Aside from the aesthetics and affordability, you’re given the gift of time because LVF is such low maintenance. Sweep daily and mop with a manufacturer-approved cleaner weekly. Be sure to avoid wax, shine promoting cleaners; they’ll damage the urethane finish and dull the floor. If you feel you need more shine, seek the advice of flooring experts. You also get:
- Durability. The multi-layered product has a top, clear, strong wear layer that protects against scratches and stains. It’s impossible to wear down the image, and they also help with the waterproofing, keeping spills sitting at the top. Wear layers should measure at least 20-mil. As for the vinyl itself, thicker is always better. Thicker means better sound (no squeaks), more intricate design carvings, and enhanced ability to hide subfloor imperfections. It should be no less than 8-or 9-mm, but you may want to go as high as 10-mm or 12-mm if you want a high quality, authentic hard surface feeling underfoot.
- Fast and uncomplicated Installation. This can be a floating floor, where pieces click together to mat and hover over the subfloor with no nails or glue. Subfloors need to be clean, dry, and level. Sometimes installers will sand subfloors so imperfections don’t show on the surface.
At A-1 Flooring Welland our experienced, highly trained in-house crews will provide a quality, craftsmanlike installation, whether you’re installing luxury vinyl or some other flooring. Our showroom
is in Welland, Ontario, convenient to Welland, ON, Grimsby, ON, Lincoln, ON, Niagara Falls, ON, Pelham, ON, Port Colborne, ON, St. Catharines, ON, Thorold, ON, Fort Erie, ON and Dunnville, ON. Be sure to ask about your free luxury vinyl flooring quote.