Luxury vinyl flooring: changing minds everywhere
If you like the look of wood, tile, or stone, but need something more budget-friendly, you are going to love luxury vinyl flooring (LVF).
LVF consists of layers fused together. There's an underlayment that provides cushioning, making it a little softer and less rigid than other hard surfaces. The core is PVC, a type of vinyl. Over that is the image layer that, thanks to high-definition photography, is clear and sharper.
On top is a clear wear layer that makes luxury vinyl scratch-resistant, waterproof, and highly durable.
Checkpoint Flooring has been in existence for over 20 years, and we are leaders in both residential and commercial installations. We provide the "best of the best" inventory and our installers undergo rigorous training and certification. Our showroom is in Clearwater, FL and we service: Tampa, St. Petersburg, Safety Harbor, and Palm Harbor.
Tile and plank
Vinyl plank is, as the name implies, a mimic of wood. It comes in an assortment of species, colors, patterns, and designs. Texturing is available that gives it depth and dimension, affordable luxury, and elegance, and it can be cut in many plank sizes.
Luxury vinyl tile is a mimic of tile or stone. It, too, is available in many colors and patterns and can be cut into tiles or planks.
Even more benefits!
LVF is also completely recyclable, with the scraps being used often in other vinyl products.
Moreover, many of the product's components qualify for credits under LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Buildings.
Thickness matters with LVF so don't fall for those ultra-cheap prices where the product may be too thin. While you can install it over most subfloors, you also want to be sure it's thick enough to hide imperfections.
- Easy to maintain - Just sweep daily and once a week wipe it with a mop dampened with water. For more thorough cleaning, add a manufacturer-approved detergent.
- Comfortable - It's a little softer and less rigid than some other hard surfaces, so you can stand on it for longer periods.
- Kid-friendly - Bring on the pull toys. Markers, crayons, lipstick, etc. can be easily removed.
- Eco-friendly - It's not common to think of a man-made material as green, but even though it's not natural, you can expect at least a 20-year lifespan. That means a reduced need for raw materials and energy, which keeps the carbon footprint in check.
- Simple to install - It can be installed over existing flooring, so no need to pull up the old first, which can add dollars to the installation cost.