This hardwood trend is certainly possible in LVF; the typical vinyl plank (LVP) is 4-½ X 48-inches, but you can get them smaller or larger, sometimes as wide as six or even a little over seven inches. While many tend to think of all planks being uniform in size, it’s getting more and more popular to mix up different widths. This is a hot trend today, being in line with rustic and antique styles. You can also create unique patterns, making for an exciting design option, and they can also visually enlarge a room.
If you’d rather stay with all one size, you should know that wider planks are trending in hardwood and are more traditional and superior for large rooms. The tile-sized squares, LVT, also range in size from 12 to 18 inches. Here, the larger sizes give a more contemporary look, being in line with the current large-format tiles trend. Many prefer larger formats for stone looks as they feel that format, with the fewer seams, gives it a more quarried slab look.
What is luxury vinyl flooring?
LVF is considered an affordable yet premium product. Images are taken with digital photography, so they’re clear, vibrant, and accurate. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured appearances such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. The material can be cut into planks to mimic hardwood boards (or stone slabs) or square, groutable tile-sized pieces to add even more to the realism. Many love the extra seams.
It is durable with a top transparent melamine sheet that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. It is 100% waterproof, and installation can be a simple floating floor where the pieces mat to click and then hover over the subfloor.
A thicker floor is better
You may wonder at first what this has to do with the idea of achieving looks, and it does. A thicker plank affects the way it feels underfoot. If you are going for a wood look, you want an authentic, firm feeling of a hard surface; go for 10-mm or 12-mm.
For some information and inspiration about luxury vinyl flooring, visit the Bayland Flooring showroom in New Franken, WI, especially if you live in or near New Franken, Franken, Green Bay, and the surrounding area. Ask about your free vinyl plank quote.