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Is LVP good flooring?

Last Updated: 4th June, 2020

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Luxury vinyl plank flooring or LVP is an inexpensive way to breathe new life into a room. It's gorgeous, is extremely durable, is affordable, and it comes in an endless array of colors and patterns.

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Thereof, what is better laminate or vinyl plank flooring?

Laminate flooring, like vinyl plank, is also extremely durable and is a good choice for homes with children and pets. Laminate flooring is superior in terms of fading. While laminate can fade when exposed to sunlight over long periods of time, it is more resistant than vinyl flooring.

Beside above, what is the difference between luxury vinyl plank and vinyl plank? As the name implies, Luxury Vinyl Planks look like planks of hardwood floors; and Luxury Vinyl Tile looks like Tile (or natural stone). They are individual pieces of vinyl (not sheet vinyl), so they look very similar to the real thing. Most luxury vinyls are waterproof (or highly water resistant).

Correspondingly, what is the best quality vinyl plank flooring?

Here are the 5 Best Luxury Vinyl Plank Floors to Use:

  • 1) Shaw Premio, Classico, Easy Street, Aviator, Navigator:
  • 2) Armstrong Luxe Plank:
  • 3) Mannington Adura and Distinctive Plank:
  • 4) Karndean Art Select, Loose Lay:
  • 5) Lumber Liquidators Tranquility:

Is vinyl plank flooring any good?

Vinyl plank flooring is very durable, however it is a softer material than most laminates, hardwoods and tiles. Vinyl flooring can be punctured easily with very sharp objects, such as dropping a kitchen knife or sliding a metal leg chair on top of the vinyl.

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Feiyan Lopez De Uralde

Professional

What are the disadvantages of vinyl plank flooring?

Some disadvantages of vinyl flooring include:
  • Cannot be repaired.
  • Can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Shorter lifespan than wood floors.
  • No impact, or negative impact, on home resale value.
  • Difficult to remove, especially if adhesive is used during installation.
  • Not eco-friendly; difficult to recycle.

Aneu Draegert

Professional

How long will vinyl plank flooring last?

Some of the thicker vinyl floors on the market come with warranties as long as 25 years. If you are using a thin vinyl, it will generally last somewhere between 5 and 10 years with normal use. If you want a vinyl that will wear well, consider purchasing a flex-floor material that is made of virgin vinyl.

Natosha Satinder

Professional

Do I need underlayment for vinyl plank flooring?

If you're wondering about luxury vinyl plank underlayment, that's one of the appeals – it usually doesn't need underlayment. Luxury vinyl plank generally doesn't get affixed to the subfloor in any way. Since it's a floating floor system, it's also not recommended to install it over other floating floor products.

Cauzar Vogler

Explainer

Does luxury vinyl plank increase home value?

Vinyl: Versatile but not as durable
Although it won't boost your home's value as well as true wood flooring because it's not as durable, sheets of vinyl flooring only cost from $0.75 to $4 per square foot, plus installation, and can last from 10-20 years.

Ilah Iaboni

Explainer

What are the disadvantages of laminate flooring?

Durability and Maintenance
The inability to sand and refinish is a major disadvantage of laminate flooring. If laminate flooring is heavily worn, deep scratched, or grooved, it cannot be sanded or refinished like solid hardwood: it must be replaced.

Ziheng Kendell

Explainer

How much does it cost to install vinyl plank flooring?

Vinyl flooring ranges from $2-$8 per square foot including the cost of installation. Installing a 200 square foot vinyl floor without stairs costs an average of $800-$1,000.

Ula Kustler

Pundit

What is the best flooring for dogs?

The 5 Best Pet-Friendly Floors
  • Cork.
  • Bamboo.
  • Laminate.
  • Tile.
  • Vinyl.
  • Rubber Pet Flooring.
  • Pet-Friendly Turf.

Cirilo Feldstein

Pundit

Can you put heavy furniture on vinyl plank flooring?

You can! For furniture, we recommend that you use felt furniture pads under legs to prevent scratching the flooring surface. Never use rubber, as rubber can stain vinyl flooring. For heavy furniture and appliances, use a non-staining large surface floor protector.

Sava Kuhne

Pundit

Can you put rugs on vinyl plank flooring?

Avoid rubber and latex mats if possible. Regarding rugs, it is best to use non-staining vinyl-backed mats or any rug that is labeled as "colorfast." Area rugs that say "Safe for Use with Hardwoods" should be just fine. Most non-slip pads that are recommended for hardwood floors are a safe choice for vinyl plank.

Yerko Marheineke

Pundit

What is the best thickness for luxury vinyl plank flooring?

Choose a thickness of 5 mm (0.20 in) or more for the highest quality. The thickest vinyl planks can be anywhere from 5 mm (0.20 in) to over 8 mm (0.31 in) thick. These planks cost the most, but they are also the most durable and usually look the most like real wood.

Oleksandra Quartieri

Teacher

Does vinyl plank flooring scratch easily?

If you have pets and kids causing a ruckus in the house, vinyl does not scratch easily, chip or suffer any kind of major damage that is going to make it look bad. Cleaning and maintenance of vinyl plank flooring is easy. For deeper cleaning, a mop and warm water will work in most cases.

Renjie Vazyulin

Teacher

Does luxury vinyl plank scratch easily?

While Luxury Vinyl Plank is known for being durable, it can be damaged. Dull or scratched luxury vinyl flooring is unattractive, and will certainly ruin the illusion as well. Preventing scratches and maintaining the shine are therefore important parts in caring for your floor.

Roosevelt Boujida

Teacher

Is LVP waterproof?

Luxury vinyl is durable, waterproof flooring that has the look of hardwood or stone without the hefty price tag. Also referred to as LVT/LVP, luxury vinyl is made up of multiple layers that aid in the design, durability, and ease of maintenance of this wonderful flooring choice.

Texenery Schwingsharl

Reviewer

What should I look for when buying vinyl plank flooring?

You should look for vinyl planks with a wear layer of at least 12 mil. If you have an active family or an assemblage of pets, consider buying 20 mil or higher. Even with a thicker wear layer, your floors may not last as long as you'd think.

Margarita Fragio

Reviewer

What is the best waterproof vinyl plank flooring?

WPC vinyl is the best of the best, which means the looks are usually incredibly convincing and beautiful. More resilient than tile. It's true, you could just get a wood or stone look tile and it would also be waterproof. But tile is hard.

Delcho Puttkamer

Reviewer

Does vinyl plank flooring decrease home value?

Home Resale Value of Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring. Worn or stained carpeting will turn buyers away faster than you can say 'decreased home resale value'. Old flooring to potential buyers is viewed as an inbuilt cost, meaning they will have to pay more money to replace it even before they can settle in to enjoy the place

Lesmes Honrubia

Reviewer

Can you use steam mops on vinyl plank flooring?

Steam mops have the potential to damage vinyl plank floors. Steam and dripping water can seep between the planks and loosen the glue that holds them in place. Many flooring manufacturers will not honor the warranty on vinyl planks if they have been subjected to extreme heat, such as that produced by a steam mop.

Shawnda Jurak

Supporter

Is LVP flooring toxic?

A recent study found that most vinyl flooring, made from reprocessed plastic, contained toxic phthalates, lead, cadmium, brominated flame retardants, and other toxic chemicals. These chemicals can contribute to indoor air pollution by drifting out of the flooring and into the air and dust inside homes.

Junlei Kurlbaum

Supporter

Which is better EVP or LVP flooring?

LVP is 100% vinyl which means that is much more susceptible to warping, especially with excessive sun or heat. EVP on the other hand has a PVC core which makes it more durable. 2. EVP typical come in a thicker plank (like 8 or 9mm) which makes it easier to install and gives it a more solid feel.