Vinyl has come a long way. It has always been a practical choice for years because of its wearability and easy maintenance. But now, it really looks sharp too. Advancements in printing, embossing, and construction have increased its attraction and durability. The patterns and colors have been updated to suit today’s popular styles. Commonly referred to as resilient flooring or sheet goods, vinyl is now available as luxury vinyl tiles (lvt) and luxury vinyl planks (lvp). The tiles can be fit tightly together, but grouting them is the popular choice because it mimics the look of ceramic tile and natural stone, except it’s more comfortable. The planks sport a pretty realistic look, with hand scraped textures, distress marks, and embossed wood grains. But hands down, the best planks are waterproof. If you’re looking for an alternative to ceramic tile or real hardwood, vinyl provides a good looking solution that can be installed just about anywhere.
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Because sheet vinyl is thinner than other flooring materials, and it gets glued down, more care is needed to prepare for the installation. The substrate must be smooth, clean, and free of any debris. This is critical because any unevenness that is left behind, will clearly be visible on the surface. For best results, you want a fussy installer who knows how to clean.