Some thoughts about durability and luxury vinyl flooring

Some thoughts about durability and luxury vinyl flooring

Our first thought is that luxury vinyl offers the most outstanding value per decorating dollar. You'll get a high-end style with durability, waterproof capabilities, and more.

Luxury vinyl plank or tile can have a lifespan of 20 years. But, of course, that depends upon quality, installation, and maintenance.

Tell me more about the style

Luxury vinyl has amazingly realistic, nature-inspired images of wood, stone, and tile, all taken with high-definition photography. The floors have depth and dimension.

There are also textured looks, including brushed, hand scraped, and distressed. Another is embossed-in-register (EIR), which refers to little indentations made to match the image's exact image.

The material is cut into strips and mounted on boards for added realism. These planks are used to mimic hardwood floorboards, also called LVP flooring. It is also cut into square, tile-sized pieces.


This is layered, making it five times thicker than the original product. A transparent wear layer between the design layer and the top protective coating.

This protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and dents, making it impossible to "walk off" the image.

Other benefits:

1. Waterproof: Impenetrable to liquid, whether submerged or spilled on.

2. Easy care. Regular sweeping and periodic mopping is all it takes to keep them looking great. Avoid waxy, shine-promoting cleaners; they can damage the finish and dull the plank or LVT.

3. Uncomplicated installation, especially when the floors are installed to float.

Trusted flooring source in the Puget Sound region

For over 40 years, homeowners and businesses have counted on Hillside Floor Covering. Our family-owned company has a strong reputation for a large, quality inventory, superior installations, and customer service.

Whether you're shopping for luxury vinyl flooring or another product, visit us in our Puyallup, WA, location. You'll love seeing such well-recognized brands as Mohawk, Mannington, Dixie Home, US Floors, and more. In addition, we service Tacoma, Sumner, Bonney Lake, and Spanaway.