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Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Vinyl Plank Flooring - The Beauty and Practicality of Modern Flooring

Luxury Vinyl PlankThose who “want it all” will love the latest advancements in vinyl plank flooring. Merging the beauty of the finest hardwood flooring types, with the reliability and ease-of-installation of vinyl, vinyl plank flooring is a match made in heaven for the 21st century consumer, who wants a low-maintenance solution to flooring without sacrificing beauty.

Vinyl plank flooring is easy to install, inexpensive, and is manufactured to come in standard wood floor plank sizes. As a result, any space installed with vinyl plank flooring will benefit from the beauty of wood, without dealing with the many drawbacks (including high maintenance and initial costs).

Waterproof Wood?

Luxury Vinyl PlankFor centuries, hardwood flooring has been used to enhance the look of homes, businesses and public spaces. However, one thing has always interfered with our love of wood flooring: wood is just not meant to be placed in moisture-rich places, such as kitchens, bathrooms, or outdoors.

But wood’s arch nemesis - water - is nothing more than a passing thought to vinyl plank flooring, which is 100% waterproof. Cleaning up a spill is as easy as mopping up the floor and going about your day without concern of warping or long-term water damage.

Resilience that could handle rush hour traffic

Luxury Vinyl PlankHardwood gets an A-grade for its warmth and thickness. However, generally speaking, vinyl plank flooring is a lot more resilient and tougher than hardwood. In fact, it can handle the amount of traffic seen in the busiest of public and commercial spaces such as hotel lobbies and hospitals.

While hardwood is revered for its knack of adding value to your home, it also wears down and ages faster than vinyl plank flooring. Vinyl flooring handles the traffic like a champ, and keeps its form for many years. It’s abrasion/fade/moisture resistant, making it one of the toughest floors in its class.

Ease of Install of Vinyl Plank Flooring

Luxury Vinyl PlankFew people have to be reminded how challenging it can be to install hardwood. But vinyl plank flooring could just about be the easiest install you’ve ever encountered. This is particularly the case if you install a click-together floating vinyl plank floor, which is as easy to install as a laminate floor.

The many shades and sides to vinyl plank flooring

Luxury Vinyl PlankToday’s technology allows for the finest in surface printing, making it nearly impossible for the untrained eye (that’d be most of us) to discern between vinyl plank flooring and hardwood flooring. And we don’t mean just basic, straightforward shades of hardwood. From rustic and hand-scraped, to more polished and elegant choices, there is literally no limit to the type of flooring you can get from a vinyl plank.


StonePeakMetroflor, for example, features a Hybrid Plus distressed uniloc vinyl plank that captures the natural grains and imperfections of wood, only on vinyl. African Ebony celebrates the dark side of wood and is ideal for a genuine rustic look, while the brighter Muhuhu incorporates a more elegant side to the natural beauty of wood. Metroflor also features many other lines of vinyl plank flooring, including Handstained Maple, Express Plank Country, Rustic Burlington Plan, among many others.

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StonePeakKonecto’s line of vinyl plank flooring honors the many sides of hardwood. Each line features an array of shades that is sure to meet the needs of your project. Oasis, alone, features 9 of the richest wood patterns on the market, including Cherryfield Imbuya, Espresso Lapacho, and the captivating Lunar Gray Rosewood. Other lines in the Konecto vinyl plank flooring family include Elements, Legacy, Prestige, Patina, and Sierra.

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StonePeakAmong the styles of vinyl plank flooring manufactured by Earth Werks is its Bamboo Planks line. Bamboo flooring is among the most popular styles of flooring today, yet it’s also expensive. Earth Werks has made it possible for consumers of all budgets to enjoy the rare beauty of bamboo with its bamboo planks line, which features varying shades of natural as well as stained wood. Earth Werks’ other lines include Soledo Plank, Wood Antique Plank and Dakota Plank, among others.

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The best of both worlds

The very existence of vinyl plank flooring is rooted heavily in the idea of “the best of both worlds.” No one can argue the timeless beauty of wood flooring. Yet as technology progresses, and our demand for versatility and practicality increases, the only way wood flooring can keep up is by adapting. By capturing the beauty of wood, within the quality of vinyl, you can finally have the wood look regardless of budget or location of install.

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