What is LVP flooring?

The term LVP opens as a luxury vinyl plank. The LVP flooring is nowadays the most popular alternative to the hardwood flooring.

Generally vinyl is an accidental invention of a German scientist Eugen Baumann, who came up with this in the 1930s while doing some experiments with a particular gas, vinyl chloride. Another discovery by an American chemist Waldo Semon followed, which enabled the use of the PVC, the vinyl chloride. The formula he brought about allowed the production of today’s vinyl.

LVP flooring

The vinyl started to be employed from the years of the Second World War as a material for wiring, since it was sturdy, resilient and affordable.

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring consists of separate pieces of vinyl that are sealed to one another to simulate one total look, resembling actual hardwood planks. Luxury vinyl is usually glued directly to the plywood or to the subfloor, for it is very thin, and there is no need for cushioning. However, if the sub-floor has some imperfections, they easily reflect on the vinyl. Therefore for the absolute perfect vinyl flooring, the smoothness of the sub-floor is also essential.

There’s yet a way to install the vinyl without glue, saying manually, it is called floating installation. But in this case the flooring is not very durable and can exfoliate in the matter of time. And again the sub-floor plays its crucial role here, for providing it is unsmooth, the vinyl tiles will not line up with one another. 

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring has plentiful advantages to make it the best choice for the flooring.

Firstly, LVP flooring looks exactly like real wood and when touching, it feels like a hardwood too. And what is more, it is far more affordable than the traditional material and eco-friendly.

Another relevant aspect is that Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring is waterproof; they preserve their original look and surface in case of some water spills.  The planks are also slip-resistant, and they are very suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, or offices that have many visitors within the day.


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