Friday, December 28, 2018

Is Click Vinyl Flooring the Same as LVP?


Luxury vinyl flooring comes in planks or tiles, referred to as luxury vinyl plank (LVP) or luxury vinyl tile (LVT).  Vinyl is a synthetically manufacturing flooring product which is available in products which install with glued down methods, loose fit versions or interlocking, click into place installations.  Laminate flooring planks are also available with click into place, interlocking planks although the material of flooring varies from laminate to luxury vinyl.

LVP is a very popular choice for flooring, providing many benefits for flooring installations in nearly any environment or room.  LVP is manufactured with advanced technologies available today, providing planks that look so much like real hardwood it’s very difficult to tell the difference. Both LVP and LVT provide many benefits to consumers in commercial and residential flooring installations. 

Benefits of LVP Click Vinyl Flooring

There are many benefits of modern LVP click into place, vinyl flooring which provide added value to consumers. 

Appearance and Style – LVP provides a beautifully elegant, high end flooring appearance in a wide selection of styles.  LVP comes in varying colors and shades, with even specific wood species looks available such as Oak, Walnut or Cherry.

Durability – LVP is made with layers of high quality materials which provide resilience with a little more give than real hardwood, alleviating leg strain and pain when standing for extended periods.  These well designed layers may also provide water resistance. The decorative printed layer provides a wide selection in color and design, with a top urethane layer protecting your floor from scratches and dents.  

Affordability – LVP is more affordable than real hardwood or stone, and with easy click into place installations, it’s also easier and more affordable to install. 

Simple maintenance – LVP flooring offers many benefits including worry free maintenance. Real hardwood requires vigilant upkeep to prevent scratches and stains, buffing and reapplying a polyurethane coating.  LVP offers durable flooring which maintains its beautiful look with simple cleaning and maintenance. 

If you’re looking for beautiful yet durable flooring, which resembles high end hardwood but is more affordable and easier to maintain, then LVP may be the right choice for you.

Great Western Flooring Offers LVP Click Vinyl Flooring

Great Western Flooring is a leading flooring and tile company serving the Chicago area for over 35 years.  We offer free design consultations and a wide selection of flooring and tile materials, manufactured from the best known names in flooring products.  We provide experienced and professional installations to realize the most value from your investment.

Great Western Flooring offers quality products, professional installation and free design consultations.  We help to improve the look, feel and value of your flooring installation with a wide selection of quality products.  Contact us today to learn more about click into place LVP flooring and how to realize the most value for your flooring installation.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

How is Laminate Flooring Made?


There have been significant advancements in flooring manufacturing technology, with the best names in flooring manufacturers embracing new methods to produce high quality flooring with outstanding performance. Laminate flooring is made to realistically replicate real hardwood or stone tile, with quality materials which provide improved performance.  Laminate can be manufactured to offer spill proof and water resistance properties, although typically not completely waterproof like some materials such as wood plastic composite flooring (WPC).  

With advanced manufacturing methods and quality materials, however, laminate flooring can be installed in nearly any room.  

Laminate Flooring is Made to Look Like Real Wood with Less Upkeep

Laminate is available in a wide selection of real wood replicas, including Hickory, Chestnut, Elm, cherry, Acacia, Maple, Pine, Oak, Walnut and many others. If you desire the look of real hardwood or stone tile, but don’t want the expense, difficult installation, and time consuming upkeep required to prevent scratches and dents, then laminate flooring might be the best choice for you. Enjoy the stylish beauty of the real wood look with the added protection and durability of laminate flooring. 

Laminate flooring material is available in all these various styles in nearly any shade or color imaginable, including light, gray, medium and dark tones.  Choices in the finish are also available such as traditional hardwood looks, distressed wood and hand scraped, for example.  The lighter, gray tones provide and airy, open feeling while medium wood tones accentuate furnishings and home d├ęcor.  Darker tones may work well in foyers, entryways and hallways, with a classy and elegant tone.

Great Western Flooring Offers High Quality Laminate Flooring

Great Western Flooring offers laminate flooring made from the best names in flooring manufacturing, such as Shaw and Mohawk.  We are familiar with the varying types of laminate flooring and offer free design consultations to help you decide which type and style would work best in your installation.  For more information on what to expect with quality manufactured laminate flooring, let the flooring experts at Great Western help you evaluate your options to make the best purchasing decision which adds the greatest value to your home or office.

Great Western Flooring Company is recognized as a leader in tile and flooring installations, pleasing commercial and residential customers for over 35 years.  We offer experienced design and flooring technicians in all types of tile and flooring installations.  Contact us today to learn more about our high quality products and service, and for answers to all your questions regarding laminate flooring.

Friday, December 14, 2018

What is Considered Resilient Flooring?


Resilient flooring is simply that, flooring which provides some resiliency, or a little bounce back effect combined with firmness.  Resilient flooring is not as firm as real hardwood or stone and is not soft like carpet but provides more of a middle ground with firm, durable flooring combined with a subtle cushioned feeling.  Resilient flooring can be strong, sturdy and even more durable than hardwood, yet you’ll notice the difference if you stand on your feet all day.  You’ll notice less leg pain, tiredness, leg cramps and fatigue which can occur when standing on those firmer surfaces for extended periods of time. 

Comfortable, Durable and Resilient Flooring

Technological advances utilized by flooring manufacturers today have created resilient flooring which withstands heavy traffic in durable, yet comfortable flooring surfaces. Manufactured flooring is available which provides such a realistic looking replica of real hardwood or stone it’s nearly impossible to tell the difference. The biggest differences come from how resilient flooring holds up to heavy use, provides anti-microbial surfaces, water resistance, easy installation and simple, care-free maintenance.  

Vinyl is a common material used in resilient flooring and can be installed in any room, making it a popular alternative to laminates and even carpeting.  Vinyl flooring’s water resistance allows for installation in places where real wood or laminates wouldn’t be idea.  Resilient flooring is found in vinyl, luxury vinyl tile or planks, laminates, and wood plastic composite (WPC) flooring.
Roll and sheet vinyl come in either 6’ or 12’ widths with a wide selection of designs applied during specialty printing and is an affordable option in many installations. Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl plank (LVP) are also very popular choices when people want resilient, high quality flooring with realistic looks of real stone or wood.  LVT and LVP look just like the real thing although they provide added durability with scratch and stain resistance, water resistance, simple installation, easy maintenance and affordability. 

Great Western Flooring Offers Resilient Flooring

Great Western Flooring offers a wide selection of all resilient flooring materials, including

        Vinyl
        Luxury vinyl LVT and LVP
        Wood plastic composite WPC
        Laminates

We have more than 35 years in business pleasing customers in and around the Chicago area.  We offer one of the widest selections of carpet, flooring and tile with experienced design specialists available to answer all your questions.

Great Western Flooring offers more than 35 years in business pleasing customers with high quality, affordable flooring and tile products combined with professional installation.  We are experienced with installations of all materials and work with only the best known names in flooring manufacturers.  Contact us today to learn more about our wide selection of resilient flooring.