Luxury Vinyl Guide
Luxury vinyl flooring is currently the hot trend in flooring, not just because of its looks but also because of how versatile its use is. Carpet One Floor & Home Design Center in Napa keeps up with all the latest trends and style in flooring. Our professionally trained staff has design experience and can help you find a floor that matches your home décor or help you find something that’ll stand out from the rest of your home. We carry both luxury vinyl planks and luxury vinyl tiles so we can promise we’ll have something you like.
Luxury vinyl flooring is changing the way homeowners look, and live, on their floors at home. Luxury vinyl flooring is a great alternative to hardwood and stone flooring in terms of affordability and ease of maintenance. These floors are made to be life proof, which means they are made for families who have children and pets roaming around their home freely. Let us help match you to the best floor for your home.
Types of Luxury Vinyl
Wood look flooring continues to be a popular trend among all types of homeowners. Luxury vinyl plank fits in perfectly because it is made to look exactly like a hardwood plank. Not only do you get realistic visuals but also the same feel and texture of hardwood. Following hardwood trends, wood look luxury vinyl planks can replicate the rustic hand-scraped look that is so pursued by homeowners.
Tile flooring trends have evolved over the years, and luxury vinyl tile is keeping up with them. Luxury vinyl tile gives you the best features of both products, they act just like tiles and are durable but they are also warmer underfoot making them the more popular choice. Luxury vinyl tiles are easier to install, which is an influence in how they are gaining so much popularity.
The examples above are luxury vinyl tiles and luxury vinyl planks. Since luxury vinyl is such a fast growing flooring category, other types of luxury vinyl floors are available too. We also offer incredibly durable options like WPC, SPC, and rigid core luxury vinyl floor options.
Is Luxury Vinyl Waterproof?
Most luxury vinyl flooring feature some sort of moisture resistance, but there are also other options that are totally waterproof. WPC (wood-plastic composite) flooring, for example, is a type of luxury vinyl that is waterproof. WPC flooring has a strong waterproof core that prevents the planks and tiles from ever expanding or contracting when exposed to moisture. This core also stops moisture from ever reaching the subfloor, where is can promote the growth of mold and mildew.
Another waterproof luxury vinyl flooring option is rigid core flooring. Rigid core flooring, which is a relatively new type of luxury vinyl flooring, is super-durable, and it is considered totally waterproof because of its thick and uniform construction.
Where Can Luxury Vinyl Be Installed?
Luxury vinyl, compared to hardwood, is suitable for pretty much any area in the home. It can withstand the foot traffic you typically see in living rooms, it is comfortable enough for bedrooms, and it can handle the moisture you’d expect in kitchens. In high-traffic or high-moisture areas like bathrooms, however, we do recommend choosing a waterproof luxury vinyl floor.
There are also commercial luxury vinyl floors that can handle heavy foot traffic. These floors, which are exceptionally strong and usually extra thick, are even suitable for rolling traffic.
Our Luxury Vinyl Flooring Selection
Carpet One Floor & Home Design Center is your local retailer when it comes to luxury vinyl flooring. Be sure to visit our Acton showroom to learn everything there is to know about luxury vinyl. Our featured luxury vinyl flooring brands are Invincible™ H2O and VERÓSTONE™, all of which are Carpet One Floor & Home exclusives.
Best Luxury Vinyl Brands
As your local Carpet One we carry the best luxury vinyl brands available to us. That also means we carry Carpet One exclusives like Verostone, Invincible, and Earthscapes.What Are the Best Vinyl Brands?
Not all luxury vinyl is made to be waterproof, yet many have water resistant qualities. That means you can install them in bathrooms and kitchens without the worry of water damage.Can Vinyl Be Waterproof?