Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury vinyl flooring has quickly become one of the most popular flooring options in residential and commercial settings. Although vinyl flooring is not a new product, digital printing technology continues to generate more realistic visuals than ever. Luxury vinyl flooring combines the natural looks of wood and stone with premium performance. So, no matter your design preferences or durability requirements, there's a perfect luxury vinyl floor for you.
Luxury vinyl is super-stylish and ultra-durable because of its special layered construction. Unlike hardwood and stone, luxury vinyl is made with synthetic materials. With luxury vinyl flooring you can still have the authentic look of wood and stone flooring throughout your home, but you do not have to worry about accidental spills causing permanent damage.
Expert Advice - LVT Flooring
Luxury vinyl flooring, or LVT flooring, has become more and more
popular in residential and commercial settings. Join our very own
Jim Aaron, VP of Merchandising for Carpet One Floor & Home, for
some inside information about luxury vinyl.
Luxury vinyl flooring is made from composite materials, but it features a layered structure for premium style and performance. The top layer is referred to as the wear layer, and it is strong enough to withstand virtually all stains, scratches, and scuffs. As a result, luxury vinyl never needs any special surface finishes. The wear layer protects the second layer, which is called the design or decorative layer. The decorative layer includes a high-definition visual or wood or stone. Consequently, luxury vinyl flooring looks exactly like real stone or wood.
Underneath the wear layer and design layer are usually support and comfort layers. Some luxury vinyl flooring options, for example, have rigid cores that provide premium dimensional stability to each plank and tile. With this rigid core, the planks and tiles are as thick and strong as regular wood and ceramic. In addition, almost all luxury vinyl floors have a soft and flexible backing that provides some extra comfort underfoot. These backing also help to muffle and reduce noise when walked on.
As you probably can imagine, luxury vinyl flooring can pretty much be installed anywhere in the home. If you want to add the natural looks of wood or stone to your kitchen, bathrooms, or basement, luxury vinyl is a perfect option. It's also great for homes with children and pets!
Speaking of installation, most luxury vinyl floors can be installed without messy adhesives. The planks and tiles will usually click and lock together, so they will remain tight over the subfloor without any gaps in the surface. Furthermore, luxury vinyl floors with rigid cores and flexible backings can be installed over subfloors that aren't perfectly flat and even.
There are a few different types of luxury vinyl flooring options, including vinyl tile flooring and vinyl plank flooring. Vinyl tile is an alternative to ceramic and porcelain tile, while vinyl plank is an alternative to hardwood and laminate. Sheet vinyl flooring should not be mistaken for luxury vinyl, and is a more traditional option that is noted for its installation versatility, but it is not as popular as vinyl tile and vinyl plank.
Most luxury vinyl flooring is considered resistant to water, but there are options that are 100% waterproof. The planks and tiles will never expand or contract when exposed to moisture, nor will moisture ever penetrate past the core and reach the subfloor. Also, luxury vinyl flooring can handle heavy foot traffic and other environmental impacts without collapsing or cracking. Nonetheless, most high-end luxury vinyl floors are virtually indistinguishable from real wood or stone.
Hawaiian Carpet One Floor & Home is your local leader when it comes to luxury vinyl flooring. Be sure to visit our showroom in Kahului, HI to learn everything there is to know about luxury vinyl. We have luxury vinyl flooring from the following brands:
We also have a number of Carpet One exclusives.
Invincible H2O is waterproof, kid-proof, and pet-proof.
Invincible XT features a rigid
Invincible LVT is a durable alternative
to wood and stone.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Luxury vinyl tile has all the visuals of a ceramic,
stone, or porcelain tile, minus the added hassles.
You’ll love this product for its convenience, value,
and impressive beauty.
Waterproof Luxury Vinyl
Waterproof luxury vinyl flooring makes it possible to
have high-end looks, without worries. While your
guests won’t ever know it’s not really hardwood, your
subfloors will stay intact, along with your sanity.
Types of Luxury Vinyl
We have options in luxury vinyl flooring to satisfy
every customer. Here are a few things to keep in
mind as you browse our different vinyl selections.
Luxury Vinyl Installation
Luxury vinyl flooring is one of the most versatile
flooring options in terms of installation. Learn about
luxury vinyl flooring installation.
Luxury Vinyl Maintenance
Since luxury vinyl flooring is so durable, it is easy
to clean and maintain. Also, luxury vinyl floors do
not need to be finished or treated.
Luxury Vinyl Plank
Get all of the benefits of hardwood without the cost
or maintenance! Luxury vinyl is a budget-friendly
option that can be trendy and work for many
Kitchen and Bathroom Flooring
Luxury vinyl flooring is the perfect addition to your
kitchen or bath area. We can think of many beautiful
ways enjoy this durable, water resistant, and highly
Wood Look Flooring
Offering up visuals inspired by all of our favorite
hardwood species minus the challenges, wood-look
luxury vinyl flooring gives smarter flooring options
that are well in synch with everyday life in the Islands.