Learn About Vinyl Plank Flooring
Everybody knows that hardwood, because of its natural looks, can add value to any home. But, because of durability issues, hardwood cannot be installed everywhere in the home. It, in fact, cannot handle the moisture you'd expect in kitchens and bathrooms. Nonetheless, you can still add wood looks to these areas by choosing luxury vinyl plank flooring.
Visit Alford's Carpet One Floor & Home in Fort Smith to check out our selection of quality vinyl plank options.
What Is Vinyl Plank?
To put it plainly, vinyl plank flooring is a more durable alternative to hardwood flooring. Whereas hardwood has a totally natural construction, vinyl plank is actually made from synthetic materials. It has a durable top layer, called the wear layer, that can handle virtually all scratches and scuffs, and it also has support layers for extra resistance underfoot. So, when you choose vinyl plank, you won't have to worry about the everyday wear and tear.
Some vinyl plank flooring options even have strong waterproof cores that provide exceptional dimensional stability. These vinyl plank floors are considered totally waterproof, so they can be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and other areas with moisture.
How is vinyl plank installed? Vinyl planks can be glued to the subfloor like hardwood, but there are some options that feature glueless installations. Also, vinyl planks will usually click and lock together, so the surface will be free of any gaps. As you probably know, hardwood surfaces sometimes develop gaps over time as the planks contact.
Our Vinyl Plank Selection
Our two featured vinyl plank flooring options are Invincible H2O and COREtec Plus. Both options feature a rigid waterproof construction, so they can be installed anywhere in the home. Pictured below is COREtec Plus.