Luxury vinyl
(LVF) is fast becoming one of the most popular flooring materials with true-to-life wood, stone, and tile mimics. It also has a range of benefits that include everything from warmth and comfort to versatile design options. Not all vinyl is the same; however, be sure yours is the true LVF, which has:

#1: Eye-popping images

Photography is done digitally, so they're clear and vibrant with details like knots and veining variations on display. The floors have a micro bevel and are embossed to add depth, dimension, and textured appearances, such as hand-scraped, wire-brushed, distressed, and weathered. LVF is sometimes referred to as luxury vinyl plank (LVP) because it's cut to mimic hardwood boards. It's also known as luxury vinyl tile flooring (LVT) when cut into squares, groutable tile-sized pieces.

#2: Waterproof capabilities

Because it's so impervious to liquids, this flooring is perfect for the bath, kitchen, or laundry room. Spills happen in any room, and the style makes LVF appropriate for living and dining areas, family rooms, and more.While the typical core is made from waterproof vinyl composites and resins, it can also be selected with an SPC (stone plastic composite) or WPC (wood plastic composite) core. These technologically advanced cores won't peel or ripple no matter how much, or for how long, the floor is flooded.

Other benefits include:

#3. High durability: A multi-layered product with a top, clear, strong melamine wear layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. Thickness matters. Wear layers should be at least 20-mil thick, while the vinyl should be at least 8-mm or higher if you want an authentic hardwood feeling.

#4: Affordability: It might look like wood or stone, but it's a lot less expensive.

#5: Low Maintenance: Just a daily sweep and periodic mopping do the trick.

#6: Uncomplicated installation: It can be a floating floor that is click, mat, and hover over the subfloor.

For over 50 years, family-owned Bob's Carpet Mart has been serving Southwest Florida. For information about luxury vinyl flooringcome into one of our 16 showrooms in the Tampa Bay area, especially if you live in St Petersburg, Brandon, Largo, Carrollwood, Clearwater, Wesley Chapel, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Lakeland, Venice, Brooksville, and Ocala. We offer free quotes.