Yes, it is 100% waterproof, and this is excellent news for anyone who's ever wanted the warmth and texture of wood in a wet area, like the bath or kitchen. This true-to-life echo of wood, stone, or tile follows all current industry trends, including the currently trending marble and terrazzo floors, signature gray wood-looks for farmhouse styles, or vibrant encaustic or chevron-patterned tiles.

A stylish, sophisticated technological marvel

Images are taken with 3D photography, so they’re clear, accurate and show wormholes, knots, raised grains, and color/veining variations. It doesn’t stop there; the image layer is micro-beveled and embossed to add depth, design, and texture appearances, such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, or distressed. There’s even more, with this vinyl being cut into planks to mimic hardwood boards called vinyl plank flooring; when cut into square, groutable tile-sized pieces, it’s called LVT flooring. They are all finished with matte, gloss, or high-gloss colors, which brings us to another trend: the high-gloss wood floors seen in design pages.

Design durability

The luxury design doesn't translate to high maintenance; this product is durable and layered, with a top clear, strong melamine wear layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. While all vinyl is strong, this one is thicker and should measure at least 8-mm or more. As for low maintenance, it just requires a daily sweeping and weekly mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner; avoid wax, shine promoting ones, as they can dull the finish.

Installation can be an uncomplicated and fast floating floor technique. Pieces click together like a puzzle, mat and then hover over the subfloor with no nails or glue needed. Subfloors need to be clean, dry, and level.

At Christian Flooring, we know color can look one way in our showroom (or the outdoors) and slightly different when you get it home with your lighting and belongings. That’s why we have a sample lending program. To explore luxury vinyl flooring in Webster, NY, or visit our showroom in Spencerport or Webster, NY. We service the Spencerport, Webster, and Rochester areas and offer free luxury vinyl flooring quotes.