Vinyl Plank is experiencing the largest growth in the floor covering industry today.
The beauty of wood or stone and the ease of vinyl, make it the perfect choice for busy lifestyles. Vinyl plank can be installed over most existing floors with minimum effort and you can “live” on them immediately. Vinyl plank is the perfect choice for active families because they are extremely durable, scratch-resistant and easy to maintain.
If your goal is to achieve the look of hardwood floors throughout your home, but you don’t have the budget, look to vinyl plank flooring. Installing vinyl plank floors have distinct advantages over installing natural wood. Vinyl plank is very durable, typically less expensive and more moisture resistant than wood flooring. Vinyl plank floors are resistant to stains, dents, fading, scratching and water, more so than natural hardwood floors.
Vinyl plank stone and tile patterns will give you the elegant look of tile, but without the concerns of grout cleaning or cracking tile.
WHAT IS VINYL PLANK FLOORING?
Vinyl plank is a manufactured product that simulates the look of hardwood, ceramic tile, natural stone and many other types of flooring.
In the past vinyl plank floors have been easy to spot, but today’s technology allows manufactures to create realistic visuals and textures for an elegant and quality floor.
By using the countertop technology and adding considerably more resin to the wear layer, some vinyl plank manufacturers boast that their vinyl plank floors are now 10 to 20 times harder than vinyl plank countertops. Since this resin-filled layer is so dense, it becomes extremely difficult to stain or scratch.
Vinyl plank is the choice for those shoppers who want the look and feel of real hardwood or stone but without the cost or maintenance that can be associated with natural products.
Vinyl planks function well in any space with its many different styles and colors.
Vinyl plank flooring is stain resistant, so eliminates the need to be varnished or waxed.
Vinyl plank floors are less likely to fade in direct sunlight.
THINGS TO KNOW
Never allow liquids to stand on the floor.
For spots such as candle wax or gum, harden the spot with ice and gently scrape with a plastic scraper, such as a credit card. Be careful not to scratch the flooring surface. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Spot cleaning and occasional complete cleaning of your vinyl plank floor can be done using care products we carry in our showroom.
Glides or floor protectors on the bottom of your furniture will prevent possible scratching or abrasion.
It’s important to lift heavy furniture instead of dragging or pulling.
Never use abrasive cleaners, steel wool or scouring powder.
Do not use soap-based products or “mop & shine” products.
Never flood your floor with water or cleaner.
Do not wax or polish your vinyl plank floor.
Do not use any type of buffing or polishing machine.
Never try to refinish or sand your vinyl plank floor.
Vinyl plank floors can be damaged by stiletto heels.
Keep pets’ nails trimmed to prevent them from scratching your floor
CARE & MAINTENANCE
While your new vinyl plank floor is highly durable, it still requires care and maintenance. Vinyl plank floors are not indestructible. Floors can dull when unattended dirt acts as an abrasive on the surface. This can be avoided by sweeping, dust mopping or vacuuming (no beater bar) regularly to remove loose dirt and grit. Vacuum cleaner attachments are helpful to remove dirt from between planks or along edges.
An occasional damp mopping is also suggested. However, your vinyl plank flooring can expand if excessive water is used while cleaning. After damp mopping, a clean dry cloth should be used to wipe the floor thoroughly. Placing doormats at each entryway will collect excessive moisture and dirt before they enter your home.