Kitchens aren’t the only rooms that can leak! Wetness can be just as common in living rooms or bedrooms, depending upon where the roof needs to be repaired, or where the chimney is. That’s why LVP is the perfect answer.

It’s fast becoming a preferred flooring choice, not just for humid, wet rooms like kitchens, baths, and laundry rooms, but also for living rooms, bedrooms, foyers, halls, etc.

LVP stands for luxury vinyl plank that’s cut into planks, rather than in the customary square sheets. The strips are usually on large boards to really look like timber. While LVP is thought of mainly as a wood-look, you can also get it to resemble stone or tile.

It comes in a wide variety of colors, finishes, as well as texturing, so it can look hand-scraped, wire-brushed, distressed or antiqued. Some of the most popular wood species are: Oak, hickory, teak, chestnut, and walnut.

The product is ultra-durable, waterproof, affordable, and easy to maintain and install.

The big differences from genuine hardwood: It’s totally waterproof and budget-friendly.

So get LVP for your living room and you can have a “hardwood” floor with a glossy finish, just as you see in the design publications.
Need more convincing?
Okay, let’s break it down. Genuine wood has a coating of thick, clear plastic, only it’s referred to as the “finish” on hardwood. It sits on top of the wood which, when you think about it, it's there as the flooring’s show pony.

That’s the same with this product, only that same kind of coating is called a wear layer which protects the flooring, but it’s really the same as the “finish.” The wood is an image, taking with high definition photography. That image is the show pony.

Remember, when it comes to LVP, thicker is better, because it provides more durability and cushion. It should be somewhere around eight mm. A thicker product also hides a lot of imperfections in a subfloor. This is where we say an old cliché: “You get what you pay for.” The ultra-cheap bargain, basement brands are sure to cut corners someplace, and will probably be too thin.

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