May 06, 2019 2 min read

Vinyl flooring isn’t just for mudrooms and kitchens anymore. Because of cutting edge innovations from brands like Metrofloor and revolutionized good looks from Urbanfloor, synthetic flooring is becoming an affordable, durable and versatile choice for contractors and homeowners alike.


But how are you to know if it’s the right choice for your home or project? What sets it apart from engineered hardwood or laminate flooring? E Hardwoods & Flooring is here to help you make the best decision for your home and wallet and ensure your satisfaction with your next renovation.


Without further ado, let’s talk vinyl!


What is Vinyl Flooring?

Vinyl flooring, as its name implies, is flooring that is entirely synthetic (manmade). Depending on the brand, the base could be a vinyl composite, which is then coated in PVC vinyl and a plasticizer and printed overtop with the desired pattern. Finally, more layers of clear substance are applied to increase the durability and longevity of the product. Luxury vinyl plank and tile, such as the kinds sold by Mannington flooring, tend to boast a thicker PVC core than standard vinyl flooring.


In contrast to vinyl flooring, laminate, despite the synthetic sound of its name, tends to be mostly wood; hardwood is composed entirely of natural product.


The Advantages of Vinyl Flooring


Though natural flooring may sound appealing to the ear, luxury vinyl and plank boasts many advantages over its more wooden counterparts. Vinyl flooring is:

  • Even prefinished hardwood flooring should not be exposed to water whatsoever, and laminate will warp if spilled on enough times. Due to its synthetic nature, vinyl flooring is completely waterproof, making it ideal for bathrooms and kitchens. Simply wipe up accidents—no need for harsh, chemical-laden cleaners.
  • Because vinyl flooring is completely man-made, it tends to be cheaper than hardwood flooring and laminate, which require an investment in wood to make.
  • Aesthetically Pleasing.Gone are the days in which vinyl tile flooring had to look manmade. Nowadays many companies work hard to capture the high-end look and feel of hardwood in durable, easy-to-install vinyl flooring.

Looking to buy Luxury Vinyl Plank?

If you have chosen to invest in vinyl for your next project, consider buying from E Hardwoods & Flooring. We are your one-stop shop for top luxury vinyl tile and vinyl plank flooring brands. Peruse our extensive online stock of waterproof vinyl flooring, and do feel free to contact us if you have questions. We are glad to help you make your next flooring decision.