Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Flooring Guide

Revolutionizing Modern Spaces: The Rise of Luxury Vinyl Flooring in Design

In the realm of architectural and interior design, the evolution of flooring materials has been a quiet yet transformative journey. Among these advancements, Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVF) stands out as a modern, versatile choice, increasingly favored in both residential and commercial spaces. Its growth in popularity reflects a blend of durability, aesthetic appeal, and practicality, making it a compelling choice for architects, interior designers, and building specifiers.

Material Composition and Durability: A Robust Foundation

Luxury Vinyl Flooring comprises several layers, each contributing to its overall resilience and appeal. The wear layer, sitting at the top, offers protection against daily wear and tear, making it ideal for high-traffic areas. Beneath this is the print layer, where diverse designs and patterns come to life. The core layer adds structural stability, while the backing layer ensures a firm grip to the subfloor.

This composition makes LVF exceptionally resistant to scratches, dents, and moisture. The advanced technology behind these layers ensures that the flooring withstands the rigors of heavy use while maintaining its aesthetic value.

Design Flexibility and Aesthetic Appeal: The Creative Edge

LVF offers an impressive range of textures, patterns, and colors, making it a designer’s delight. Its ability to mimic natural materials like wood and stone is particularly noteworthy. This versatility allows architects and designers to integrate LVF into various design themes, from classic to contemporary, without compromising on style or quality.

Environmental Considerations and Sustainability: A Conscious Choice

In the era of environmental consciousness, the impact of flooring materials cannot be overlooked. The production and disposal of LVF have been subjects of scrutiny. However, strides in using recycled materials and eco-friendly manufacturing processes have positioned LVF as a more sustainable option. Certifications from recognized environmental bodies further attest to its eco-friendly attributes.

Installation and Maintenance: Simplifying Processes

One of the standout features of LVF is its ease of installation. Unlike traditional flooring options, LVF can be installed quickly and with minimal disruption, a significant advantage in fast-paced construction environments. Maintenance is equally straightforward, requiring basic cleaning and occasional care, setting it apart from more high-maintenance flooring materials.

Cost-Effectiveness and Market Trends: Balancing Quality and Budget

In terms of cost-effectiveness, LVF strikes an impressive balance between initial investment and long-term value. Its durability and low maintenance requirements make it a cost-efficient choice over its lifecycle. Current market trends indicate a growing preference for LVF, particularly in sectors where both aesthetics and budget are key considerations. This trend is expected to continue, with LVF carving a significant niche in the luxury flooring market.

Real-world Applications: Proving Its Mettle

The practical application of LVF in notable projects underscores its capabilities. Be it in bustling retail spaces, high-end residential complexes, or dynamic office environments, LVF has demonstrated its ability to meet diverse design and functional demands. These case studies provide valuable insights into its adaptability and performance in real-world settings.

Conclusion: Embracing the Future of Flooring

For architects, interior designers, and building specifiers, Luxury Vinyl Flooring offers a blend of durability, design versatility, and practicality. Its evolution reflects a deep understanding of modern design needs and challenges. As the industry continues to innovate, LVF stands as a testament to how modern materials can redefine spaces, balancing aesthetic desires with practical realities. Embracing LVF in future projects isn’t just about choosing a flooring material; it’s about adopting innovative solutions that meet the evolving demands of contemporary design.



Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Top 4 Types of Luxury Vinyl Flooring


Luxury Vinyl Tile

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Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury Vinyl Tile comes in a variety of lengths and widths. Therefore, it’s better suited for imitating materials like stone, granite, and concrete. LVT can float, peel-and-stick, be glued down, or snap together for easy installation.

See our collection luxury vinyl tile brands like Johnsonite® Commerical Flooring, Mannington Adura® Flooring, Congoleum® DuraCeramic, ArmstrongFlooring™ Luxury Vinyl, Shaw Resilient Vinyl Flooring, and more... Click below to see our whole selection of luxury vinyl tile brands!

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Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

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Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank can mimic the look of traditional hardwood floors. They can float, be glued down, or snap together. LVP can also be smooth or textured to mimic different types of materials.

See our collection luxury vinyl plank flooring brands like Johnsonite® Commerical Flooring, Mannington Adura® Flooring, ArmstrongFlooring™ Luxury Vinyl, Shaw Resilient Vinyl Flooring, Flexco® Resilient Floors, and more... Click below to see our whole selection of luxury vinyl plank flooring brands!

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Luxury Vinyl Sheet Flooring

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Luxury Vinyl Sheet Flooring

Luxury vinyl sheet flooring is a durable and easy to care for flooring option. Vinyl sheet flooring is naturally waterproof and resistant to mold and mildew, making it the perfect floor for any room. Vinyl sheets are available in many sizes and styles.

See our collection luxury vinyl sheet flooring brands like Mannington Adura® Flooring, Congoleum Luxury Vinyl Flooring, Moduleo Luxury Vinyl Flooring, and more... Click below to see our whole selection of luxury vinyl sheet flooring brands!

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Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl

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Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl

Rigid Core is 100% waterproof, comfortable underfoot, and easy to maintain. Rigid core is an engineered product with a rigid construction for added stability. Its tongue and groove system and floating installation make it perfect for DIY projects.

See our collection rigid core luxury vinyl brands like COREtec Plus Luxury Vinyl Tile, Armstrong Rigid Core , Milliken Luxury Vinyl Tile, MSI Luxury Vinyl Flooring, Eagle Creek Floors Luxury Vinyl, and more... Click below to see our whole selection of rigid core luxury vinyl brands!

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Featured Brands

The Best 10 Luxury Vinyl Flooring Brands


Mannington Adura® Flooring
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Mannington Adura® Flooring

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Adura is the next generation of luxury vinyl, and the fastest growing category in the flooring business. Why? Adura provides the look and elegance of wood, tile, or stone without the worry! Available in a variety of shapes, sizes, textures, and installation options, Adura delivers award-winning fashion to your home. With proprietary technology, Adura is engineered to look and feel like the real thing, easy to maintain, and is backed up by a limited lifetime residential/6 year light commercial warranty. Learn More

Karndean Luxury Vinyl Flooring
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Karndean Luxury Vinyl Flooring

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Karndean has a heritage of hand selecting the raw materials that inspire our products. Designflooring provides you with realistic wood and stone effects but with none of the practical drawbacks of the materials that inspired them. Learn More

Congoleum Luxury Vinyl Flooring
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Congoleum Luxury Vinyl Flooring

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Congoleum has been, and still is, the resilient flooring expert since 1886. Over the decades Congoleum has honed and perfected our expertise surrounding resilient flooring. Learn More

Armstrong Luxury Vinyl Flooring
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Armstrong Luxury Vinyl Flooring

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We created these stunning wood and stone styles with high attention to every detail — for a level of realism that is unmatched by most traditional luxury vinyl flooring. And with a waterproof structure and enhanced options for scratch and stain resistance, these true-to-life looks are built to last. Learn More

Nova Luxury Vinyl Flooring
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Nova Luxury Vinyl Flooring

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Novalis matches concrete looks and wood-style plank accents to classic ornamental patterns to create an exciting contemporary statement. Abberly™ is designed and engineered for the demands of Main Street restaurants and retail settings with easy maintenance and lasting good looks. Learn More

Tarkett Luxury Vinyl Flooring
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Tarkett Luxury Vinyl Flooring

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Luxury vinyl planks and tiles offer complete design freedom with endless layout possibilities across a broad range of patterns, colorways, quality levels and installation formats. LVT withstands heavy traffic and is easy to maintain with extra resistance to scuffs, scratches and stains. For any segment, for any space, luxury planks and tiles is an optimized, inspired solution. Learn More

AmericanBiltrite UltraCeramic
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AmericanBiltrite UltraCeramic

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UltraCeramic is a floor covering engineered to provide a better alternative to ceramic or stone. More durable and crack resistant than ceramic or stone and more forgiving when everyday articles fall on the floor. Learn More

LW Mountain Luxury Vinyl Plank

LW Mountain Luxury Vinyl Plank

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LW Mountain products are sold through retail and wholesale flooring and home improvement dealers throughout the country. We ship to all of United States and Canada. Learn More

Southwind LVT/LVP
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Southwind LVT/LVP

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Southwind only uses 100% virgin vinyl in their Luxury Vinyl products for superior durability and stability. Available in two installation methods, glue down or loose lay, there’s something to offer for every application. Learn More
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Milliken Luxury Vinyl Tile
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Milliken Luxury Vinyl Tile

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From natural looks of wood and stone to more modern textures and abstracts, Milliken’s collection of Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring creates new options for a commercial or hospitality interior. Learn More

Luxury Vinyl Flooring Videos

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Twelve Oaks - Surwood and SolidCore Vinyl Flooring
Twelve Oaks - Surwood and SolidCore Vinyl Flooring

Prime Waterproof Flooring - Luxury Vinyl Plank
Prime Waterproof Flooring featuring the Aqua Shield Core, making this floor dimensionally stable, and entirely waterproof top to bottom. Patented 5G Locking system allows installation in a fraction of the time, and does not require the use of a hammer or tapping block.

Paradigm Waterproof Flooring - What is it? How it's made? Care/Maintenance
Paradigm Waterproof Flooring - What is it? How it's made? Care/Maintenance

How to Install Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring
This is how you install any type of XL Flooring Product, if you would like to get more in depth instructions, please visit: www.xlflooring.ca/resources

Fuzion Flooring at Surfaces 2017
Fuzion Flooring at Surfaces 2017

Forbo Flooring Systems Allura - LVT How It's Made
In this video we take you to our Luxury Vinyl Tiles factory in Coevorden in The Netherlands. We show you how we make our Allura LVT products and why they have such a high quality. Are you looking for the aesthetics of natural wood or stone floors with the advantages of strong & comfortable vinyl? Explore our new Allura LVT collection. Warm underfoot, sound absorbing, easy installation & maintenance. There is no other LVT in the market today that can match Allura in terms of design, technology and sustainability. We offer fully adhered, click and loose lay (tackified) formats.

Hallmark Floors Videos
Hallmark Floors Videos. We are a manufacturer of beautiful, quality floors. Perfect for any life style.

We Are LVT
We Are LVT

Install Quick-Step vinyl flooring on your walls
Did you know? Quick-Step’s Glue+ vinyl floors can also be installed on your walls. This means that you can tie a room together using one preferred pattern or design, even in the shower.

Amtico at Clerkenwell Design Week 2018
Amtico returned to Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 for the 3rd time, showcasing our latest collections of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) and commercial carpet, while also debuting an exclusive ‘pop-up’ design studio with our design team.

Looking For A Waterproof Scratch Resistant Wood Floor? Introducing RevWood Plus
RevWood Plus provides the look of wood with the toughness of revolutionary laminate floor. RevWood Plus is built to withstand the traffic and trials of your home. Waterproof wood floor that is also scratch, dent and stain resistant, that is RevWood Plus. Coming to a retailer near you this spring! Transcript: This is where life happens, on me the floor. It's not easy to look this good with a job like mine. I'm the floor, that means people literally walk all over me all day all over the place. I'm okay with it. because I'm made of RevWood for Mohawk and as the name would imply I'm kind of revolutionary. I combine the beauty of solid wood with the performance of laminate. That means I'm waterproof, I'm stain resistant and I'm scratch resistant all at an affordable price without the compromise. All this bragging may sound like I have a big ego, but really I don't. I'm the floor after all, there's always something to come along and keep me humble. Hey there Sparky, that's my good boy. RevWood by Mohawk, the beauty you love. The performance you need.

Official FreeFit Flooring: How to install FreeFit loose lay vinyl plank floors
FreeFit offers a wide selection of beautifully designed commercial and residential flooring choices. All FreeFit Floors are made with non-toxic ingredients and are environmentally friendly. All FreeFit products are made in the US with 100% Non-Toxic Virgin Materials, are completely water proof, designed with simplicity in mind from install to maintenance, and are backed by our renowned warranty. To learn more visit www.freefitfloors.com

Premium Click Vinyl : heat resistant & water proof flooring
Lugano is a 100% waterproof rigid LVT and as such perfect for the installation in all rooms including wet areas such as kitchen and bathroom. Moreover this new generation vinyl floors can even be installed in rooms with direct sunlight and veranda’s. An effortless installation can be guaranteed thanks to a performant click system.

Installing COREtec Plus using Angle/Tap Profile
For a written version of the installation instruction and recommendations, please visit: http://www.usfloorsllc.com/wp-content... Shows how to install USFloors' patent-pending COREtec Plus and COREtec Plus XL with the angle/tap glueless installation method.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring: Upscale Luxury at Affordable Prices
Mohawk's luxury vinyl flooring, or LVF, is more than just the latest in flooring fashion - it's also one of the most affordable! Bring upscale design options to your home at an exceptional price-point.

COREtec Install of Products
COREtec Install of Products

We Are Moduleo
Moduleo® is the next generation of luxury flooring, combining the look, feel and durability of real, natural materials, with the straightforward installation and maintenance associated with vinyl flooring. We are bold. We are beautiful. We are different.

Maya's Story
Meet Maya. A freelance journalist, blogger and busy mum, Maya takes us through her inspired 1970s house and her journey to picking a Karndean floor. Along the way, Maya introduces us to her beautiful family and explains why Karndean was the perfect fit for her home - ticking boxes for comfort, durability and easy maintenance.

Triversa Installation
How to install Triversa and Triversa ID by Congoleum.

Floorte installation
Our Newest video of the Floorte' Installation processes.

How to Install ADURA®Max Vinyl Plank Floors
This video demonstrates how to install Mannington ADURA®Max LVP WPC flooring. Mannington strongly recommends using trained, professional installers for the best long-term performance of any of our flooring products. Anyone installing Mannington products is urged to follow all directions and advice in the Installation Guidelines. We have based all our instructions on industry-accepted recommendations as well as results gained from regular field-testing. Always follow all safety guidelines when installing any flooring product, to protect yourself and others. ADURA®Max is available in today’s most popular decors and features our innovative HydroLoc™ waterproof core—making it the perfect choice for your most challenging rooms. Planks can be installed quickly on all grade levels and over most existing floors and subfloors. The result is a beautiful, durable, quiet and comfortable floor that can be enjoyed right away. Featuring our patented ScratchResist™ with aluminum oxide surface protection, ADURA®Max can stand up to the most active households and offers the industry’s best wear, scratch and stain resistance. - All-in-one flooring system - Maximum performance - Dampens sounds by 30% - Comfort underfoot - Easy to install - ScratchResist™ premium scratch resistant surface protector Learn more and see the full selection of ADURA®Max floors at http://www.Mannington.com/Residential...

Alterna Installation Comparison
Alterna® Engineered Tile provides a faster, easier, and cleaner installation when compared to Porcelain, Stone, and Ceramic tiles.

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Wood-Look Vinyl Flooring
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