The Armstrong tagline is “inspiring great spaces”--and do they ever. We’ll be happy to show you all the luxury vinyl flooring (LVF) samples when you are looking for Armstrong flooring in Rochester, NY.

What is luxury vinyl?

Luxury vinyl flooring is an amazingly realistic mimic of wood, tile, or stone. Completely waterproof, it is a wonderful alternative when you need something stylish, but budget-friendly. It's also a great solution if you want a wood-look in a room, like a bathroom, where the excess water and humidity can damage the real thing.

Because it is waterproof, it's ideal for wet and humid spaces like the kitchen, bath, laundry, mudroom, or basement. The style and high end look make it perfect for any room, including living and dining spaces.

Modern technology in vinyl flooring

Technology has provided us with:

1.3D photography. Images are clear and accurate, showing every grain and knot, as well as veining and color variations. Patterns are bold and vivid; colors seem to pop.
2.Embossing. No more flat images! The floors have depth and dimension and textured appearances such as hand-scraped, wire-brushed, distressed or weathered.

They can be cut into planks or groutable tile-sized pieces and come in finishes such as matte, gloss, and high-gloss.

How is luxury vinyl installed?

While it can be glued, the most common technique is the floating floor. Installers prefer this because it can be simple and uncomplicated. The pieces, such as Armstrong LVT click together to form a mat. It then hovers over the existing subfloor.

Any flooring should be installed professionally; in this case, pieces need to be placed properly so seams line up correctly. It needs to be measured so that doors clear. Appliances, which are attached to the subfloor, shouldn’t get trapped. The subfloor also needs to be level and, if so, the installer might sand it. Otherwise, you’ll have a crooked surface floor.

Other benefits include durability. The luxury product has a thick clear melamine wear layer that projects the floor from scratches and scuffs. It also keeps spills at the surface where they wait to be wiped off. It is also easy to maintain, with only a broom, mop, and manufacturer-approved cleaner.

For more information about Armstrong luxury vinyl or any other flooring, please visit the Christian Flooring showroom in Spencerport or Webster NY, serving Spencerport, Webster, and Rochester. Ask about our estimates.