Common Myths About Luxury Vinyl Flooring Busted!

Common Myths About Luxury Vinyl Flooring Busted!

You?ve probably heard about luxury vinyl flooring. It?s been around for a long time. But since its early days, it?s come a long, long way and is now becoming the preferred flooring choice for homes and commercial spaces. You may be considering luxury vinyl planks for your own space but have heard a few things that make you unsure. Let?s bust some myths and then look at some pictures of gorgeous luxury vinyl floors.

Myth: Luxury Vinyl Floors Look Fake

This may have been the case a decade or so ago, but luxury vinyl has evolved tremendously since then. With huge advances in technology, luxury vinyl is manufactured using state-of-the-art technology that achieves the depth, dimension and texture of real wood. It looks and feels so real that even a very discerning eye can?t tell the difference. In short, this is not your grandmother?s vinyl flooring.

Myth: All Luxury Vinyl Flooring is the Same

Like all products, not all luxury vinyl flooring products are manufactured equally. Cheaper luxury vinyl flooring products, typically made in China or the far east, are thinner which means less resistance to water, more susceptible to damage from wear and tear, may not have a UV protective layer, and have a shorter lifespan. Depending on where they are manufactured, the safety standards can also be questionable given the lower grade materials being used. All the flooring Quantum Floors sells meet strict quality control checks before it?s displayed in our showrooms. In fact, we reject more products than we offer.

Myth: Higher End Luxury Vinyl is Expensive

In fact, luxury vinyl (LVT) flooring is surprisingly affordable compared to most other flooring types. As with all products, there are some expensive LVT products but they perform at a much higher level than the cheap alternatives. In addition, the total cost of ownership of luxury vinyl floors are some of the lowest available.

Myth: Luxury Vinyl is Not Durable

Luxury vinyl flooring is manufactured from extremely robust and resilient materials and can take anything you throw at it, literally! It?s also scratch and dent resistant, so very suitable for homes with kids and pets. Whether using luxury vinyl in your home or for commercial applications, you can rest assured that you are using a high-quality product that is designed and manufactured to last. With luxury vinyl floors you will typically get a 10-year commercial guarantee and even lifetime for some residential products.

Myth: Luxury Vinyl Floors Are Hard to Maintain

On the contrary, luxury vinyl planks are designed with easy maintenance in mind. Vacuum if you like, but even just sweeping and mopping when needed, will keep your floors looking brand new for a very long time. Being waterproof or water-resistant, it?s easy to clean up spills. Mopping the floor will cause no seepage at all into the core. In short, luxury vinyl is super easy to maintain.

Myth: Luxury Vinyl Floors Require Messy Glue to Install

While there are still glue-down luxury vinyl floors, today?s vinyl flooring is installed using a click and lock system, where the vinyl tiles simply lock into place for a gapless, grout free and seamless look. It?s what we call a floating floor. Installation is quick and a smaller home can generally be completed within a day. Also, if for any reason you need to replace a luxury vinyl plank, simply unlock and replace the single plank. Now that?s super convenient.

Myth: Luxury Vinyl Flooring is Not Safe

Luxury vinyl planks manufactured in North America, Europe and parts of Asia conform to the highest safety standards. These floors are anti-bacterial, 100% Phthalate-free and 100% Formaldehyde free and come with CE EU and FloorScore product safety markings. Rest assured you and your family will be ultra-safe with luxury vinyl floors.

So, if you?ve been thinking about luxury vinyl floors for your home, you now have a clearer understanding of the product with these myths and misconceptions out of the way. Luxury vinyl flooring is beautiful, durable, easy to clean and fix, less expensive than most other types of flooring, and is in every way just as good as a product as is hardwood or laminate. Quantum Floors offers dozens of luxury vinyl floors (hardwood and laminate too!). Stop in today top see how amazing they look and leave with a sample or two to see how the flooring looks in your home.