Vinyl is an excellent choice if you are looking for quality, low-maintenance waterproof flooring. Some lines come with a pre-attached 3-n-1 underlayment pad which acts as a sound reducer, vapor barrier, and cushion. Generally, vinyl floors can be installed over most existing surfaces, with carpet being the exception.
LVT and LVP (Luxury Vinyl Tile, Luxury Vinyl Planks) are more traditional and are made from compressed layers of vinyl. Since vinyl flooring is waterproof, it's great for preventing the growth of mold and mildew that can cause staining and foul odor. It's an easy DIY install as the floating floor option is built with a click-locking install system. You'll be happy to know this flooring offers an authentic hardwood or tile look and feel but at a lower price point.
SPC (Stone Polymer Composite) is a newer type of flooring that provides extra durability and a more solid feel. With all the same attributes as LVP/LVT, SPC is a step above as its core is made up of crushed limestone and polymer, making it one of the strongest waterproof floors in today's market. SPC's floating floor option is also built with a click-locking system that makes installation simple.
One of the great things about these types of floors is that they are all DIY friendly – our LVT, LVP, and SPC lines of floors are “floating floors,” which means they can be placed directly on to your subfloor (concrete or wood) and be locked into place without glue or adhesive. They are all extremely durable: scratch and dent resistant, waterproof, and can last up to 20+ years – this flooring is a great choice if you have children or pets.
Feel free to contact us for more information on this type of flooring, and we can provide you with the best pricing and offer. If you do not want to DIY, as always – we would be happy to install your new floor with expert precision.