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Luxury vinyl is a versatile flooring choice

Luxury vinyl flooring has it all: versatility, durability, and convenience. This easy to clean pet- and child-friendly flooring is suitable for all areas of the home. You can find a large assortment of luxury vinyl styles at Glamour Flooring. We’ve been serving the Houston area since 2008. We offer residential and commercial flooring and more at our showroom in Katy, Texas.

Vinyl tile and plank floors

Luxury vinyl flooring is available in planks (LVP), and tiles (LVT). This 4-layer synthetic flooring has a backing, core, image, and wear layer. The high tech images on planks realistically imitate popular hardwood species while tiles have hardwood, stone, or ceramic looks. Durability is dependent on the wear layer's ability to protect the image, so thicker is better. Look for a brand that has a 20+ mil wear layer. The best brands often offer a coating on top of the wear layer for even more protection against stains, scuffs, and scratches.

Flooring core materials

While some brands have a unique and innovative core material, most waterproof LVP and LVT have an SPC or a WPC core. A stone plastic composite core contains limestone, while a wood-plastic composite core is composed of wood byproducts. SPC and WPC floor coverings do not change structurally when they are wet, even for extended periods. This rigid core luxury vinyl flooring feels similar underfoot to the natural flooring materials it imitates. However, a WPC core contains a foaming agent, so the flooring is softer than almost indestructible SPC flooring.

Your source for LVF Installation in Katy

Most vinyl plank flooring is installed as a floating floor. Planks click and lock together, so the floor needs no attachment to the subfloor. Padding that is specially designed for use with luxury vinyl is placed under the flooring. This padding smooths out minor imperfections in the subfloor and muffles the sound of footsteps. Some LVT flooring brands click and lock together while others are designed for glue-down installation. Loose lay planks and tiles are also available. This flooring, which uses friction to attach to the subfloor, is best for smaller rooms.

Glamour Flooring serves communities in the Houston, Texas, area, including Katy, TX, Brookshire, TX, Cinco Ranch, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Flooring installation is just one of the many home improvement services that we offer. You can begin your luxury vinyl flooring upgrade by coming to one of our home improvement shows or visiting our showroom in Katy.