Vinyl plank flooring in a Denham Springs, LA home

Vinyl plank flooring: Homes right out of the design pages

Question: Did you ever look at a picture of a high gloss hardwood floor and say to yourself, 'Wow, I wish I could have that!'? You can, with vinyl plank, a remarkably realistic echo of hardwood flooring. 

You can create virtually any look with a luxury vinyl plank (LVP), from gray floors in a farmhouse-style kitchen to whitewashed floors in the living room of a California Cottage-style home. Since plank is also used for stone looks, go ahead and create that marble bathroom or copper slate floor in the dining room, foyer or sunroom.

What is luxury vinyl flooring?

This is one style of luxury vinyl flooring (LVF), while the other is LVT Flooring in which the material is cut into square, groutable, tile-sized pieces. LVF is stylish, affordable, durable, and waterproof material with an uncomplicated installation. Many say vinyl flooring has undergone the most remarkable evolution of any flooring.

Homeowners keep seeing expanded design options with technology that gives us 3D photography and digital printing. Images are clear and accurate, while the colors are brilliant. Embossing adds depth, dimension, and textures, such as hand-scraped, wire-brushed, weathered, and distressed.  

Textured floors are trending 

Textured appearances play a significant role when it comes to creating looks with LVP. 
For example, the hand-scraped texture has long, deep scrapes that can be used with high variation planks to design a distinctive, handcrafted look.

If you want even more texture, consider wire-brushed. It's exactly as it sounds; a wire-brushed scrapes the wood, exposing the darker grains. 

This creates a rustic and warm feeling in your home. Distressed, also known as "weathered," can help make a reclaimed barn door with an "aged" antique feel and an abundance of scrapes, knots, swirls, wormholes, and more.

For inspiration, knowledge, and excellent customer service, visit the Wholesale Flooring and Granite showroom in Baton Rouge, LA. Learn more about vinyl plank flooring if you're a homeowner in Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Ascension Parish, Baker, and the surrounding areas.