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How To Get The Best Vinyl Plank Flooring?

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Vinyl plank flooring is an engineered floor covering that is designed to mimic the look of solid wood. When choosing vinyl plank flooring, we need to consider the thickness of the vinyl material and the wear layer. With this information, we can find the best vinyl plank flooring.

Here is the content list:

  • Selecting the thickness of vinyl plank flooring

  • Comparing the wear layer of vinyl plank flooring

Selecting the thickness of vinyl plank flooring

1、Choose a 2-3 mm thick vinyl plank flooring for low-traffic areas. If we want to cover small areas with low traffic, we can choose the flooring that is 2 mm (0.079 inches), 2.5 mm (0.098 inches), or 3 mm (0.12 inches) thick. Thinner vinyl plank flooring is often a more affordable way to give a small room a fresh look. However, thin vinyl plank flooring cannot hide imperfections in the subfloor, so we need to lay a flat concrete subfloor.

2、Choose 3.2-4.0 mm vinyl plank flooring for high-traffic areas. Most common areas of the home, including living rooms and kitchens, are best suited for quality flooring at 3.2 mm (0.13 in.) or 4 mm (0.16 in.) thick. Vinyl plank flooring of this thickness is a good balance of durability and affordability. In addition, it will feel a little softer underfoot, providing additional comfort in the living area.

3、Choose a thickness of 5 mm or greater for the highest quality. The thickest vinyl plank flooring can range from 5 mm (0.20 in.) to over 8 mm (0.31 in.) thick. These floors cost the most, but they are also the most durable and often look the most like solid wood. Thicker vinyl plank flooring is a good choice because it eliminates imperfections.

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Comparing the wear layer of vinyl plank flooring

1、The top layer or wear layer of vinyl plank flooring determines how durable the flooring will be. The wax-free coating is made of polyurethane or vinyl. Choosing a vinyl waxless finish as the most affordable wear layer is the most affordable option, but also the least durable. We need to apply a new protective coating every 2-3 years as it will wear down over time. These coatings are available in a variety of thicknesses and budget options.

2、Enhanced polyurethane coatings are made from advanced materials such as aluminum oxide. If we choose an enhanced polyurethane coating, we can get the most durability and provide the best protection for everyday wear. Enhanced polyurethane coatings cost more, but they will extend the life of the vinyl plank flooring.

3、Choose a 10 million rpm or more wear layer for most home areas. We can find vinyl planks with a minimum 2 million rpm wear layer, but they will wear out quickly. Vinyl plank flooring with a 10 million rpm wear layer is considered suitable for use in the home.

4、Choose a 20 million rpm wear layer for commercial spaces. If we plan to install vinyl plank flooring in a high-traffic area, choose a floor with a wear layer of at least 20 million rpm, such as a restaurant or retail space. This will ensure that the flooring is durable enough and will last for several years.

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