Both traditional and luxury vinyl tile has the same four layers. The difference is in the layer thickness. From top to bottom, the layers are:
- Aluminum oxide prevents shoe scuffs and light scratching.
- A clear film layer protects against more severe damage such as tears and rips.
- The design layer is a realistic photo print of wood or stone.
- The bottom layer is the 'meat' of the product that gives solidity and structure. Ninety percent of luxury vinyl thickness is in the backing layer.
It seems like an oxymoron to call a floor both 'vinyl' and 'luxury.' Vinyl flooring is generally associated with bargain installations. New technology and associated marketing has now brought luxury vinyl flooring in to million dollar homes.
In 2006, manufacturers reinvented the vinyl flooring that could only offer stone look flooring, with unrealistic grout lines, into a viable flooring, that could be installed in condominiums, which had previously prevented vinyl floors in the HOA covenant.
To learn more about the beautiful luxury vinyl flooring
options that we carry, visit Showcase of Floors in Pasadena here
where we proudly service the areas of Baltimore, MD, Pasadena, MD, Glen Burnie, MD, Severna Park, MD, Severn, MD, Arnold, MD, Anne Arundel County, MD, Lake Shore, MD, and Green Haven, MD.