What is luxury vinyl plank flooring?

Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring or commonly known as LVP is the biggest home renovation hack we know. Not only is it one of the more affordable options on the market, but it’s also one of the most durable. Not to mention the fact that the aesthetic is gorgeous.


If you’re shopping around for flooring for your home, you might want to consider Vinyl Plank Flooring. Not sure what it is? Read on to find out!



LVP stands for Luxury Vinyl Plank. As the name implies, LVP looks and feels like real planks of hardwood flooring, but are actually individual pieces of vinyl. It’s important to note that LVP is not sheet vinyl, so they are of higher quality and feel much nicer to walk on.

And just because LVP is vinyl doesn’t mean that it isn’t durable. Most are water-resistant or even waterproof. You can finally have the hardwood floors you’ve dreamt of but without the maintenance.

LVP Kitchen


Ever heard of LVT? It stands for Luxury Vinyl Tile. Unlike LVP, which are plank shaped, LVT comes in traditional square tiles. They have more stone and concrete look options and come with a textured appearance – just like real stone.

LVTs are water-resistant or waterproof and can be installed with grout, so they are popular in bathrooms and other wet areas.

Even though there are many differences between LVP and LVT, they are both manufactured in the same way. This is why many flooring companies consider LVP to be vinyl tile flooring in plank form – and why so many people get the two confused.



Looking for the ultimate upgrade? Then EVP is for you.

EVP refers to Engineered Vinyl Plank. EVP has an incredibly realistic hardwood look and feels and is exceptionally durable. This is because it’s manufactured in three layers: the top layer is 8mm thick vinyl, the second is a high-density core board, and the last is an attached back underlayment, like cork, for more cushioning. Walking across EVP is like walking on a cloud.

And the best part? EVP is as easy to install as LVP and LVT. Just click in, and you’re set!


The benefits

They can be installed over any surface

That’s right! As long as it’s flat, you can install your LVP, LVT or EVP over your concrete, plywood, or tile floors. It can even go on top of radiant heat.

It’s cost-effective

Real timber or stone floors are luxurious but expensive. Vinyl flooring is a faction of the cost. So you can have your dream floors without breaking the bank.

And because they can go on top of your existing flooring, you won’t have to spend money ripping your old tiles up. Why not install your new floors yourself to save even more cash?

Fits with your existing appliances

Real hardwood or stone tiles are thick and add height to your flooring. This can cause problems with your kitchen appliances, like your dishwasher. Especially if your cabinetry is made to fit.

Vinyl flooring is thinner and easier to cut, so it won’t raise the height of your appliances. You can have a new, stunning floor without having to remodel your whole kitchen.

Flooring Specialist is a full-service professional flooring company and retail store that provides the highest quality carpet, hardwood, wood laminate, tile, vinyl throughout Middle Ga. Contact us here for a quote today.