Best Vinyl Plank Flooring
How to Find the Best Vinyl Plank Flooring
If you are considering vinyl wood planks, you are on a good track. However, it can be hard to decide what the best vinyl plank flooring is. In this guide, we’ll discuss what to look for as you shop for the highest quality flooring product. Of course, our staff can assist you at any of our locations, but this should get you started.
Stone or Wood Look Vinyl Flooring
Vinyl comes in many color varieties, allowing you to choose your favorite. Higher priced brands may have more variety to help you match your ideas to reality.
Waterproof vinyl plank flooring is made to resist water. That’s why it gets used in bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. However, to be sure it does not have gaps where water could seep beneath the surface, you want to make sure it is installed professionally.
Vinyl plank is scratch resistant, but some brands can claim a better level of protection against scratches. A flooring professional can help you find one that will stand up to your family’s daily use.
Thick Wear Layer
When shopping for vinyl plank, you are looking at the thickness of the board or tile and the thickness of the top wear layer. When you see millimeters (mm), that refers to the board’s thickness. When you see mil, it refers to the top layer. Obviously, the bigger these numbers are, the better the product will be. A minimum choice is 12mil, but the best is 20mil or higher.
Is the color the same through the whole plank? This will help it show less wear and tear.
A hardened clear-coat should ensure minimal wear. Sometimes it is referred to as titanium top coating or it may be called diamond hardened.
Click Lock Vinyl Flooring
Some vinyl is made to click and lock into place. Other varieties require glue. This is not necessarily related to quality, but it may affect your decision about which product you want. Vinyl click flooring is the easiest to remove, and that makes it a favorite with some remodelers.
A longer warranty is a good clue to the luxury level of the product. If a manufacturer stands behind the product for 20 years, you can feel good about its durability.
Visit Peek’s showroom and see the many different vinyl plank choices for yourself. Bring your room measurements and get price estimates for different flooring products. We can help you determine the best buy for the money.