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Why you’ll change your mind about luxury vinyl flooring

Remember when it first came out decades ago? Vinyl was a flooring that was both economical and functional. Now, thanks to modern technology, it’s becoming an affordable luxury with stylish designs and vibrant colors.

Carpet Warehouse opened for business in 1944, and we are a big luxury vinyl retailer.

Our fully stocked inventory includes many realistic wood, tile and stone looks, in a variety of species, colors and designs. The most common stones are marble, slate, travertine, quartz or limestone and you’ll find tile looks in a wide array of colors and patterns.

Explore our luxury vinyl flooring store, which is right in our facility.

Our showroom is in Broomall, PA and we service Broomall, Springfield, Drexel Hill, Havertown, New Town Square, Media, Swarthmore, Ardmore, West Chester, Bryn Mawr, and Narberth.

Contact us for a free estimate.

What it is

The flooring is made up of many layers, including an underlayment, core (usually PVC) and an image layer of wood, tile or stone. A hard clear wear layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs, and keeps it completely waterproof.

On top is a clear wear layer that makes luxury vinyl scratch-resistant, waterproof and highly durable.

From a design point of view, the biggest advancement is in the image later. The photos are taken with high definition photography, so everything is clear and accurate. For instance, if you’re going for the wood-look, expect to see raised grains, knots, and swirls. Add texturing, another technological advance, and the floor will have a wire-brushed, hand-scraped or distressed look.

It comes in sheet-form, but can also be cut into strips, placed on boards to mimic planks and that will give it more realism.

You can do that with tile or stone, too. Cut into tile-sized pieces, they feature veining and color variation and bold patterns that can be mixed and matched to create a unique statement.

Let’s talk function

  • Easy to maintain. Sweep daily and run a mop on it once a week.
  • Kid and pet-friendly. It’s not fazed by pull toys, markers, crayons, lipstick, etc. You can stop worrying about toppled water dishes.
  • Simple to install. It can be installed over existing flooring, so no need to pull up the old first, which can add dollars to the installation cost.
  • Comfortable. While all vinyl is soft and pliable, luxury comes with an underlayment that provides extra cushioning.