High-Quality Vinyl Plank Flooring
If you're looking for a more durable alternative to hardwood flooring, be sure to visit B & S Carpet One Floor & Home in Opelousas to take advantage of our selection of luxury vinyl plank flooring. Vinyl plank, which is a type of luxury vinyl flooring, is one of the newer flooring options, but it is already a top choice among homeowners.
What Is Vinyl Plank?
Like we mentioned before, vinyl plank flooring is categorized as a direct alternative to hardwood flooring and even laminate flooring. As its name implies, vinyl plank comes in actual plank sizes, so it looks exactly like real hardwood. In fact, many high-end vinyl plank options are textured hardwood, so vinyl plank's natural appearance is undeniable. Nonetheless, because vinyl plank has a synthetic construction, it is much more durable than hardwood. Vinyl plank flooring, for example, features a super-strong top layer that resists virtually all scratches and scuffs, and it also can handle spills and stains.
In addition, some vinyl plank flooring options, such as COREtec Plus, have waterproof cores. With these cores, the vinyl planks will never swell when exposed to moisture, so they are considered totally waterproof. These vinyl plank floors can be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and other areas with moisture without any long-term issues.
How To Install Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
Vinyl plank flooring is typically easier to install than hardwood, mainly because the subfloor does not need to be perfectly flat and even. Also, vinyl planks click or lock together on top of the subfloor, so the surface will not have any gaps. This is important because gaps are where dust and moisture can reside.
Although vinyl plank flooring does offer installation advantages, we still recommend relying on a professional to make sure everything goes as planned.