Pros and Cons of Luxury Vinyl Plank Floors

Pros and Cons of Luxury Vinyl Plank Floors

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) floors have gained in popularity and there are good reasons for it. Today’s article provides some of the main pros and cons to LVP flooring in your home or office. Read on to discover if it is the best choice for you.

Vinyl plank floors are a cost-effective way to make an impact in your space. It’s significantly cheaper than traditional hardwood and can offer a similar look and incredible durability for your budget.

LVP also has a great deal of options and looks that mimic other materials, such as wood or stone. And it can also reflect patterns and grains that match any décor.

LVP flooring is essentially water-resistant, even more so than laminate floors. As a result this material is often installed in high traffic areas where you don’t have to worry about those spills or pet accidents immediately.

And the durability of LVP is a bonus as well. Since it’s constructed with multiple layers, it is scuff and scratch resistant. So it’s perfect in a high traffic household.

One of the cons associated with luxury vinyl plank floors involves limited UV resistance. If your LVP floors are located in rooms with a lot of natural lighting, this may result in some fading on exposed planks.

Essentially, you want to ensure you understand that LVP is not hardwood. So, it’s critical to understand it cannot be refinished like hardwood can. And while it will look excellent in your home for years to come, it isn’t going to offer the same return of value as hardwood floors when selling your home.

We hope this helps you understand some essential elements of luxury vinyl plank flooring. Universal Carpet Inc. carries many great flooring options, designs, materials, and price points for all your needs and preferences. Visit our showroom in South Elgin, IL. We serve all neighboring communities including Streamwood, Hoffman Estates, Carpentersville, and Algonquin. We have been in business for over 30 years and have many happy customers. We look forward to helping you update your home with new floors!