Learn About Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Innovative and increasingly popular, there is a lot to love about luxury vinyl flooring. As luxurious as it is practical, today’s luxury vinyl flooring features high-definition digitally printed imaging and embossing, which gives it the look and feel of actual wood or stone, while its tough and durable core is strong enough to endure everyday life.
As part of our ongoing efforts to meet our customers’ preferences and needs, Direct Sales Carpet One carries a comprehensive collection of both luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl plank in our Castro Valley showroom. We’ve got a vinyl for everyone, whether your style is traditional or ultra-modern, and carry all your most trusted brands, including some Carpet One Floor & Home exclusives and other popular options like COREtec.
How Durable Is Luxury Vinyl?
Vinyl holds up well even in high-traffic areas because of its wear layer on the surface. The thickness of the wear layer varies; thicker wear layers will have even better protection against gouges, dents and other wear that occurs over time. It also resists stains, so vinyl is a popular choice with parents and pet owners alike.
Compared to the cold, unforgiving feel of walking on tile, cushioned vinyl like vinyl tile and plank flooring is "foot-friendly" and is very comfortable when you are walking or standing on it. Because sheet vinyl does not have seams, it's also a great choice for those who suffer from allergies because there is nowhere for dust or allergens to hide.
Types of Luxury Vinyl
Luxury vinyl options available today include luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl plank flooring that looks like tile, wood or stone but without the higher cost and ongoing maintenance of those types of flooring. With so many choices, you can have different looks in every room of your house using vinyl. We continue to offer sheet vinyl flooring as well, which features natural and realistic visuals with seamless installation.
Is Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?
Many people choose vinyl for areas like kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and eat-in dining rooms because cleaning up spills is so easy and quick with vinyl flooring. Of course, any kind of smooth flooring makes cleaning up spills easy, but vinyl has an advantage over tile, wood, and laminate flooring because sheet vinyl has no seams. That means there is nowhere for dirt or spilled liquids to go. Our luxury vinyl planks and tiles feature moisture resistant surfaces and cores, and some are entirely waterproof, so you can get to a spill when you have the time.
Our Luxury Vinyl Selection
Vinyl is a fantastic flooring choice because of its durability, versatility and comfort. Best of all, it is an affordable option that will beautify your home for years to come. Be sure to visit our Castro Valley showroom to learn everything there is to know about luxury vinyl.
Our featured luxury vinyl flooring brands are Invincible™ featuring H2O™, Earthscapes™, and VERÓSTONE™, all of which are Carpet One Floor & Home exclusive brands.
Many of us are drawn to the lush, natural textures of hardwood, ceramic, and stone, but these aren’t the most practical options for everyone’s household. Luxury vinyl combines the looks you love, with the extreme toughness of a synthetic product.
Wooden floors can quickly show their age in humid or moisture-prone environments, making them a poor choice for bathrooms or finished basements. Luxury vinyl is made to withstand spills, splashes, and worse, making it a beautiful addition to just about any space.
Neither energetic pets, nor rambunctious kids, nor heavy foot traffic are a match for your luxury vinyl floor. This floor won’t scuff or dent, buckle or bend, and everyday spills can simply be wiped away with a damp cloth, no harm done. As a result, luxury vinyl flooring can pretty much be installed anywhere in the home.Learn About Vinyl Installation