Floor installers love spicing up a household. Still, many homeowners have a little difficulty determining the right flooring stains and dyes. Even tougher are the questions posed by seeing “luxury” vinyl options side-by-side with regular vinyl.
What makes luxury vinyl stand out? Is it more expensive? More importantly: Is it worth your purchase? We’re digging deep into the luxury vinyl topic, and we feel you’ll feel much more comfortable picking one of the great Brenner Floors options once we’re through.
What Is Luxury Vinyl, Anyway?
Also abbreviated as LVF, luxury vinyl flooring is a little different from standard vinyl. It closely mimics the look of natural materials. In fact, it’s nearly indistinguishable from wood and stone.
Luxury vinyl surfaces feature a unique surface layer—one that has a high-res, photo-created image. When combined with the select surface’s unique textures, luxury vinyl is much more than a natural material alternative—it’s an entirely new cornerstone of modern home style.
How Luxury Vinyl Stands Out
Unlike regular vinyl, luxury vinyl takes on one of two forms:
- Stone, such as travertine, slate or marble.
- Wood, such as maple, oak, teak, pine or walnut.
Normally, luxury vinyl is plank-shaped. Traditional sheet vinyl, meanwhile, is installed as a room-width-and-length design. You’ve guessed right: Luxury vinyl has a lot of customization options available.
Luxury vinyl can be 100-percent vinyl, such as regular vinyl flooring. It can also be comprised of a vinyl-limestone mix. Stone-like LVF can even contain natural stone materials. Don’t worry: You’ll always touch a luxury vinyl flooring’s surface level—which is completely vinyl.
Does Luxury Vinyl Cost a Lot More?
Luxury vinyl flooring does cost more than regular vinyl. This said, the price increase shouldn’t be considered strict expenses. Let’s look at the basic cost breakdown, nonetheless:
- Luxury vinyl flooring costs between $2.00 and $5.00 per square foot.
- Regular vinyl flooring costs between $0.50 and $1.00 per square foot.
Flooring finishers do suggest luxury vinyl due to its incredible resilience. Even if you’re spending a little more on a luxury installation, you’ll benefit from the surface’s composite materials.
Plus, your vinyl flooring will last longer. Regular sheet vinyl, while installed as one “piece,” still has a few grout lines. Luxury vinyl, meanwhile, is installed in “long and narrow” sections. This means flooring repairs can cost less if your home sports luxury vinyl.
Bring Out Your Home's Best Look
If your Brenner Floor service provider needs to touch up your luxury vinyl, you don't need to rip up the entire room to do so. To learn more, give us a call at 763-595-9151. Schedule an estimate, and give your home the luxury look it deserves.