True LVF is five times thicker than the original version and should be at least 8-mm thick, but you can go as high as 12-mm. It has at least four layers and, at the top, is a transparent, robust, melamine wear layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs with a urethane finish that makes the product even stronger. In addition, LVF is made from entirely waterproof materials, so it can be either submerged, such as in an appliance flood, or spilled on without damage.
In addition, all this flooring needs is regular sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Avoid waxy, shine-promoting ones, as they can damage the urethane finish and dull the floor. If you feel you need more shine, seek the advice of your flooring professional.
Installation can also be fast and easy, especially when it's a floating floor where the pieces click together and mat and then hover over the subfloor without nails or glue. Subfloors need only be clean, dry, and level. While it can also be installed with the glue-down method, please remember that subfloors must be adequately prepared so imperfections don't telegraph to the surface.
Only your imagination limits you; even the tile mimics can be mixed and matched to create unique designs. Come into the JA Worldwide Design showroom
in Norcross, GA, for inspiration and a free luxury vinyl flooring quote. We work with homeowners and businesses around serving areas around Norcross, GA, Chamblee, GA, Duluth, GA, Dunwoody, GA, Atlanta, GA and Brookhaven, GA.