Flooring Info

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Luxury Vinyl Plank

  • Layers: 1) Clear wear, 2) Color/Pattern Film, 3) Vinyl Core, 4) Backing

  • Easy to Maintain

  • Recommendation of vinyl planks with a wear layer of 12 mil+; for higher traffic areas, consider 20 mil+

  • Plank thickness: lower quality planks will measure in the 4mm range and higher quality planks will measure in the 8mm+ range

  • LVP cores are water resistant and hide minor imperfections in the subflooring, which is great when installing over your existing floor

  • Many products are 100% waterproof

Laminate

  • Layers: 1) Wear, 2) Design, 3) Inner Core, 4) Backing 

  • Low flammability

  • Resistant to stains and sunlight damage

  • Easy to maintain

  • Recommendation of 10mm or thicker laminate

Engineered Hardwood

  • Beauty of natural wood with greater moisture resistance

  • Layers: Top - solid hardwood, Mid - laminated wood in crisscross pattern, Bottom - underlay

  • Crisscross layers expand and contract in opposite directions, keeping the floor stable and resistant to excessive expansion/contraction

  • Top wood layer thickness - 0.5-6mm (our recommendation is 3mm+) 

  • Standard total thickness - 14-15mm

  • Most engineered floors can be refinished with varnish 1-3 times, depending on the thickness of the top layer

Luxury Vinyl Tile

  • Design layer can look exactly like real stone or ceramic while costing less

  • Layers: 1) wear, 2) image/design, 3) resilient core, 4) backing/underpad

  • Most products are 100% waterproof

  • No need to maintain grout lines

  • Warmer feel and softer underfoot compared to ceramic tile

Floating floor installation is the most popular way to install a floor.

Each of the flooring options above can be installed floating.

For maximum life with minimum problems, the floor you choose must be properly installed according to the manufacturer's guidelines.

Flooring Maintenance Tips

Here are a few floor care tips:

  • Put felt pads under legs of furniture

  • Lay rugs or doormats at all entries

  • Clean up spills quickly & completely

  • Keep humidity level between 40-60%

Always follow your manufacturer's guidelines for taking care of your floor.

This will also ensure your floor's warranty remains valid.