LAMINATE VS LUXURY VINYL
Asia Carpet & Decorating offers both laminate and luxury vinyl flooring from leading manufactures. This short video from Shaw does a nice job explaining how they compare. You'll learn the strengths of each type of flooring so you'll be prepared to make the best choice for your home. We recommend you stop by our showroom to feel the difference.
COREtec PREMIUM LVT
COREtec Plus Enhanced is a great alternative to glue down LVT, solid locking LVT, or laminate flooring. The patented construction of COREtec Plus Enhanced features our innovative COREtec core structure, which is an extruded core made from recycled wood and bamboo dust, limestone, and virgin PVC. Since COREtec is 100% waterproof, COREtec Plus Enhanced floors can be installed in wet areas and will never swell when exposed to water. COREtec is inert and dimensionally stable; it will not expand or contract under normal conditions. Further, COREtec never needs expansion strips in large rooms. Each COREtec Plus Enhanced plank or tile has an attached cork underlayment for a quieter, warmer vinyl floor that is naturally resistant to odor-causing mold and mildew.
LUXURY VINYL ADVANTAGES
One of the biggest advantage of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) floors is its visual appeal. It realistically mimics the appearance of natural materials such as wood or stone with embossed or textured surfaces, making it look very close to the real thing. It offers a wide selection of patterns and styles and is less expensive than the natural version. LVT is also softer and can also tolerate conditions that these natural materials can’t. LVT is typically thicker than traditional vinyl flooring materials due to an added layer of heavy film covered with a UV-cured urethane that makes it scuff, stain, and scratch resistant, improving its wear and performance. This added thickness adds the advantages of sound absorption, heat insulation, and comfort underfoot. Another major advantage of LVT is its resistance to water damage, making it a great option for an area where you may have spills like kitchens and bathrooms. Asia Carpet & Decorating in Pittsburgh has access to the top lines in LVT. Stop by our showroom in East Liberty to talk with one of our flooring consultants.
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