Luxury vinyl from Carpet Giant in Houston, TX

Learn about luxury vinyl flooring

If you’re not yet familiar, let us introduce you to luxury vinyl flooring.  It is a terrific, affordable alternative to wood, tile, and stone.

Carpet Giant wants everyone to know about it.

This flooring is waterproof, which makes it ideal for the kitchen, bath, laundry room, and any wet area. It's also so stylish we're seeing vinyl flooring in every room in the house, from the living area to the bedroom.  It's also installed in some very high-end homes.

Sophisticated style at a savings

Wood floors are especially hot right now, and that’s expected to last at least 15 years.  Sometimes the wallet just says no.  Maybe you’re longing for a wood bathroom floor but, since genuine wood can be damaged by water, it’s not recommended for installation there.

The answer is luxury vinyl; it follows current trends, so you can have the light wood floors of a farmhouse-style kitchen of a classic medium-tone one for the bath.

The same goes for whether you want the colorful and fun pops of color in a retro-style game room or a luxurious spa atmosphere bath with a marble floor.

Thanks to technology this flooring has evolved over the years.  Today, images are taken with 3D photography; the raised grains, swirls, knots and wormholes and veining variations are seen.  Colors are vivid and patterns are bold.

Embossing gives added depth and dimension, with textured appearance such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed.

It can be cut into planks or groutable, square tile-sized pieces.

Is it the same as vinyl sheet?

No.  Luxury vinyl is a newer, more advanced version of vinyl sheet.  While all vinyl is strong, this one is thicker, and with a dense, clear melamine wear layer on top that protects the floor against scratches and scuffs; spills sit at the top just waiting to be wiped off.

Although the standard vinyl sheet is available in an explosion of colors and patterns, luxury has more design options, such as the plank or tile cuts.

Like all vinyl, it is easy to maintain with just a regular sweeping and periodic mopping.  Installation is usually a floating floor technique.  The pieces click together to form a mat that hovers over existing subfloors.

For more information about luxury vinyl flooring, come into the Carpet Giant showroom in Houston, TX, serving Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, The Woodlands and Clear Lake. Ask about both our shop-at-home option and our estimate.