LVP, or luxury vinyl plank, has a wood look, and LVT, or luxury vinyl tile, has a stone or ceramic look. If you like wood, but not a plank look, you can choose a third type of tile. A trendy and contemporary wood-look tile contrasts traditional planks.

Christian Flooring offers luxury vinyl in Spencerport, New York, and nearby communities like Webster and Rochester. We have a large variety of LVP and LVT styles, which we can bring to you in our mobile showroom if desired.

How luxury vinyl flooring is made

Pet- and child-friendly LVP and LVT are composed of four layers. The backing layer provides cushioning for the core layer while the transparent wear layer offers protection for the design layer. The realistic wood and tile designs are created with digital imaging technology. LVP and LVT have the same composition but each flooring comes in unique styles and different sizes.

Most luxury vinyl flooring is waterproof. If a brand has a wood plastic composite (WPC) or stone plastic composite (SPC) core, it is waterproof. The former is made of wood pulp while the latter is composed of limestone. The flooring won’t warp even with extended exposure to water.

Vinyl plank and tile installation

Thin and flexible vinyl plank flooring usually floats above the subfloor. Most planks click and lock together so that the floor does not need to be attached to the subfloor. Flooring can be installed over concrete as well as hard surface existing flooring. Padding is placed under the planks.

Some brands of tile fit together so that the floor floats over the subfloor while other brands are glued down with adhesive. Tile that can be installed with grout provides a traditional tile look.

Christian Flooring
, with showrooms in Spencerport and Webster, New York, can help you get started with your flooring project. In addition to flooring installation, we offer floor repairs and other home improvement services. Visit one of our showrooms or use our online chat service to schedule an appointment for our mobile showroom or to schedule a free estimate for the best vinyl flooring for your home.