A Vinyl Flooring Guide from Luna - Versatile Beauty

When it comes to versatility, it’s hard to beat vinyl flooring. Vinyl plank gives you the appearance of wood, while vinyl tile gives you the look of stone or tile. Both are typically more affordable than their counterparts. Vinyl can also be installed in places where wood, laminate, carpet, and tile are not ideal. Its warm, soft feel, impressive scratch and moisture resistance, and effortless maintenance make it a perfect stand-in for traditional flooring.

Consider this your buying guide to vinyl. Then reserve a free in-home appointment with a flooring professional from Luna to help you find a floor you’ll love!

What to Consider When Shopping for Vinyl Flooring

To find the perfect vinyl that’s right for you, start by asking yourself these questions. Then call Luna for a free in-home appointment.

How do you use the room(s) where vinyl flooring will be installed?
Vinyl flooring offers exceptional durability, high resistance to moisture, scratching, and stains, and easy maintenance. You can have it installed in any room of the home, so your interior decorating ideas are limitless. From dark, grainy wood planks to sleek, linear, wide stone look tiles; you can get the look you want in the kitchen, bathroom, living room, laundry room, or basement with very few restrictions.

Which vinyl style will elevate your home in the best way?
From wide, grey wood planks to rustic, hand-scraped looks, modern vinyl has something for everyone. You have tons of stain and color variations to choose from, adding an extra layer of character to your home. Luna offers two categories of vinyl: vinyl plank and vinyl tile.

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Types of Vinyl Flooring Offered by Luna

Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl plank flooring closely mimics real planks of hardwood and is more versatile overall. Vinyl plank can give you a rustic, traditional wood look in your laundry room, kitchen, basement, and/or master bathroom. Classic, modern, reclaimed, and exotic styles are available in a wide variety of colors, patterns, and textures.

Hardwood has an amazing look thanks to the natural variation in patterns on each board. Vinyl plank expands on this by implementing pattern variations for added realism. This realism makes vinyl plank more stylish than ever.

Regarding performance, it’s hard to find a floor this versatile. Vinyl plank has multiple surface layers that help protect the floor from everyday abrasions, moisture, and even mildew. An antimicrobial film makes it difficult for bacteria and mold to form on this floor. The same can’t be said about other types of flooring – making this perfect for a kitchen, laundry, and/or mudroom.

Vinyl plank’s backing layer makes it softer to walk on versus hardwood. While optional grout and textures can add character, this floor feels smooth through and through. The backing layer also helps keep spills on the surface for easy cleanup.

When cleaning hardwood or laminate, minimal moisture is recommended. With vinyl plank, you can wipe, mop, and splash away until the mess is gone without a worry. It’s incredibly easy to keep vinyl plank clean. You’ll love your new floor even more the less time you spend cleaning it!

Vinyl Tile Flooring

Vinyl tile has surged in popularity over the recent years. From realistic porcelain and ceramic alternatives, there’s a style for everyone. Ready to get creative with your bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, or kitchen? Get the tile look in unexpected places with vinyl tile’s authentic tile texture.

Vinyl tile’s soft backing layer makes it pleasant underfoot, without the rigid feel of tile. While optional grout and textures can add character, this floor feels smooth through and through. The backing layer helps keep spills on the surface for easy cleanup. The soft, warm surface means you can have a tile look in a room you might not have wanted it. Cold, stone tile in a bathroom isn’t always ideal. With vinyl tile, you don’t have to hesitate to go barefoot.

Vinyl tile offers an amazing value compared to genuine porcelain or ceramic and is great for rooms with higher moisture levels. Vinyl tile has multiple surface layers that keep scratches from pets, standing liquids, and even mildew. An antimicrobial film makes it difficult for bacteria and mold to form on this floor.

When cleaning other floors like hardwood or laminate, minimal moisture is recommended. With vinyl tile, you can wipe, mop, and splash away until the mess is gone without a worry. It’s incredibly easy to keep vinyl tile looking like it did on day one.

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Shop Vinyl Flooring from Luna in Your Home

Get it All Done in One Easy Appointment
Luna makes it easy to shop for a vinyl floor you’ll love in the comfort of your home. A flooring professional from Luna will bring samples to your home and help you choose the flooring that’s perfect for you. Have your rooms measured for free, and schedule an installation on a day and time that fit your schedule. Qualified, professional installers move your furniture and appliances, remove old floors, and clean up. All that remains is beautiful, durable vinyl and a fresh wood or tile look for your home.

Your Time is Valuable; Your Floor Should Be, Too
Consider how you use the rooms where vinyl will be installed before buying. Shopping at home helps you see what it will look like in your home’s unique light. Your one-on-one appointment with a flooring professional is your time. Ask as many questions as possible. Look through our wide selection of samples. You’ll be glad you did, especially with vinyl flooring. After all, Luna wants you to love your floors!

Know What Your Vinyl Floors Will Cost
Shopping for vinyl from Luna means you can see prices up front without any surprises. The costs of professional installation, padding or underlayment, transitions and thresholds, the vinyl plank or tile itself, and cleanup after the project is complete are all included. Our wide selection of styles also means you can consider vinyl flooring that fits your budget. We also offer financing options for those who qualify.

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How to Care for Your Vinyl Flooring

Sometimes beauty requires more maintenance than it’s worth. That’s not the case with vinyl flooring. Help keep your new vinyl looking great by following all manufacturer recommendations. Cleaning vinyl can be simple:
  • 1. Sweep up spills, crumbs, dust, and dirt into piles. Use a vacuum without beater bars or mechanisms which could scuff your floor at least once a week.
  • 2. If mopping up a mess, avoid using harsh chemicals. Consult manufacturer recommendations if you’re unsure. A mixture of water and mild soap can work wonders for vinyl.
  • 3. Vinyl is really versatile, but not invincible. Avoid buffing machines, steel wool, scouring powder, and steam mops. No spill warrants that kind of abuse. Call a professional cleaner if you’re ever unsure.
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Luna makes it easy for you to shop at home and find the right vinyl that will best fit your style tastes and needs.