An interesting design option is that LVF can also be cut into planks to mimic hardwood boards, or square, groutable pieces to mimic tiles. Many feel the extra seams of a cut add to the realism, and some take it further by also using grout. Planks are typically associated with hardwood looks, but some also use it for stone appearances, as the large format and few seams can give it the more continuous look of a quarried slab.
Many, especially those with large families and pets, need a floor that can withstand wear. The vinyl itself is durable, but LVF has a thick clear melamine wear layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. It also helps with the waterproofing, as it keeps spills from absorbing. They sit at the top waiting to be wiped off.
All maintenance requires is regular sweeping and a periodic mopping with a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Installation is the uncomplicated floating floor where the pieces click together to form a mat, then hover over an existing subfloor. Subfloors need only be clean, dry, and level, but the installer will sometimes need to sand to smooth them out; otherwise, imperfections affect the surface floor.
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