Reimagining Vinyl and Laminate Flooring

The ugly plastic sheets of the 70’s are long gone. Today’s vinyl and laminate flooring products are truly a modern marvel. They come in a fantastic array of colours, styles and finishes, and at Nu-Way Floor Fashions in Calgary, you can get exactly the style you want with the resiliency you need to last for years and years.

What Is LVT/LVP?

LVT stands for Luxury Vinyl Tiles and LVP stands for Luxury Vinyl Planks. The difference between the two is that LVT is typically made to look like ceramic or stone tile, while LVP is made to look like wooden planks. Both are incredibly realistic. With LVT & LVP you can have the very best that nature has to offer at a fraction of the cost.

What’s the Difference Between LVT/LVP and Laminate Flooring?

Laminate floors and LVT/LVP are similar in a lot of ways. And the terms are often used interchangeably. But they’re actually quite different products. They’re made using different materials and manufacturing methods, and are also installed differently.

For example, laminate flooring is made with alternating layers of high density fiberboard and adhesive, whereas LVT/LVP is made with PVC vinyl. LVT/LVP is more flexible than laminate but both materials are classed as “resilient flooring” because they’re so strong and durable.

What Are the Advantages of Laminate and LVT/LVP Flooring?

Price isn’t the only advantage of choosing from laminate and LVT/LVP flooring. Both also have the benefit of being:

  • Easy to maintain
  • Water resistant
  • Highly durable
  • Scratch, stain and scuff resistant
  • Comfortable to stand on
  • Available in a variety of styles, sizes and shapes
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Eco-friendly

For a more comprehensive explanation of the advantages, see our blog post detailing the benefits in greater detail.

What Types of Laminate and LVT/LVP Floors Do You Offer?

Nu-Way Floor Fashions offers a wide selection of laminate floor products for you to choose from. You’ll be able to find a floor that works perfectly with your space whether you want:

  • Wood
  • Tile
  • Stone

You also have a few options when it comes to the type of surface. Choose from:

  • Smooth
  • Textured
  • Distressed
  • Embossed

What’s the Maintenance Required on a Laminate or LVT/LVP Floor?

Laminate and LVT/LVP flooring products are made to last when cared for correctly. Here are a few tips for getting the most from your flooring:

  • Wipe up spills immediately. This really applies to every floor type, but is especially important if you have laminate flooring.
  • Place mats on the inside and outside of all of your exterior doors to prevent dust and dirt from being tracked into your house.
  • Never use abrasive cleaners or powders.
  • Avoid using vinegar to clean your floor, it can dull the surface.
  • Use furniture pads to protect the floor from scratches and dents.

Resilient flooring products like LVT/LVP and laminate are an excellent investment. Long lasting, low maintenance and available in many different styles, these floors are sure to enhance the beauty of any space.

At Nu-Way Floor Fashions in Calgary, we understand how important it is to achieve that perfect balance of durability, affordability and style. Book an appointment with one of our friendly flooring experts today and come and see what’s in store for you!


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