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luxury vinyl flooring

Taking a Deeper Look at Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Most people know the basic facts and benefits about luxury vinyl flooring. You can easily find out a laundry list of facts. However, some people like a little more background information. And we hope to provide that today.


At L&L Flooring Company, floors are our business. We enjoy the opportunity to pass along our knowledge, and hope that you find something in this piece. We service the areas of Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, Nolensville, and Springhill, with a showroom located in Nashville, TN.


Luxury vinyl is known for its ability to closely mimic some of the most popular natural resources. Materials such as natural stone, solid hardwood and both porcelain and ceramic tile, are recreated with amazing realism. This is due to the 3D image printing system, as the design layer is manufactured. Not only does this material mimic the real thing, but it feels like it as well.


This is also a floor covering that is known for its durability, and the way that it stands up under heavy traffic. But what makes this possible? The wear layer is responsible for staving off stains, scratches, scuffs, and even helps to resist fading. It can be roughly 4-40 mil (one thousandth of an inch) thick, with thicker layers offering the best protection of course. Just to give you an idea of durability ratings, most commercial settings will use at least a 20 mil wear layer.


Luxury vinyl is now also available in a waterproof flooring, which is truly the best of both worlds. You get the beauty and durability of vinyl flooring, along with the peace of mind that comes from waterproof. The resistance to water comes from the fact that the core is made of WPC (wood plastic component), and it will not soak up any water, at any time, under any conditions.


This is not to be confused with water resistant flooring. While some water resistant flooring can withstand spills for an entire day, at some point, the water breaks through. It might not cause any damage at that very moment, but repeated spills that are left unattended for long periods of time, will eventually cause a great deal of damage. It almost always leads the premature need to replace these floors.