Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring is an innovative high-tech product that can be found at the A+ Floors 4U showroom in Katy, Texas. We have a huge variety of styles in wide planks or traditional boards. We also offer luxury vinyl tiles. (LVT) You may want to mix and match styles of both to create a unique look. Planks look like wood, and tiles look like stone. 3D printing technology gives the wood and stone depth, and thus, makes each look realistic. The thickness of the transparent wear layer found on the top of vinyl flooring determines durability. Expect a 20-mil wear layer to last about 5 years while a 28-mil wear layer can last for up to 10 years.

Plank cores and bottom layers

Look for luxury vinyl planks that have a solid wood plastic composite core (WPC) that is free of phthalates for safer air quality in your home. Keep in mind that planks with a rigid center provide stability. Any corking or other soundproofing material on the backing or bottom of the plank also provides underfoot cushioning. Some vinyl planks come with an underlayment backing for heat retention as well as soundproofing.

Benefits

Luxury vinyl
is a cost-effective flooring that is more than aesthetically pleasing and durable. This type of kid- and pet-friendly flooring:

  • offers interesting textures like knotted and hand-scraped.
  • is comfortable to stand on for long periods.
  • is scratch, stain, dent, and scuff-resistant.
  • can easily be cleaned by damp mopping.
  • is inherently water-resistant.
  • can be installed by a DIYer.
Installation

While the subfloor needs to be in good shape before installing luxury vinyl planks, it doesn't have to be perfect. The planks will hide imperfections. No glue is required for the installation since the floor floats over the subfloor. High-quality brands like Shaw and Mohawk offer vinyl planks that easily click together with a click and lock system. They can be installed over ceramic tile and most other hard surfaces. It is easy to remove and replace planks if they become damaged at a later time.

A+ Floors 4U is a leading vinyl plank flooring retailer in the Houston area. Our showroom in Katy is filled with thousands of products. In addition to flooring installation, we offer design consultations and free in-home measurements. Synchrony Financing is available.