Vinyl Plank Flooring: Highly Durable Wood Looks for Less

Published: December 6, 2017

Homeowners seeking a wood look for their floors often receive an astronomical quote on hardwood and begin to research other options. It’s no surprise that vinyl plank flooring has exploded in popularity as a worthy alternative. Vinyl plank is one of the most durable floors, period. And it closely resembles genuine wood. Want to learn more about what sets vinyl plank flooring apart?

Highly Durable Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl Plank Flooring is Highly Stain Resistant

Accidents happen. With vinyl plank flooring, a protective coating helps keep spills on the surface, rather than leaving deep stains. It’s hard to beat a consistently beautiful wood look floor. While genuine wood floors tend to require urgent maintenance in the event of standing liquids, vinyl plank is much more of a “set it and forget it” floor.

Less Likely to Scratch

Thanks to a special abrasion resistant finish, Vinyl plank resists most scratches, dents, scuff marks, and other forms of surface damage. Moving kitchen chairs, dropped backpacks, and scrambling pet paws shouldn’t be a cause for concern. Vinyl plank is less likely to succumb to everyday living, making this a great choice no matter what your lifestyle demands.

Wood Look Floors in Any Room

In addition to stain and scratch resistance, vinyl plank flooring can be installed in any room (even over existing floors). Hardwood flooring is typically a nail-down floor, making it less than ideal in basements. This is not the case with vinyl, which can be installed at any grade. Another plus? While wood floor isn’t recommended in high moisture environments, vinyl plank thrives in them. Certain vinyl plank flooring options are even 100% waterproof. It’s quickly becoming one of the most versatile flooring options available.

Cleaning Floors Has Never Been Easier

Cleaning vinyl is a lot simpler than cleaning hardwood or laminate flooring. Remove loose dirt with a soft broom. For everyday spills, feel free to mop to your heart’s content. A water and non-abrasive cleaning mixture can handle the rest of your deep cleaning needs (just be sure to follow product instructions and adhere to manufacturer recommendations before use). Steam mops, due to high temperatures, are not recommended for cleaning vinyl floors. Easy cleaning, easy living.

Vallette Vinyl from Empire Today

Vallette vinyl plank remains a top seller. This is a classic vinyl plank, available in natural wood looks as well as more contemporary gray hickory tones. It offers a smooth vinyl texture combined with realistic wood patterns. Vallette is as durable as they come: it’s 100% waterproof, stain resistant, and 4.2mm thick. To see Vallette and other vinyl plank flooring options at home, Schedule a FREE In-Home Appointment with an experienced flooring professional today.

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