Do you like the consistency of having hardwood/laminate through your home, but are constantly having it damaged by water in your kitchen or bathroom? Love how your tile performs but hate how cold it is on your feet? Time for an update on that old lino? Try vinyl plank!
Vinyl plank is a durable, low-maintenance and waterproof flooring alternative. It can replicate either wood or tile, and comes in plank and tile options. There are 3 primary types of vinyl plank: click, glue down and loose lay.
Click vinyl plank, which is similar to laminate in its construction, has a PVC and/or plastic core making it flexible and waterproof. The tongue and groove makes it easy to install and its flexibility usually leaves little prep work to be done.
Glue down vinyl plank is a product that has become very popular in commercial spaces, such as restaurants and retailers, but is also gaining traction in the residential market. Although usually thinner of the three, its PVC core and full spread glue down application makes for a durable and long lasting product regardless the setting.
Finally, loose lay vinyl plank is a product you can install just by laying it on the floor. Similar to the glue down in its composition, loose lay vinyl plank is usually thicker and has a different backing to help it better bond with the subfloor. With only a perimeter glue recommended and the ability to install over most existing floors this product makes installation a breeze!