Yes! LVP stands for luxury vinyl plank and it’s a terrific mimic of hardwood, stone, or tile. There’s a large assortment of species, colors, patterns, and designs. It has visual appeal for any room in the house, and is very budget-friendly.

Simply, it provides all the style without the high price tag.

Because of the range of designs and colors, you can easily get those gray floors that are so popular right now, and it’s not expected to end anytime soon. You can get them cut into wide planks, another hot look. If farmhouse isn’t right for you, you can always go with something to create other decors, such as traditional, contemporary, coastal, urban modern, or California-beach.

Don’t forget, LVP has texturing availability so you can get it to look distressed, wire-brushed, or antiqued.
What to consider when buying LVP
Know the difference between waterproof and water resistant. LVP does come in different grades and, while a lot of it is waterproof, some will not. Waterproof means totally impervious to liquid; otherwise, liquid can still seep through. The lower, cheaper grades will more than likely be water-resistant.
Price: Don’t fall for those ultra-cheap, bargain basement brands. Quality is sure to suffer, whether it’s in the photography or thickness.
Thickness. One of the great things about LVP is that it can hide subfloor imperfections, but it can only do that if the material is thick enough. LVP is a floating installation, which means it doesn’t require subfloor preparation, but if the vinyl is thin, you will have to level out the subfloor.

Also, the thicker it is, the more durable. Be sure to tell you flooring pro about the level of foot traffic in the room in which you plan to install it.

Core. Some cores, such as WPC (Wood Plastic Composite) are ultra-waterproof. In a place like South Carolina where it’s prone to tropical storms, heat and moisture, it’s an investment to carefully consider.
Wear layer: The top sheet is what determines durability and moisture resistance. Be sure it’s thick enough.

For more information, come into the Specialty Flooring showroom in Ridgeland, SC.