Embossed luxury vinyl flooring: What to know

Embossed luxury vinyl flooring: What to know

Imagine enjoying the beauty of wood, with raised grains, knots, and textures–anywhere, without any limitations as to where you can install it.

That's what you'll get with luxury vinyl flooring. It's available with modern technology like embossing.

And because it’s waterproof, you don’t need to worry about those wood/water issues in places like the bathroom.

About embossing

Embossing is a technological process forcibly and deeply imprinting an image or raised surface. 

Embossing makes the wood, stone, and tile images look so authentic. It also makes color variations, veinings, and all the "imperfections" of a Mother Nature creation possible.

And this is why we always advise you to buy the thickest surface possible. It's easier to carve on and offers more design options for your vinyl plank flooring or stone and tile looks.

Taking a deeper dive into textures

Textures are what makes a wood floor unique. They're usually done by hand with wire brushes or knives on genuine wood–but with embossing, realistic simulations are done by machinery.

Some textures can be expected to be wire-brushed, hand-scraped, or distressed. They are considered to have a rustic look, which is trending heavily right now.

Embossed-in-register, EIR

Here, embossing creates little indentations that match the photographic image's grain. This gives a truly authentic look.

Find your perfect luxury vinyl flooring design

You'll see incredible designs in our showroom when shopping for luxury vinyl in Houston, such as Franklin/Hillsboro from Mohawk's SolidTech Plus line or Art Select Glacier Oak Parquet (a herringbone design) from Karndean Designflooring.

Stone looks include products like Revotec -Pietro Carrara by Engineered Floors.

Contact us for your vinyl plank flooring needs

Since 1976, Carpet Giant has been helping Houston-area residents find ideal floors for their homes. Whether shopping for luxury vinyl flooring, hardwood, carpet, tile, etc., our knowledgeable professionals will walk you through the extensive selections.

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