Technology, like 3D photography, creates an image layer that is so clear and true-to-life that some often have trouble discerning it from the real thing. You will see knots, grains, wormholes, swirls, and stone color and veining variations. Tile colors and patterns will pop and it's all finished with a variety of matte, gloss, and high gloss colors. Embossing adds depth and dimension, as well as textured appearances such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed.
The material can be cut into planks or tile-sized pieces and many feel the extra seams of a cut add to the realism. Some take it even further by using grout with luxury vinyl tile to look like caulking. On the other hand, some use vinyl plank flooring to mimic stone looks because they feel the large format/fewer seams make it look more like a quarried slab.
Other ways it changes your life include easy maintenance with just a regular sweeping and periodic mopping. It's also durable because the top layer is a clear melamine wear sheet that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. If properly taken care of, an LVF floor can last more than 15 years.
Installation is fast and uncomplicated. It is a floating floor technique, where the pieces click together to form a mat. The mat then hovers over the subfloor with no nails or glue; sometimes an underlayment is recommended for stability. The subfloor also needs to be clean, dry, and level.
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