If you want the most value for your decorating value or if you long for the look of wood, stone, or ceramic tile for your bathroom floor, consider installing luxury vinyl (LVF). High-end design, affordability, and numerous functional benefits have made this one of the most sought-after flooring products on the market.

Durable enough to stand up to heavy foot traffic
This 100% waterproof material is thick, scratch-resistant, and so strong it's considered one of the most pet-and-kid-friendly floors available. While all vinyl flooring is strong, the luxury version should measure at least 8-mm or more in thickness. It's also a layered product and, at the top, is a strong and clear melamine coating that protects the floor from scuffs, scratches, and other wear and keeps spills at the top just waiting to be wiped off.

Wood-look floors are a current trend
Right now, wood floors are hot, primarily gray, whitewashed, and light-colored ones like blond and honey. LVF follows the trends, which means wood look floors are also trending, and you can get them in any shade you want. For even more realism, the material is cut into long planks to mimic hardwood boards, called a vinyl plank. (It can also be cut in groutable squares, called luxury vinyl tile or LVT flooring.)

The true-to-life images are taken with 3D photography and have clarity and vibrancy, with knots, swirls, raised grains, and veining variations in view with micro beveling and deep embossing to add depth, dimension, and textured appearances.

Who has the time or desire to scrub floors? With LVF, you don't have to because all it needs is daily sweeping and periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Installation is a snap when it's done as a floating floor. LVF has a clicking mechanism, so click, mat, and hover over the subfloor with no nails or glue.

To learn more about what you can do with a fantastic product like luxury vinyl, visit the Creative Carpet showroom in Framingham, MA, especially if you live in or nearFramingham, Natick, Hopkinton, Holliston, and Ashland. You'll walk out with information, inspiration, and a free luxury vinyl flooring quote.