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Waterproof luxury vinyl is a practical flooring choice

Luxury vinyl is a durable and practical flooring material that brings the refined look of hardwood and natural stone to a room. Most often, vinyl plank flooring connects to form a floor that floats above the subfloor. Sometimes, vinyl tile flooring is glued down. Loose lay planks and tiles, which are held onto the floor by friction, are also popular. Huron Carpet & Floor covering is a flooring retailer in Wixom, Michigan, that has a wide variety of all vinyl floor styles.

Backing layer

Child-and pet-friendly luxury vinyl flooring comprises four layers of materials. The vinyl backing layer has a high resistance to pressure. It provides support and stability for planks or tiles, and it prevents mold and mildew. Underlayment, or padding, is placed beneath the backing layer during installation if it does not come attached to the flooring.

Core layer

Waterproof vinyl flooring has a wood plastic composite core or a stone plastic composite core. A WPC core is constructed with wood flour or wood fiber, while limestone is the main component in an SPC core. Both types of cores tolerate standing water. Therefore, planks and tiles can be wet for extended periods without sustaining damage.

Design layer

The design layer is a digital image of hardwood or stone that can be deeply embossed because of the thickness of the flooring. With deep embossing comes realistic wood grains and stone color blends. With Shaw’s Embossed-in-Register feature, flooring even feels realistic. Touch the planks where there are rifts or knots, and it feels like touching wood.

Wear layer

The transparent wear layer protects the design layer, and therefore, it determines durability. This top layer should have a thickness of at least 20-mil. The best brands often boast patented technology. With Mannington's ScratchResist technology and Armstrong’s Diamond 10 technology, floors are highly resistant to scratches and stains.
Waterproof flooring in Wixom, MI from Huron Carpet & Floor covering

Sheet vinyl

Sheet vinyl is another vinyl flooring option. The material resists water well since it has few or no seams. That means water or spills can not seep through to the subfloor. This budget-friendly flooring is thinner than luxury vinyl, and its lifespan is shorter. Vinyl sheets are cut from rolls. Usually, one sheet can cover a small room, while two or three sheets are used for larger rooms.

Family-owned and operated Huron Carpet & Floor covering brings residential and commercial flooring and installation services to Michigan communities, including Wixom, MI, Walled Lake, MI, Novi, MI, Milford, MI, Ann Arbor, MI, Northville, MI, && South Lyon, MI. We have been in the industry for over 30 years, so we know all about flooring! Stop by our showroom in Wixom to view waterproof vinyl flooring samples and to schedule a free estimate.
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