June 08, 2020 2 min read

In the flooring world, waterproof flooring (or waterproof vinyl flooring, depending on your preferred terminology) has long been known for its affordability—many flooring companies list it as the “economy option.” While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with getting bang for your buck, vinyl’s affordable nature has unfortunately led to it being dubbed shoddy, tacky, and ineffective as a flooring type by homeowners and flooring industry professionals alike.


At E Hardwoods & Flooring, we’re proud to say that we’re not among them. With recent innovations and a lot of elbow grease, vinyl products have been developed that are tougher, longer-lasting, and more gorgeous than ever. And the best part? Vinyl flooring still keeps its affordable pricing. Below, we talk about what makes the vinyl tile flooring and the vinyl plank flooring we sell so special.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring: Not The Vinyl You Know

Perhaps the negative connotations surrounding vinyl flooring is due to its original thinness. Indeed, standard vinyl flooring tends to feel very insubstantial and hard underfoot. This isn’t the case, though, with the luxury vinyl flooring that we sell E Hardwoods & Flooring! Luxury vinyl:


  • Is much thicker than traditional vinyl floors | This means that it feels much softer underfoot than traditional vinyl flooring. Your guests will notice how cushy your floor feels, not how jarring or cold.
  • Can be made to look like a number of traditionally high-end floors | Do you love the idea of hardwood flooring or engineered hardwood flooring, but don’t like the maintenance requirements they bring with them? While many people think of vinyl’s style as being isolated to harsh and tacky colors, this isn’t the case anymore! Luxury vinyl flooring can be made to look like anything from solid hardwood flooring to marble tile. Your family and guests won’t be able to tell the difference. You can have any aesthetic you want in your home—at an affordable price to boot.
  • Lasts longer than traditional vinyl | With proper care, you can expect your luxury vinyl plank to last two decades or more. Some vinyl flooring brands even come with a limited lifetime warranty. This often can’t be said for traditional vinyl floors, which wear out quite quickly. Flooring that looks great and lasts a lifetime—now how is that “economy flooring?”

Contact E Hardwoods & Flooring for an Expansive Flooring Library

No matter what kind of vinyl flooring you’re in the market for, we’re sure to have something that suits your style. Check out our stock here or contact us with questions.