How do sheet vinyl and luxury vinyl flooring compare?

How do sheet vinyl and luxury vinyl flooring compare?

Luxury vinyl flooring is a more advanced version of sheet vinyl. When vinyl was introduced to the US Market in the 1930s, it was praised for affordability, durability, water resistance, and low maintenance.

The design has evolved over the years. This is thanks to technology, like embossing to create textured looks–or micro beveling to add depth and dimension.

Vinyl is certainly not what you may remember from decades past.

Luxury vinyl: thicker and more durable

Luxury vinyl flooring
is five times thicker than a sheet. While there's a range of thicknesses, the best is 8 mm to 12 mm.

A clear, strong wear layer will let your luxury vinyl in Houston stand up to large families, kids, pets, and heavy foot traffic. It protects the floor from scratches, scuffs, and dents.

It also has a clear urethane finish that sits at the very top. That gives it extra strength and shine.

Luxury vinyl flooring is completely waterproof

Luxury vinyl is waterproof from bottom to top, meaning it can be submerged or spilled on. Sheet is highly water-resistant, but the thickness and wear layer of the luxury version keeps it impenetrable.

Extra design option

Original vinyl comes in sheets 12-13 feet wide. Luxury vinyl flooring, however, can be cut into square, tile-sized pieces (LVT), used mainly for stone and tile looks.

Vinyl plank flooring refers to the material being cut to mimic hardwood floorboards. Many say the extra seams of the cuts add even more to the realism. 

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You'll see products like Da Vinci Beach Driftwood by Karndean Designflooring or Easy Style Five Spice by Shaw Industries. If marble looks are your preference, explore Trecento Calacatta by MSI.

Visit our showroom for luxury vinyl in Houston

For almost 50 years, the Carpet Giant professionals have guided homeowners to their ideal flooring. Whether your choice is luxury vinyl flooring or another surface, you can be sure of seeing a large inventory and great prices.

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in Houston, TX, especially if you live or work in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, The Woodlands, or Clear Lake. We promise you won't be disappointed!