Four basic luxury vinyl flooring facts

Four basic luxury vinyl flooring facts

A sophisticated look, choice of installation method, great functionality, and abundant design options are the characteristics that put luxury vinyl flooring on homeowners' 'must have' list.

High-quality tile and vinyl plank flooring in the trendiest styles are what you'll find when you walk through the doors of the Carpet Mill Outlet showroom in Portland, OR.

Multiple layer makeup

Each layer of luxury vinyl floors has a specific function, and since the layers work so well together, the best brands last 25 years or more.

The transparent wear layer protects the image layer, and the backing layer protects the core layer that makes up the bulk of the plank or tile.

Wear layer

Since the wear layer determines the durability of luxury vinyl tile and vinyl plank flooring, it's wise to check the manufacturer's specifications for its thickness.

LVT and LVP flooring, including a surface layer at least 20-mil thick, will wear well in a high-traffic area.

Image layer

The high-tech image layer displays a colorful patterned design or the look of another flooring material.

Hardwood and stones like granite, marble, and slate are the most popular, but there are other choices, like concrete and ceramic. Textured brands feel like the materials they mimic.

Core layer

Top-quality luxury vinyl flooring has a waterproof core layer, so minor basement flooding or a faulty dishwasher will not cause the floor to warp or buckle.

This 100-percent waterproof floor covering has a wood plastic composite (WPC) or a stone plastic composite (SPC) core.

Visit us for the best luxury vinyl flooring in Portland, OR

Carpet Mill Outlet installs luxury vinyl flooring in Portland, OR, and other areas, including Oregon City, Milwaukie, Beaverton, and Lake Oswego. We offer same-day appointments, in-home estimates, design consultations, and more.

Shop for luxury vinyl flooring at our showroom in Portland, OR, or contact us to learn more about our shop-at-home service.