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Vinyl Flooring

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How to Clean Vinyl Floors (And What Not to Do!)

There's a lot to love about modern vinyl floors. Whether you opt for luxury vinyl tile (LVT) or luxury vinyl planks (LVP), you can count on this long-lasting, realistic-looking, low-maintenance, and often waterproof material to stand the test of time. Even though vinyl flooring is easy to care for, it can still be damaged if not maintained properly. Arming yourself with the right tools and information can help you protect your investment. Here's what you need to know about cleaning vinyl...

Top 3 Styles of Waterproof Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring, once confined to sheets, has evolved into a sophisticated and highly sought-after flooring choice. Now available in 100% waterproof planks (LVP) and tiles (LVT), modern luxury vinyl is competing with traditional hardwood and natural stone floors. The Best Luxury Vinyl Flooring in Portland What Makes Vinyl Flooring a Top Choice? Affordable and versatile, vinyl flooring offers a budget-friendly yet stylish solution. Today's luxury vinyl options are 100% waterproof, providing both beauty and functionality. Ease of installation and maintenance make vinyl...

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5 Types of Resilient Flooring

Boasting impressive strength and unmatched versatility, resilient flooring is a go-to for active households and commercial buildings. The firm yet not uncomfortably hard material is made from plastic and resin polymers, which is where it gets its durability. Our Portland flooring store breaks down the different types and benefits of this floor-covering product below. What's the Difference Between Vinyl and Resilient Flooring? Resilient flooring is an umbrella term for materials that aren't as hard as natural stone and hardwood, but also not soft...

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The 8 Best Vinyl Plank Flooring Brands

If a remodel is on the horizon, you've probably come across luxury vinyl as a flooring option. The versatile material is an affordable alternative to real hardwoods, and it can be installed virtually anywhere in your home. But what is luxury vinyl plank flooring, exactly? Also known as LVP, the synthetic product is made of compressed PVC (polyvinyl chloride) resins and features a UV-cured urethane top layer, which makes it 100% waterproof.  Thinking of installing LVP? We rounded up the top manufacturers...

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Is Vinyl Tile Flooring Better Than Ceramic Tile in the Kitchen?

What's the best flooring for a kitchen? A durable, water-resistant material is a must, which is why ceramic and luxury vinyl tile are at the top of the list. Not only do these flooring products hold up under heavy traffic in moisture-prone areas, they're also easy to maintain. While vinyl and ceramic are go-tos for kitchen floors, they're actually very different materials. Here's what you should know. Vinyl vs. Ceramic Tile: What's the Difference? Modern vinyl floors can look convincingly like real tile,...


What Is Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring?

It was almost a century ago when vinyl flooring. was first produced for commercial and residential use. By the 1940s, the material was the most popular floor-covering option on the market. It wasn't until the 70s, however, that luxury vinyl flooring made a name for itself in the upscale home improvement market. Until recently, many associated the material with sheet flooring, but the impressive material actually comes in both tiles and planks. Do you have questions about vinyl? Our seasoned Portland flooring...


5 Things to Know Before Buying Vinyl Sheet Flooring

Whether you're getting new flooring in your kitchen and bathroom or are replacing the floors in every room of your home, sheet vinyl is an excellent choice. Before ordering any materials, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the material. A Beginner’s Guide to Vinyl Sheet Flooring  Not sure where to begin? With four decades of experience in the home improvement industry, our Portland flooring company has all the information you need to make a decision. Find answers to five crucial questions about sheet...


Is Vinyl Flooring the Best Choice for Kitchens?

From spaghetti sauce spills and dropped hot pans to muddy footprints and the occasional crash of glassware, kitchen floors endure a lot of abuse. That's why installing durable, water-resistant, and easy-to-clean flooring is essential. Vinyl flooring has been around for almost a century, and it continues to be a top pick among homeowners. Like many other homeowners about to embark on a kitchen remodel, you might be wondering if vinyl flooring is the go-to material. The short answer is yes. In...


Pros, Cons, & Differences of Laminate vs. Vinyl Flooring

Flooring has an immense impact on the look and feel of a home. It adds character, insulation, sound absorption, and comfort while tying together the interior design. Whether you're planning to stay in your house for the next several years or are remodeling it with plans to sell, laminate and luxury vinyl flooring are excellent picks. If you're not quite sure what vinyl and laminate are or how the two materials differ, you've come to the right place. The Portland flooring...


What’s the Best Flooring for a Portland Basement?

Basements allow homeowners to add substantially more usable square-footage to their houses. They can be turned into playrooms, dens, additional bedrooms, game rooms, home gyms, guest suites — you name it. With a plumbing hookup, you can add a bathroom, laundry room, or even a wet bar. Whether you're planning to finish your basement or are renovating one that's already usable, you might be wondering what your options are for flooring. Our team has the answers! 7 Flooring Materials to Consider for...