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Why luxury vinyl flooring is a highly popular choice

They say you can’t have it all, but with luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) you really can! It’s waterproof and ultra-durable, making it ideal for wet, busy rooms like the kitchen, bath, laundry, or mudroom. It has a high end, sophisticated look, making it a terrific choice for any room in the house, all available at an affordable, budget-friendly price. Here are some tips from Decorama Flooring Bowmanville on getting the best vinyl flooring for your needs and style.

Get the best quality you can afford

You will be pleasantly shocked when you visit our luxury vinyl flooring showroom and see just what LVF offers. it’s an incredibly realistic mimic of wood, tile, and stone, available in a large assortment of colors, patterns, and designs. We can thank modern technology for this, and this is what you should expect:

  • Clear and vibrant images taken with 3D photography. Colors and patterns pop, almost seeming to jump off the floor. Knots, veining variations, and other features show well and clearly.
  • Embossing, which adds depth and dimension. Texturing features give it an appearance of wire brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. Finishes come in a variety of matte, gloss, and high gloss coating.
  • Thick vinyl. Sizes range from five to 15, but it should be at least 8-mm. If you want a wood look, choose a thickness of 12-15-mm. Note that the luxury type is a more advanced version of the standard sheet with thicker vinyl.
  • Great installation: Even though LVF has a fast and uncomplicated floating floor technique, it still needs professional attention. Subfloors need to be clean, dry, and level; the installer might sand to level it. If it's not even, that will affect the appearance of the surface floor because subfloor imperfections can telegraph through to the surface. He or she might also recommend an underlayment for stability and cushioning.

Be sure the wear layer is thick

It is the wear layer's job to focus on durability. The top clear melamine wear sheet protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. Waterproofing isn't the wear layer's main job (that would be the core) but it does assist it by keeping spills from absorbing so they just wipe off. Wear layers should be at least 20-mils thick.

Find out how luxury vinyl flooring will transform both your home and your life. Visit Decorama Flooring Bowmanville in Bowmanville, Ontario especially if you live in the Greater Toronto area including the Durham Region, Bowmanville, ON, Toronto, ON, Peterborough, ON, Clarington, ON, or Cobourg, ON. Meet with our friendly, knowledgeable staff and ask about our free in-home estimates for your luxury vinyl flooring project.