Innovative Uses for Vinyl Flooring

Great strides have been made in recent years that separate modern vinyl flooring from the linoleum of years past. Advanced technology resembles the look of real stone, marble & slate tiles, and real hardwood floors with the flexibility of performing well in nearly every room.
Here are some innovative uses for vinyl flooring that you may not have considered:

Want a wood floor look in the bathroom?

Flooring with a wood look is popular, but installing real hardwood floors or laminate flooring in a bathroom or basement is often not recommended by the manufacturer due to potentially high moisture levels. While hardwood and laminate have moisture-resistant properties, they are not built to withstand the moisture and humidity of a bathroom.

Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring has the look of real hardwood flooring in a large variety of styles and colors. LVP can be highly resistant to water, mold, and mildew, making it an ideal choice for a bathroom, basement, underneath water heaters or washing machines, and anywhere else where humidity or water exposure is a concern.

Want a soft tile floor?

Tile floors are durable and beautiful, but they can feel hard and cold underfoot. Real stone, marble and slate tiles are solid, natural materials with little to no give.

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring resembles real stone, marble and slate tiles, but has a softer feel that with more natural “give” than stone. The construction includes a special layer that has been added to enhance softness underfoot.

Need a floor that’s durable and easy to fix if you damage it?

A cost-effective alternative to hard tile floors in the kitchen or family room is luxury vinyl tile. Real tile flooring can be expensive and difficult to fix – once it’s chipped, the tile often needs to be pulled up and replaced with an expensive, matching tile. With LVT, the process can be faster and more cost-effective. This makes luxury vinyl an ideal choice for high-traffic areas. The surface of luxury vinyl tile helps provide excellent protection against stains as well, meaning a spill doesn’t typically necessitate replacement, unlike stone or ceramic tiles.

What types of vinyl are available?

Luxury vinyl flooring is available in three different forms, with each one providing many of the same benefits as vinyl flooring in a variety of designs

  • Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) has the look of real stone, marble, or slate tiles without the cold hardness underfoot.
  • Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) look like real hardwood flooring with the performance of vinyl flooring.

Sheeting vinyl flooring are long rolls of continuous flooring that create a seamless floor.