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Vinyl Flooring 101

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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What is vinyl flooring

 
Vinyl is a synthetic hard surface flooring option offering several big perks, including water and stain resistance, versatility, and durability – all at an affordable price.

The versatility of vinyl flooring starts with the options that are available in the first place. Generally, vinyl floors can be split into 3 major categories.
 

All about vinyl

 
Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) – Mimics the look of stone or ceramic tile and looks very natural in appearance and texture at a much lower cost.

Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) – Mimics the look of wood planks in all aspects (color & texture) and can be installed in many different ways to create various appearances. LVP is a favorable substitution to some hardwood flooring options because while it mirrors the appearance of natural wood, it offers superior durability and lower maintenance.

Luxury sheet vinyl (LSV) – Is fiberglass sheet flooring that is directly glued down and known for its trendy, elegant style.
 
 
 
 
 
 

What's the difference between vinyl and luxury vinyl?

 
Though they’re both low-maintenance options engineered to mimic the look and feel of other, pricier floor types, vinyl and luxury vinyl floors have certain key characteristics that differentiate from each other. This generally comes down to the materials with which each type of vinyl is comprised.

Luxury vinyl is the thickest option available, making it far less susceptible to scratches and surface damage than standard vinyl. On the other hand, regular vinyl is among the most affordable flooring options available, achieving the look of a luxurious material without the price tag. Its increased durability and long-term value make luxury vinyl a pricier option, but it is still more cost-effective than other natural materials on the market.
 

Why choose vinyl?

 
The perks of vinyl flooring abound for homeowners who want to achieve a stylish look without breaking the bank. Vinyl is among the most cost effective, durable and adaptive flooring choices available. Vinyl offers an incomparable degree of versatility, and it is available in countless different colors, textures and patterns. This huge scope of options makes it easy to personalize your flooring to perfectly match the look you want for your home. With its water-resistant features and unmatched resilience, vinyl flooring is a low-maintenance option with long-term wear for your home.
 
 
 

Cost


Vinyl floors are long-lasting and less expensive than their ceramic tile or hardwood flooring counterparts, even though they can create a very similar look. For those on a budget who don’t want to sacrifice versatility, durability, or style, vinyl floors are a smart choice.
 
 
 
 

Durability


Vinyl tile is very durable and able to withstand a lot of heavy traffic. Its superior durability is one of the main reasons that so many homes have vinyl floors in highly frequented areas like the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room (not to mention, in some cases, the entire house). When properly installed, vinyl tiles should last you 20 years or more – and luxury vinyl options that are waterproof, scratch-, stain-, and kid-resistant that are built to last a lifetime.
 
 
 
 

Style


Vinyl tiles are visually appealing because they are available in thousands of colors, patterns, and designs. Some are even made to look like ceramic tile or natural hardwood floors. Luxury vinyl tile has an array of options meant to make it near identical to natural flooring. When it comes to elevating your home’s signature style, look no further than vinyl flooring.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vinyl Flooring 101 in St. Petersburg, FL area from Bob's Carpet & Flooring
 
 
 

Featured brands

 
When it comes to choosing the best vinyl flooring option for your home, consider both your lifestyle needs and your budget hand-in-hand. No matter what your needs may be, always turn to an experienced, expert vinyl provider with a track record you can trust. For your more active areas of your home, for example, you might consider a Pergo Extreme luxury vinyl that is 100% dent-proof, waterproof, kid-proof, pet-proof and comes in 60 exclusive styles to choose from. At Bob’s, we pledge to deal with only the highest quality vinyl options from established and respected providers.