Luxury Vinyl Flooring

If you are in the process of remodeling or building a new house, you have likely run across countless websites selling “luxury vinyl flooring” or “luxury vinyl plank” [LVP] in your search for affordable and attractive floor designs. Look no further: Flooring Depot of Panama City touts the best selection of LVP in the area (see our reviews by clicking here). Therefore, we want to alleviate what you’ve heard about LVP: luxury vinyl plank is a type of flooring that is designed to look just like wood, but many claim it is inferior when compared to traditional hardwood. This is simply not true! Luxury vinyl flooring is less expensive than traditional hard wood, but it is not “cheap” or “gaudy.”

So, let’s go ahead and clear the air: the stigma surrounding vinyl plank flooring is a thing of the past. At one time in the 1970’s and 80’s, in the early days of vinyl flooring, the materials and design of vinyl flooring lacked many of the wonderful characteristics that we see in the luxury vinyl plank of today. Therefore, the Flooring Depot of Panama City, Florida has provided you with the following guide: “What are the Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring?”

LVP Looks Great

As mentioned above, the evolution of luxury vinyl plank is one of its most important features. Yes, the vinyl plank of the past did not look all that great, but that is no longer the case. In fact, the LVP of today looks just like hardwood. It is very difficult to tell the difference, especially when the home is professionally designed. For more information about our design services, please click here

LVP is Waterproof

The subject heading above is not a typo and you did not misread it: luxury vinyl plank is waterproof—not simply water resistant. This is particularly important if you live in Florida, where the climate is warm and humid. What this means is that the climate is very rough on traditional hardwood. The dampness in the air causes hardwood to age much more quickly. Therefore, luxury vinyl plank is a terrific choice for the homes in Florida because it can withstand the elements for years to come.

LVP is Easy to Install

Luxury vinyl plank is easy to install. In fact, it is much easier to install than traditional hardwood. Traditional hardwood flooring requires cutting and precise modification to make it fit in awkward spaces. Therefore, unlike hardwood, it can be easily manipulated to fit nearly anywhere you want it to go. LVP is considered to be what’s known as “floating flooring,” which is flooring that fits together like puzzle pieces. Thus, LVP can be installed just about anywhere, and it can even be laid directly onto concrete. Furthermore, LVP can be glued onto nearly any existing subfloor without an underlayment. This can save you big money, especially if you a DIY’er. If you want your LVP installed by professionals, however, the Flooring Depot of Panama City has you covered. We are known through the area for our expert installation services. For more information about installation, please click here.

LVP is Durable

Not only is luxury vinyl flooring waterproof, but is dent and scratch resistant. You can put it in busy traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms, and not have to worry about it getting stained, ripped, or chipped. Thus, it is very kid proof and pet proof as it is easy to clean and maintain.

LVP is Affordable

Luxury vinyl plank is very affordable, especially when you compare it to traditional hardwood. Not only can you get the same look and aesthetic that you’d get from hardwood, but you get it at a huge discount. To get an idea about how much savings you can potentially have by going with LVP, please click here to take advantage of Flooring Depot’sFree In Home Measure. We will come to your home and give you estimates of both hardwood and LVP so you can see the difference. Thus, this saving goes a long way, especially when you consider that you won’t have to replace hardwood flooring in the harsh climate of Florida. Finally, you may want to take advantage of Flooring Depot’s financing program. For more information about financing your LVP project, please click here.

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Why Choose Luxury Vinyl Flooring?Southwind Luxury Vinyl Plank

Waterproof floors are the newest innovation of engineered products. They offer a perfect blend of the rich, natural beauty of hardwood and ceramic tile with the exceptional performance and comfort of luxury vinyl. Solid core planks are thick like solid wood boards but also 100% waterproof, a feature that places them in a league of their own. These beautiful, durable floors offer designs that faithfully replicate the high-end look of hardwood, ceramic tile, stone and concrete.

We serve all areas around Panama City with quality waterproof flooring, including Niceville, Marimar Beach, and Destin.

Types of Luxury Vinyl Floors

Shaw Floorte Pro Endura Plus Sea Glass Room SceneWaterproof solid core floors are an evolution in luxury vinyl flooring. With durability that exceeds other engineered products, these floors have the same multi-ply layer construction but feature a waterproof core that can survive splashes and spills without swelling or warping. In an advantage over laminate floors, the backing on solid core floors also muffles sounds, making

them quieter than other hard surface floors.

Waterproof solid core floors can be installed directly over most existing floors, including ceramic tile, vinyl, hardwood and laminate floors. Their rigid, dense construction won’t telegraph the bumps and hollows of an imperfect subfloor. Install solid cord planks with attached underlayment as a floating floor system.

Best Rooms for LVP

Waterproof solid core flooring has the eye-catching style to be featured in your best rooms, but is designed to go anywhere, from kitchens and bathrooms to basements and mud rooms. Trend-setting looks in wood, stone, ceramic tile and stamped concrete present numerous options to match your tastes.

You’ll also love how solid core floors resist the wear and tear of everyday life. Scratch and stain resistant, mold and mildew resistant – you’ll never have to worry about where to install these long-wearing, beautiful floors. Waterproof floors are capable of being installed in beachy areas such as Destin, Inlet Beach, and Rosemary Beach.

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