what is luxury vinyl - westchester NYLuxury Vinyl Plank Flooring – a great option when you need a waterproof floor for your home in Westchester

Vinyl has really come a long way. It’s not just the sheet vinyl or those peel & stick tiles. The fastest growing segment is luxury vinyl which I know sounds like it’s an oxymoron or a contradiction.

Luxury vinyl comes in individual planks that look like hardwood, or in tiles and grout strips for tile look. The individual pieces look and feel real – they have graining and texture variation that make it look like real hardwood, and the grooves at the edges give it real definition…in fact, so much so, that it fools many of the experts. I’ve had samples in my office that people in the biz did double takes on after I’ve pointed it out – they never would have known it wasn’t real if I hadn’t said anything.

Luxury vinyl tile for kitchen - Westchester NYLuxury vinyl is a great option if you need something WATERPROOF. It can be great for basements or kitchens or commercial establishments with heavy traffic. It super easy to clean and you don’t need to worry about anyone tracking in water or snow and ruining it.

Unlike laminate, which sounds tinny and fake when you walk on it, luxury vinyl is glued down, so it’s is secured to the floor and feels real.  It’s a great option for your home in Westchester NY.

Now, as the name implies, it is luxury, so it significantly more expensive than the sheet vinyl…and well worth it.


Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring – a great option when you need a waterproof floor


9 Response Comments

  • Kristine Ginsberg  March 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Debbie – Prior to reading your post I didn’t know anything about Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring. This product is the answer to anyone with a basement with moisture and/or flood issues. So glad I came across this article and will pass this information along to everyone I know!

    • TheFlooringGirl  March 31, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      Kristine – Yes, luxury vinyl is perfect for so many basements.

  • dana  May 25, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Do you think luxury vinyl would work in bathrooms too or is that much moisture for them to handle?

    If I got vinyl, I’m thinking I would use it throughout the whole space, including the bathroom space where the sinks and faucets open up to the rest of the bedroom.

    And, do you have any recommendations for the most realistic looking vinyl planks that look like wood?

    You mentioned that vinyl can be look and sound more like wood than laminate because its glued down. But, if I’m installing one of those click and lock vinyl planks, then it’ll be easier to spot it as fake? I’d prefer not gluing down the vinyl to make it easier to replace and repair.

  • Diane  January 3, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I have engineered hardwood in all rooms except kitchen bath and utility. I have an open floorplan where kitchen butts up to greatroom. I have ceramic tile in kitchen that has hair line cracks no structural problems. I would like to put the best LVT I can get in kitchen, utility and utility bath OVER the ceramic tile. Don’t want the mess to remove. What is your opinion and what LVT would you suggest. My wood floor is Red Oak Natural. Need help please.

    • TheFlooringGirl  January 4, 2016 at 10:36 am

      I would probably use Coretec Plux (or Coretec Plus XL pending on the color you prefer) from US floors.
      I’m hoping this link will work. You can buy (or explore) w/ below link.
      Coretec Plus from US Floors for clickable luxury vinyl…Use the original Coretec Plus or the upgraded Coretec Plus XL. Avoid the inferior Coretec One which does not have a cork backing


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