Luxury vinyl flooring in Santa Ana, CA from Avalon Wood Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring construction 101

Whatever flooring you decide on, you'll want something that looks great and performs well for a long time. If it's budget-friendly, well, all the better.

All vinyl is affordable, stylish, and highly functional. Vinyl comes in sheet rolls, composite tiles, or the latest version, luxury vinyl flooring. Wood, stone, and tile mimics are cut into planks or square, tile-sized pieces. Read on to learn more about the construction of luxury vinyl flooring.

Multi-layered construction

Luxury vinyl flooring is multi-layered. It includes a backing, core, printed design sheet, wear layer, and a top clear urethane finish.

The layer makes it five times thicker than the original version. It also gives the product more stability and flexibility.

It should be mentioned here that luxury vinyl is waterproof. It can be submerged or spilled on without consequence.

About the wear layer

Wear layers are vital in resisting wear. Positioned between the printed design sheet and the top finish, the wear layer protects the vinyl plank flooring from scratches, scuffs, and dents.

The wear layer makes it impossible to "walk off" the image. It also helps with waterproofing, as it keeps spills from absorbing.
When it comes to the wear layer, the thicker, the better, a thick one offers higher levels of durability and more design options.

The core of the matter

The traditional vinyl core is made up of PVC, a waterproof material. As a result, there is no immediate urgency to wipe spills.

If you want the ultimate moisture resistance, swap it out with a WPC (wood plastic composite) or SPC (stone plastic composite) core when considering LVP flooring.

The cores won't peel or ripple, no matter how much water there is. It also doesn't matter how long it's been there.

You can either swap out the cores or choose waterproof flooring. This is an engineered version that is thicker and more durable.
You have choices!

LVP flooring experts in Santa Ana

At Avalon Wood Flooring, we want to show you how creative you can be with luxury vinyl flooring. For over 60 years, we've been helping people transform their homes.

Visit our showroom in Santa Ana, CA. We carry top brands like Tarkett, Mannington, DuChateau, etc. We service Santa Ana, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Corona del Mar, CA.