What is luxury vinyl flooring exactly?
Within the flooring industry, you may hear the acronyms LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) or LVP (Luxury Vinyl Plank) being thrown around. The difference between the two is obvious but what they share is what sets them apart from the vinyl flooring options of old. Luxury vinyl has come a long way and certainly isn’t that peel and stick product you remember in your grandmother’s house. It has a long list of features that have been specifically engineered to meet the demands of modern living.
What are the key benefits and features of luxury vinyl flooring?
Luxury vinyl flooring has made huge strides over the years towards becoming a performance powerhouse. Here are some of the reasons why;
• Luxury vinyl is 100% waterproof, meaning it can be installed in high moisture areas that other flooring types wouldn’t dare.
• It’s very durable and stands up impressively to high foot traffic areas.
• Surprisingly comfortable under foot, luxury vinyl provides a warmth you wouldn’t expect from a hard surface floor.
• Replicates the realistic appearance of wood, stone and cement effortlessly.
• Incredibly easy to clean and maintain.
There are several different flooring options available on the market today, but many simply cannot replicate the list of performance features that luxury vinyl can.
Does luxury vinyl flooring stand up to pets?
Fuzion luxury vinyl flooring has a wear layer built right on top to protect the surface from scratches. Although there isn’t a flooring solution that is truly, 100% scratch proof, luxury vinyl stands out as one of the best. If you’re an animal lover, we recommend that you trim the nails of your fluffy loved ones to help prolong the life of your floor.
What is the difference between WPC and SPC rigid core luxury vinyl?
WPCs (Wood-plastic composites) are made of wood fiber and thermoplastic while SPCs (Stone-plastic composites) are made of natural limestone, polyvinyl chloride and plasticizers. When it comes to performance, the difference is simple; WPC is softer and quieter underfoot, while SPC offers better resistance from scratches or dents. Both have excellent water resistance, hide subfloor imperfections and can handle extreme temperature challenges.
How well does luxury vinyl handle temperature extremes?
Fuzion vinyl can tolerate hot and cold variations like none other. Although each collection varies based on its structural make-up (please see product specifications for details), many homeowners and property managers opt for our vinyl products because they can handle what most other flooring categories cannot.