Are you thinking of adding luxury vinyl flooring to your home in South Lake Tahoe, CA? You’re not alone! At Alpine Carpet One Floor & Home, we can help you find your ideal floor in luxury vinyl form. Vinyl flooring is an extremely durable flooring that offers high-end designs, ongoing resilience, and daily convenience. Choose from thousands of nature-inspired options: there are products to satisfy even the most discerning homeowner. Built to withstand all sorts of daily obstacles, this enduring floor is an all-around favorite for home and business use. Here are some guidelines to consider if you’re thinking of adding this versatile flooring to your home.
Vinyl flooring is available in planks, tiles, and sheets. Vinyl plank and tile offer similar construction and abilities: the difference is primarily aesthetic. For the most realistic hardwood designs, consider vinyl plank. If it's authentic tile or stone designs you love, vinyl tile is your best bet. Here’s a closer look at the different styles of vinyl flooring and their benefits.
All vinyl floors feature moisture resistance on the surface with a water-resistant wear layer. Only select options, however, are 100% waterproof. Waterproof vinyl looks like other vinyl products but has a couple of added features to manage extreme splashes. These incredible tiles and planks are equipped with a reinforced cork backing and absorbent core. Spills are subsequently trapped on the floor's surface, stopping stains and damage in their tracks.
Waterproof flooring stops moisture right at the surface with a watertight seal. If moisture makes it past the surface, the core of the planks or tiles will allow the moisture to evaporate and stop it from reaching your subfloors. Unlike hardwood flooring or any other type, waterproof vinyl floors won’t buckle, crack, or warp due to moisture exposure.
WPC, or wood plastic composite flooring, is 100% waterproof. Because of this, WPC is perfect for harder-to-floor spots – like your finished basement, laundry room, or bathroom. It’s resilient enough for commercial use, too. With its realistic, hardwood-inspired planks and tiles, WPC can be used to compose very realistic styles.
One of the reasons why vinyl flooring is so popular is its incredibly eclectic nature. There are thousands of styles to choose from: including those available in waterproof form. Vinyl plank and tile can go on your walls as well as in the kitchen and bathroom. The only limits of vinyl flooring are within your imagination!
You’ve settled on the perfect vinyl product and are excited to see it in your living room. We can fully relate to this- but we also urge you to take a deep breath and look at the bigger picture. Before deciding on an installation date, make sure you have the proper foundation.
Remove all traces of the old flooring, then give your subfloor a very thorough scrub-down.
Whether your subfloor is wooden or concrete, make sure it has fully dried before moving forward. Even tiny, uneven spots or cracks can be inhospitable to your new flooring, so evening out your subfloor is always time well spent. Have questions concerning vinyl and our installation process? Chat with one of our onsite vinyl flooring experts.
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