A luxury vinyl plank floor, which mimics the upscale look of a classic hardwood floor, is highly functional and attractive. Vinyl plank flooring can be installed anywhere in your home, regardless of subfloor material.
For example, Shumate Floor Covering in Mt. Pleasant, TX, carries a large selection of luxury vinyl flooring, a material that performs well for all homeowners, including parents and pet owners.
The transparent wear layer that protects the wood design layer determines the length of the floor's lifespan. Therefore, it's prudent to invest in a top-quality plank with a 20-mil wear layer rather than a 12-mil surface layer.
Also, some LVP flooring manufacturers apply another coating on top of the wear layer for additional protection from stains, abrasion, and daily wear and tear.
Beneath the surface
What's under the image layer also helps to heighten the durability of luxury vinyl flooring. The best brands include a wood plastic composite (WPC) or a stone plastic composite (SPC) core layer, which is protected by the backing layer.
WPC and SPC flooring are 100 percent waterproof, and pet-friendly brands can tolerate occasional pet accidents.
Most vinyl plank flooring is designed to connect at the edges so installers can lay a floating floor that needs no attachment to the subfloor. Padding, also called underlayment, enhances the performance of this type of flooring, and it adds comfort underfoot.
Padding is often pre-attached, but a vapor barrier can be added to keep moisture at bay.
Your flooring store in Mt. Pleasant, TX
Family-owned Shumate Floor Covering installs luxury vinyl flooring in an area in Texas that includes Mt. Pleasant, Pittsburg, Mt. Vernon, Daingerfield, Omaha, and Naples.
In addition, we offer other services like free in-home measurement, floor repairs, and custom area rugs. Shop for vinyl flooring today at Shumate Floor Covering, a business that has been caring for customers' new flooring needs since 1960.