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What Is LVP Flooring? Everything You Need to Know

December 22, 2021 3 min read

kitchen with gray cabinets

If you’re a homeowner looking to upgrade the flooring in your home, you might be wondering what options are out there. While you might be tempted to go for the more-expensive wood or even tile, it’s important that you know there are other affordable and more durable options. LVP flooring, also known as luxury vinyl flooring, is a great option for homeowners who are looking for floors that will last a lifetime and won’t break the bank. Here’s some more information on LVP flooring that will aid you in your search for the perfect floors for your home.

What’s So Great About Vinyl?

The vinyl floors of yesterday are no longer. The vinyl floors of today are much more durable and don’t leave as much of a mess. Bubbling tends to happen much less often, and many luxury vinyl floors mimic the look and feel of other flooring types much better than in years past. There are many types of vinyl flooring out there these days that are sure to make your floors look fresh and modern. Here are some of the benefits of vinyl flooring. 

  • DurabilityVinyl floors don’t deteriorate like others do. They also don’t warp, rot, scratch or crack like others. Perfect for homes filled with pets and kids! The busier your household, the better of an option vinyl flooring is for you. 
  • Water resistance. Vinyl flooring these days is water-resistant. That makes it perfect for bathrooms, entryways, laundry rooms and anywhere else that the floor is likely to get wet. This way, your subfloor will stay fresh and rot-free for years to come.  Please note that while it is resistant to water, water still needs to be wiped up as soon as possible because it will eventually seep through if left too long.  
  • Easy to installDid you know that LVP doesn’t require a contractor? That’s right the planks of LVP are super easy to install on your own. They feature a tongue-and-groove method, where you snap the pieces together across the floors and utilize baseboards to hold the edge vinyl flooring pieces in place.
  • AffordableVinyl is much more affordable than other types of flooring. For homeowners doing their renovations on a budget, LVP is the best option out there. You can utilize the money you save and put it towards those dream countertops or appliances in your home instead.

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LVP Flooring Ideas

Installing LVP flooring, since it comes in many colors and styles, takes a bit of designing on your part as the homeowner. Here are some LVP flooring ideas for the rooms in your home! 

  • Living roomIn your living room, you’ll want to go with a vinyl flooring that doesn’t show dirt or need to be cleaned often. In order to minimize the amount of dirt you see on your floors in spaces that have high traffic, such as your living room, you’ll want to go with a darker LVP flooring. 
Luxury Vinyl Flooring Will Make Your Floors Look and Feel Great
  • BathroomYour bathroom should feel fresh and clean, and that includes the floors there! The Driftwood style of our Stonecreek Luxury Flooring will look great in bathrooms. The best part? It’s waterproof! Perfect for bathroom space because of the amount of moisture present. Use black or another contrasting color as an accent in your bathroom to add dimension.
  • KitchenYour kitchen is one of the busiest spaces in your home. You’ll want a sturdy LVP that doesn’t show stains or need much maintenance, so a darker shade is best. Our FirmFit Flooring has a variety of shades that will suit the needs of your kitchen. You can add some contrast to your kitchen by using white or gray cabinets, complementing the darker shades of your floor without clashing.

 gray cabinets in bathroom

Other Common Questions

Because of decades of bad press surrounding vinyl (we’ve all heard horror stories about asbestos in old vinyl flooring), many homeowners opted to use more expensive alternatives. However, if you decide to go with LVP for your new floors, you might have some additional questions. 

  • Should I Have a Professional Install My LVP Floors? That’s a common question. What’s important to remember about all home renovations is that, if done improperly, they can cost you hundreds to thousands in repairs. If you aren’t 100 percent confident that you can do a great job at laying down your LVP floors, then you should consider consulting a professional. 
  • Will LVP destroy my subfloor? Nope! Since LVP doesn’t use adhesive to adhere to your subfloor, removing it is much easier than in the past. But, trust us, you won’t want to remove it!

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