Vinyl | Style

Vinyl floors and Luxury Vinyl Tile or Plank (LVT/LVP) have advanced considerably over the years. Vinyl floors can resemble ceramic, natural stone, slate, and wood, with great precision, even mimicking texture and pattern.

There are so many options in vinyl flooring today, even the most experienced shopper can be intimidated by the number of vinyl choices, patterns, colors, textures and price points. Knowing the basic types can provide you with a firm foundation upon which to begin your vinyl flooring shopping journey.

Why Choose Vinyl:

  • Can be installed through the house, and is commonly placed in the kitchen, bath or laundry room areas
  • Practical, functional and fashionable
  • Great for active households as it is a scratch resistant flooring option
  • Known to be cushiony and warm underfoot
  • Easier to install, remove, and replace than a grouted ceramic tile, natural stone, or hardwood floor
  • Vinyl can save you time and money if and when replacement is due

Grades

  • As with most flooring options, you get what you pay for with Vinyl
  • Versatile patterns, colors and textures are often more expensive vinyl flooring options
  • Premium Wear Layers
    • Superior resistance to stains, scuffs and scratches
    • Enhanced with aluminum oxide providing resistance to scratching
    • Better Wear Layers can make your vinyl floor easier to clean

Color, Patterns, and Design

  • Consider the size of the room when choosing the optimal size of the pattern
  • Smaller pattern works well in small areas or in rooms where the pattern will be visually interrupted with pieces of furniture
  • Larger patterns may visually expand the look of a room
  • Lighter color vinyl floors make a smaller room appear larger
  • Darker color vinyl floors will absorb the light for a more intimate setting

Installation Design

  • Similarly to hardwood flooring and tile, there are several options for custom installation designs.
  • Consider using different sized tiles
  • With wood-look Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP), popular custom design styles include running on the diagonal and herringbone

Multi-Sized Tiles

Multi-Sized Tile

Running on the Diagonal

Running on the Diagonal

Herringbone

Herringbone

Other Considerations

  • Consider any printed fabric on your furniture or wallpaper in the room
    • If fabric or wallpaper is a large-scale print, use smaller patterns for the floor
    • Inversely, with small-scale pattern in the fabric or wallpaper, use a larger pattern for the floor

      ▪ Similarly to hardwood floors, there are several options for installation patterns.

  • Consider selection of gloss levels to suit your needs
    • The lower the gloss level, the more forgiving your floor will be
  • Similarly to hardwood floors, there are several options for installation patterns.