shutterstock_262238150Vinyl has been a constant in residential and commercial flooring since the introduction of linoleum over a century ago. Vinyl is as popular now as ever, though the products currently offered are vastly different than the vinyl of your childhood. At Floor Coverings International of Waukesha, we offer what is considered by many to be the height of new vinyl flooring – Luxury Vinyl Planks. We’ve put together a bit of information on this wonderful product, so read on to find out if Luxury Vinyl Planks are the right option for your home.

 A Bit of Background 

Luxury Vinyl Planks are the result of some incredible new technology being utilized in the flooring world.  Essentially, manufacturers are able to create incredibly realistic looking wood substitutes using 3D printing technology. This process ensures that Luxury Vinyl Planks have added depth and realism in tandem with the durability found in most vinyl products. Luxury Vinyl Planks offer the benefits of traditional vinyl with the added grace and sophistication of hardwood, making it an ideal fit for many homes.

What is Luxury Vinyl Plank Replacing?

As with any innovation, Luxury Vinyl Planks are entering the marketplace due to a bit of lack found in more traditional products. Laminate flooring, which for many years has offered the look of hardwood flooring for a fraction of the price, has always been known to have a few durability issues. The major difficulty with laminate flooring is that it doesn’t tend to handle moisture well, and can swell when it comes into contact with excessive water. Luxury Vinyl Planks, on the other hand, is incredibly resilient when it comes to moisture, making it ideal or kitchens and bathrooms. Whereas in the past homeowners may have been reticent to install hardwood or laminate flooring in their bathrooms due to fear of damage, Luxury Vinyl Planks allows you to take the look of hardwood anywhere in your home without fear of major damage.

At Floor Coverings International of Brookfield and Milwaukee, we make sure to stay up to date on all of the emerging trends in the world of commercial and residential flooring. Luxury Vinyl Plank, like its close relative Luxury Vinyl Tile, is just another great product we’ve added to our staple. Be it the incredible products on offer from Van Gogh flooring, or the Luxury Vinyl Planks being offered by the industry-leading Armstrong Company, Floor Coverings International of Waukesha has the materials you need to finally create the home of your dreams. Call today for a free in-home estimate to find out more about this incredible new product!

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