What to know about kids and luxury vinyl flooring

What to know about kids and luxury vinyl flooring

Luxury vinyl is an adaptable, durable, no-fuss floor covering ideal for active households. You'll be glad to know that kids and luxury vinyl flooring go well together if you're a parent!

Luxury vinyl plank and tile styles are numerous at Redmann's Flooring & Design in Anoka, Minnesota, where you are guaranteed to receive personalized service when you walk in the door.

Wear layer

The transparent surface layer, or wear layer found on luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring, protects the image layer from typical kid messes and spills and daily wear and tear. In addition, this layer determines how long your new floor will last.

While LVT and LVP brands with a 12-mil wear layer are adequate, it's wise to pick a style that has a 20-mil surface layer.

Core layer

The core layer contributes to floor longevity, especially if you choose a luxury vinyl style that repels water. Waterproof vinyl plank (LVP) usually has one of two types of cores: wood plastic composite (WPC) or stone plastic composite. (SPC)

In general, homeowners prefer WPC flooring because it includes a foaming agent that provides some cushioning.

Textured luxury vinyl

Yes, you can have top-of-the-line flooring in your home even if you have children. Textured LVP and LVT brands boast a thick wear layer, waterproof core, and surface that feels like the natural flooring material it imitates.

In addition, superior Embossed in Register (EIR) LVP brands feature texturing aligned with the wood grain pattern seen on the planks.

We are your luxury vinyl flooring headquarters

Redmann's Flooring & Design installs luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring, and we offer many other services, like free in-home measurement and kitchen and bathroom remodeling.

We have been serving Minnesota's Twin Cities area, including Ramsey, Andover, Coon Rapids, and Champlin, since 1956. Please stop by our showroom in Anoka today to choose the LVP or LVT style best for your home.