LVP, short for Luxury Vinyl Plank, is a type of flooring that is highly popular because of its modern and natural appearance. Back in the day, vinyl flooring was cheap and simple. It didn’t make the rooms in your house stand out, but it was affordable and that’s what mattered most to homeowners.
Nowadays, we focus more on appearance, versatility, and durability when it comes to installing new flooring in our homes. LVP exists as a luxurious but affordable alternative to traditional vinyl flooring. It mimics the appearance and patterns of natural hardwood flooring but doesn’t come with the outrageous price tag.
Benefits of LVP Flooring
PRICE – You can save hundreds of dollars without sacrificing the appearance of your floors with LVP. The planks are typically under $5 per square foot.
EASE OF INSTALLATION – Planks can be glued-down or installed as floating floors. In some cases, LVP can be installed directly on top of existing flooring.
CUSTOMIZATION – The color, style, and pattern options are endless with LVP. The planks come in both wide planks as well as traditional 2”-3” boards.
VERSATILITY – LVP can be used in any room of your house. The vinyl material is water resistant, which makes it great for bathrooms and kitchens.
COMFORT – LVP flooring absorbs pressure like a sponge, so footsteps are soft and quiet. The flooring stays room temperature no matter the time of year.
DURABILITY – LVP does not scratch easily, is low maintenance, easy to clean, and holds up well in even the busiest households.
How to Care for LVP Flooring
- Sweep regularly to remove dirt and dust
- Wipe spills promptly to prevent stains
- Mop or steam clean every few months
- Avoid soaps or detergents, as they tend to leave a dulling film on LVP flooring
- Use polishing products if you desire a brighter shine
- Strip and reapply polish after the first few polish applications
- Use a nylon pad to remove scuff marks and scratches
- Close curtains or blinds in rooms where harsh sunlight hits the floor to prevent fading
- Use felt floor protectors on furniture legs
- Avoid leaving traces of cleaning products in flooring seams
- Always use caution when walking on wet LVP, as it can be very slick and slippery
Dragon Scale Flooring is a family owned and operated flooring company with over 40 years combined experience in the industry. Contact our professionals for more information on caring for LVP, or to get a free estimate for adding beautiful LVP flooring to your home today!