Is Vinyl Flooring Durable?

If you're looking for long-lasting synthetic flooring, you can't beat luxury vinyl planks and tiles. The best brands are ideal for active households, including those with four-legged family members. In addition, most manufacturers back their pet-friendly flooring collection with a comprehensive warranty. Multi-layer luxury vinyl has a tough surface layer that resists stains and wear. Styles are trendy at All Floors of Orlando, a vinyl flooring store in Orlando, Florida.

Wear layer

When you're comparing luxury vinyl brands, be sure to note the thickness of the wear layer. It's this transparent layer that protects the wood, stone, or ceramic image layer. Therefore, it determines the durability of a product. Once the wear layer becomes worn, a vinyl floor needs to be replaced. However, a 20-mil thickness is adequate for even the heaviest residential traffic.

Core layer

The backing layer supports the plank or tile, and it protects the core layer and the subfloor. Luxury vinyl flooring that features a wood plastic composite (WPC) or a stone plastic composite (SPC) core is waterproof. WPC flooring, appropriate for residential spaces, includes a foaming agent that provides some softness underfoot. Tougher SPC flooring is ideal for businesses.

Installation methods

Each luxury vinyl plank and tile brand is designed for one of three installation methods. First, some flooring fits together at the edges to construct a floating floor over a subfloor or existing floor. Second, glue-down vinyl contrasts loose lay vinyl, a semi-permanent floor covering that butts together and remains in place because of friction and heavier weight.

All Floors of Orlando has two showrooms in Orlando, Florida. We bring our superior products and services to an area that includes Windermere, Oviedo, Winter Garden, and Altamonte Springs. Our installation team is experienced, and our flooring consultants are knowledgeable. Your vinyl flooring project will begin with a free estimate. We invite you to visit one of our showrooms to enjoy the personalized service for which our team is known.