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Vinyl Guides: Which Vinyl Plank Flooring is Best for Your Home? 

Vinyl Guides: Which Vinyl Plank Flooring is Best for Your Home? 

It’s safe to say that modern Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) styles have revolutionized the vinyl flooring category and stunning home décor worldwide. With striking realism and authentic rigid textures, luxury vinyl can be installed throughout the entire home and help you capture every type of décor you love. Whether you are completing a dream remodel or getting a home ready to list on the market, LVP will provide you with affordable, striking varieties that offer tremendous ease of installation. Here are some ideas for the best vinyl plank flooring options in your home:


Open Floorplan

The rise and popularity of open floorplans in modern home building places an emphasis on connectivity and seamless flow throughout. Since LVP is 100% waterproof* and can be installed over any flat subfloor, it has the versatility to go anywhere in the home. You can use a brighter, airy LVP style such as Shaw Floorte Pro Brio Plus in Mineral Maple (below) to brighten your open floorplan and enhance the spaciousness by using natural light.


Hallways & Nurseries

If you have an active home with energetic kids and pets, the sound insulating qualities that LVP offers will be a tremendous factor in quieting the household. LVP features attached underlayment that will help cushion foot traffic and sounds in places where you need it the most such as hallways and a child’s nursery. For an inviting child’s nursery, a warm LVP option like Next Floor ScratchMaster Everwood in Gunstock (below) will quiet footsteps once your little one is sleeping while creating a stylish space that can be redecorated for a new feel over the years.

Smaller Spaces

Stylish LVP options can also help you transform the feel of your smaller rooms, whether it’s a kitchen, bathroom, or transitional space. Wider, longer luxury vinyl planks will produce fewer seams and help the surface area appear larger. Low-gloss finishes combined with lighter shades such as blondes, light greys, greige, cream, and light brown will reflect light most effectively to create the illusion of open space. You can opt for an eye-catching griege LVP style such as SAR Floors Versailles in Bronze Wood (below) and pair them with a low-contrast wall color to visually minimize the horizon line and create a bigger feel in your small room.

Design Schemes

No matter what design scheme you crave for your home, there’s an LVP option just waiting to anchor your dream vision. For a rustic farmhouse layout, embrace all of the rich hardwood graining, color, and reclaimed texture of an LVP style like Mannington Adura Fast Start in Dockside Boardwalk (below) to foster a gorgeous connection to nature.

To capture a breezy coastal chic interior, an airy weathered wood visual such as Southwind Timeless Plank in color Timeless (below) uses light graining and a bright neutral tone to achieve a calming vibe:

A modern design scheme prizes a minimalistic visual with an emphasis on proportion and precise lines. A clean white, gray, or black LVP floor, including this Mannington Realta visual in Austria Snow (below), will suit your focused design scheme perfectly:

Luxury Vinyl Plank can help you efficiently transform each of your favorite rooms for less. When you’re ready to explore eye-catching LVP options, set up a Virtual Design Appointment or a Mobile Floor Source Appointment with our experts!


*If moisture sits on a surface long enough it is likely to cause some degree of damage. Products are not guaranteed to be waterproof against flooding or excessive subfloor moisture. In order to select the flooring and installation method best suited for your space, please consult your Personal Flooring Advisor and refer to manufacturer specifications.

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