Luxury vinyl (LVF) has so many benefits, and ultra-durability is just one of them. This product which is layered is a more advanced version of the original vinyl. It's five times thicker with a robust top transparent wear layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs and keeps spills at the top. On top of that is the urethane finish, which adds shine and even more strength.

We tell our customers that true LVF should measure at least 8-mm in thickness, with the wear layer measured separately. For very busy, heavily foot trafficked rooms, we recommend that it be 20-mils.

Stylish enough for any room!

Inspired by nature, LVF offers amazingly realistic photos of wood, stone, and tile with micro beveling and embossing for depth and dimension. LVF follows all the trends, including textures; you can get wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered and distressed looks, as well as gray wood looks, marble, and other stone lookalikes, and ceramic tile mimics with bright colors and brilliant designs.

To make this even more realistic, LVF can be cut instead of being in one big sheet. Luxury vinyl plank or LVP refers to the product being cut into strips and mounted on boards reminiscent of hardwood. Luxury vinyl tile or LVT refers to square, tile-sized pieces used with or without grout.

You're free to use your imagination as to which form you use and when; for instance, some of our customers also use LVP for stone echoes.

Other benefits include:

1. Waterproof capabilities: This 100% waterproof product is made from waterproof materials to be submerged or spilled on. Just a quick wipe dry, and it's okay!

2. Easy care: Regular sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner is all it takes.

3. Uncomplicated installation: It's fast and easy, especially when it's a floating floor where the pieces click together, mat, and hover over a subfloor without nails or glue.

When it comes to getting the most value for your decorating dollar, nothing beats luxury vinyl. This flooring is so popular; it's considered a trend. To explore our inventory, learn about our superior installations and get a free quote, come into The Floor Doctors showroom in Des Moines, IA, especially if you live in Urbandale, Grimes, Waukee, Waukee, and Ankeny, IA.