Des Moines Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring and Vinyl Flooring Installation
Durable, affordable, and easy to maintain, vinyl is a practical floor covering solution that’s constantly improving in looks and performance. Whether you want a wood, stone, or tile look – or even something entirely different – there’s a luxury vinyl style for you.
Luxury vinyl tile comes in classic stone and slate looks, which are rich in color and visual texture. Luxury vinyl planks offer realistic wood looks and textures, providing a beautiful floor that’s durable and easy to maintain. Vinyl flooring is a perfect choice for laundry rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Vinyl is quiet, soft and durable all at the same time.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vinyl Plank Flooring
What’s meant by the terms LVP and LVT Flooring?
These are acronyms you’ll hear tossed around when talking about vinyl flooring, and more specifically for luxury vinyl flooring. LVT stands for luxury vinyl tile, while LVP sands for luxury vinyl plank. LVT typically looks like tiles, and LVP typically looks like wood planking.
Where can I install luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl plank flooring?
Just about anywhere! Vinyl floors are easy to install, and many products are specifically designed to withstand moisture, wear and tear in any room. You can install vinyl in entryways, kitchens, living rooms, laundry rooms, mudrooms bathrooms, bedrooms, basements and more. Just be aware of the specific limits of the product you choose.
Is vinyl plank a durable option for floors?
LVP and LVT flooring are both durable choices. To add protection for high traffic areas it is important to choose plank or tile with the proper wear layer. A thick wear layer offers wide protection against spills, stain, scratches and overall wear from foot traffic.
What is the difference between a WPC plank flooring and a SPC floor?
WPC and SPC stand for Wood Plastic Composite and Stone Plastic Composite. These engineered luxury vinyl planks are both 100% waterproof and incredibly durable.
Wood Plastic Composite features a waterproof core at the center of the plank. During the installation process, the WPC planks are connected through interlocking ridges. The waterproof layer connects seamlessly for complete protection without the need for glue. Using new technology, WPC planks are engineered to look exactly like natural wood in every species and shade.
Stone Plastic Composite is similar to WPC, the most notable difference being the special rigid core. The SPC rigid core is completely waterproof and extremely durable. Favored for commercial projects, the rigid core will protect well against denting. The drawback to SPC is there are some applications where SPC flooring may feel too tough stand on for long periods – resulting in discomfort. WPC is recommended for the home and retail spaces as it offers similar protection to SPC, but feels softer and more comfortable.