they are perfect for high-moisture areas like bathrooms. As part of our selection, we have waterproof vinyl plank floors like Invincible H2O, COREtec Plus, and Mohawk SolidTech.
Where Can Vinyl Plank Flooring Be Installed?
Whereas hardwood and laminate aren't suitable for every room in the home, vinyl plank does offer this much installation versatility. It can be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, family rooms, and even basements. But, in high-moisture areas, we do recommend choosing a waterproof vinyl plank floor.