Wood look vinyl plank flooring in a Baton Rouge, LA living room

Vinyl plank flooring can look just like hardwood

Luxury vinyl flooring can be more practical than the natural materials it mimics, especially for active households. It's soft and warm underfoot and comfortable for kids' playtime or lounging in front of the TV. Also, it's dent and stain-resistant, and glass is not likely to break if dropped. Tracked in mud, spills, and the mess created by get-togethers with family or friends is cleaned up in no time. Wholesale Flooring & Granite in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has a full line of this durable and attractive flooring along with carpet, laminate, hardwood, and more.

Wood-look flooring for your Baton Rouge home

Vinyl plank flooring looks like hardwood. It's available in a variety of domestic and exotic species. Premium planks are thicker than standard sheet vinyl. Low-quality products are less than 2 mm thick while better quality planks are 6 mm or more. Deeper embossing, created with advanced printing techniques, is possible with thicker planks. This means that hardwood designs are more realistic. The best luxury vinyl looks very similar to wood. Flooring is usually not attached to the subfloor. Instead, a click and lock system is used to fit planks together to float over the subfloor.

See brands like Mohawk SolidTech at Wholesale Flooring & Granite

A luxury vinyl plank has four layers: backing, core, design, and wear. Since the transparent wear layer protects the design layer from abrasion, thicker is better. Look for planks that have a 20 mil or better wear layer. Planks that have a wood plastic composite, rigid, or vinyl core are waterproof. Floors won’t buckle or warp since planks won’t swell. Some brands, like Mohawk’s SolidTech Plus, are designed for pet owners. Floors won’t be damaged by pet accidents and clean up is easy.

Wholesale Flooring & Granite
has been serving Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Ascension Parish, and Baker, Louisiana, for many years. Our services include flooring installation, custom kitchen and baths, and granite countertops. We provide an online catalog as well as a link to a Kitchen Visualizer and DalTile Room Visualizer that can help you choose the right product for your home. Give us a call or fill out our ‘We’re here to help’ online form. Convenient financing is always available.