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How durable is luxury vinyl flooring?

For many homeowners, durability is the most important characteristic a floor covering can have, and luxury vinyl flooring offers plenty. Whether you choose luxury vinyl plank (LVP) or luxury vinyl tile (LVT), you’ll find both are excellent options for areas where activity levels are highest, so ...
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Loose Lay Flooring

Loose lay flooring is loosely laid on top of the subfloor of a space. This floating flooring option makes for a quick install with beautiful results. Though installation instructions may vary depending on manufacturer or installer, typically loose lay flooring is installed by first gluing down ...
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Dekton

Dekton is a product made from a mixture of inorganic raw materials found in glass, porcelain tile and natural quartz. The process by which it is made combines technologies from these three industries, resulting in a proprietary new advancement called Particle Sintering Technology (PST), developed ...
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Maybree with HDC

More is more with Nova Floor’s Maybree flooring, a stunning assortment of rigid core floating luxury vinyl planks and marble-like tiles in gorgeous finishes and multiple estate-sizes for today’s modern home. Maybree offers all the things you already love about NovaFloor, plus more—longer, wider, ...
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Luminations Encore

Luminations Encore hard surface flooring is like a composite. The layers are fused together under high heat and pressure to make a solid core. The high density core is made with pure materials that are tightly bonded with polymers. Extremely durable and impact resistant, this product is durable for ...
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Lyndon Plus

With NovaFloor’s Lyndon Plus luxury vinyl flooring, you’ll never have to sacrifice style for affordability again. Enjoy impeccable designs with a durable, kid and pet-proof construction, all at a budget-friendly price point. With best-selling colors like Apple Caramel, it’s no wonder Lyndon Plus ...
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What are VOCs?

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are compounds that have high vapor pressure andlow water solubility. Many VOCs are human-made chemicals that are often used infloorings. VOCs are gases from certain solids or liquids and include a variety ofchemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term ...
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The New Laminates

One of the most popular floorings are the new laminates. They are a beautiful anddurable wood flooring product that has gotten even better within the last few years.Many of the new laminates now have excellent water resistance, eliminating the seampuckering of the old products from years past. The ...
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MoHawk Versatech Vinyl Sheet

MoHawk has an excellent line of sheet vinyl out with extremely detailed prints andfull waterproof protection. There is no worry of liquid getting in between a click systemwith a solid sheet of vinyl, making this flooring ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, andlaundry rooms. The surface is protected by a ...
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How to Clean Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is one of the most durable flooring types on the market, and it’simportant to clean your floors frequently and with the correct cleaning agents. Here is how to safely clean your laminate without damaging the wear layer:Sweep regularly. Bristle brooms, microfiber mops, or a vacuum ...
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How to Clean LVP Flooring

Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) is one of the most durable flooring types on the market, butdirt can scratch the coating on your tile. It’s important to clean your floors frequentlyand with the correct cleaning agents. Here is how to safely clean your LVP withoutdamaging the wear layer:Sweep regularly. ...
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Everlife Flooring

On the lookout for all that’s hot and happening in the premium flooring world? Designers rely on this ultra-versatile lineup because it strikes the perfect balance of modern and classic. We’ve got your dream projects covered with Everlife LVT, porcelain, and natural stone —and of-the-moment ...
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Southwind Flooring

At Flooring Inspirations in Janesville, WI we are now carrying Southwind carpet, LVP, LVT, and WPC products. Southwind Flooring is located in Dalton, Georgia USA. They provide jobs locally and around the country, selling flooring locally and around the country. Their experienced staff is ...
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American Made

At Flooring Inspirations in Janesville, WI we carry many different types of floorings and are proud to carry many American made luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), laminate, and hardwood floorings. RevWood, Wellsridge, Solitech Plus, Trends in Rigid, Cheney, Mullican, and MoHawk.For LVT we carry 20 mils ...
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Endless Capability

We often get asked what kinds of work we are capable of at our Janesville, WI location. At Flooring Inspirations, we have completed construction for many large companies to small residential homes in the area. Commercial porcelain and ceramic tile, VCT, LVT, LVP, carpet tile, commercial broadloom ...
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InHaus Sono Eclipse

InHaus Sono Eclipse is the next generation of waterproof locking products. It is PVC free rigid core flooring made from a mineral deposit core. It is 100% waterproof and watertight, made for use in kitchens, below grade, and three season rooms. No PVCs, Formaldehyde, or plasticizers.Sono Eclipse is ...
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Trends Republic Elite Collection LVT

Trends Republic Elite Collection LVT (luxury vinyl tile) is a premium rigid core flooring with an industry leading sound-dampening, comfort, and durability. The scratch shield advanced finish technology is a blend of polyurethane and acrylic. This is one of the most durable finishes in the flooring ...
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Tarkett ProGen LVT

Tarkett’s Luxury Vinyl Flooring will have you falling in love again every single day. This full range of LVT flooring solution has the style and easy installation that’s just right for you, from traditional floating floors and the latest Rigid Core technology that click into place, to the creative ...
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TruTex Vinyl Sheet

TruTEX™ goes where other floors can’t. This unique technology installs over most existingfloor coverings and greatly reduces the time spent preparing concrete and plywoodsubfloors. From kids’ bathrooms to damp basements, trust the TruTEX moisturemanagement system to enhance the life, beauty and ...
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Soniclean Cordless Stick Vacuums

The Soniclean Cordless Stick Vacuum is the perfect tool for cleaning your hardwood, engineered stone, stone, tile, laminate, vinyl, LVT, and LVP floorings. Soniclean is a powerful, lightweight, and versatile cordless vacuum specifically designed to effectively and properly clean your home. ...
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Soniclean Vacuums

Using the right vacuum cleaner can extend the life of your carpet, thoroughly clean your carpet, and enhance the look and feel of your carpet. MoHawk has partnered with Soniclean to produce a quality vacuum with sonic cleaning technology to provide an extremely effective, non-abrasive vacuum ...
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Graber Cellular Shades

Graber cellular shades bring warmth to a room and protect LVT, carpet, and hardwood floorings from damaging UV light. Cellular shades offer excellent energy efficiency for the home as well as protecting decor from sun damage. The fabric makes the shade. It determines how well the shade ...
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Graber Solar Shades

Protect your LVT, carpet, and hardwood floorings from solar damage with custom Graber solar shades. The Graber solar shades are available in many different materials and options for even the most discriminant homeowner. No matter what type of flooring you have, most warranties exclude excessive ...
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LVT & LVP Tile Cutting

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) are the fastest growing products in the flooring industry. They are fairly easy to install if you have the right tools. For relatively easy installation a tile cutter is highly recommended. Tile cutters come in all different price ranges ...
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Paramount LVT

Paramount Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) or Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) is a 100% waterproof rigid click flooring available in several different options. The differences in the mils wear layer and board size and variation determine the pricing per square foot. The board variation is how frequent the print ...
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LVT Warranties Definitions

Joint Integrity warrants that during the period of the warranty, the locking system contained in the flooring will not fail. Manufacturing Defect warrants that during the period of the warranty, the flooring will be free from manufacturing defects. Staining warrants that during the period of ...
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American Made LVT: MoHawk Solidtech Plus

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is the fastest growing flooring trend in the United States. MoHawk has a quality LVT made in the USA that carries excellent warranties called Solidtech Plus. Solidtech Plus is a rigid core, click together LVT with an attached pad and a 20 mils wear layer and a lifetime ...
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MoHawk RevWood Waterproof Laminate

The new laminates are excellent with some of the hardest wear surfaces for flooring aside from porcelain or ceramic. RevWood Plus and RevWood Select by MoHawk are waterproof laminates with lifetime wear warranties, waterproof warranties, and MoHawks patented uniclic system to provide waterproofing ...
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Rigid Core vs Flexible LVT

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is available in many different varieties. Board rigidness is definitely a consideration when choosing an LVT. The tiles or planks are available in a soft flexible plank, semi-flexible plank, or rigid core plank. Typically, the expense of the LVT will increase with the ...
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Can LVT be installed in a Bathroom?

Luxury Vile Tiles (LVT) is a popular choice for residential flooring recently. It is very durable, easy to install, and now most of it is “waterproof”. But it is important to know waterproof does not mean watertight. The vinyl planks themselves are indeed waterproof. It’s how the planks lock ...
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Triesta Carpet

Triesta is an innovative carpet fiber used by MoHawk that is unlike any carpet fiber on the market. Trieste is substantially more durable and softer than polyester. It also has no open dye sites, meaning the carpet fibers are created in the color they are not solution dyed. This makes Triesta ...
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Armstrong Rigid Core Vantage LVT

Armstrong Vantage Rigid core LVT is an excellent rigid click LVT that has a 20 mils wear layer. It is in extra long plank formats at 60” long with a 7” width. The expressive designs look very realistic with embossed in register texture. This gives the boards the look and feel of real wood. ...
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Types of LVT

There are several different types of luxury vinyl tile (LVT); glue down, click, rigid core click, and gravity plank. The versatility of the LVT will help you choose which option is best for many different installations. Glue down planks can be a flexible or a rigid plank and are some of the ...
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Installing LVT Glue Down Planks

Installing glue down Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) can be intimidating at first. A lot of people choose the click-lock planks because they are intimidated by the process of a glue down plank. Glue down planks offer the same durability of a click-lock plank and can be less expensive, and it is far ...
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Triexta vs Nylon Carpet

The most durable carpeting used to be nylon carpet for many years. MoHawk hascreated a carpet fiber called Triexta that is as strong as nylon with many more benefits.What is Triexta? Triexta is a synthetic carpet fiber made from polytrimethyleneterephthalate which has some similarities to polyester....
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Choosing the Right Gray

Gray is still on trend for this fall and nothing is more popular right now than distressed gray luxury vinyl tile (LVT) floorings. But picking the right shade of gray can be tricky. If you have golden toned wood trim or cabinets the wrong gray LVT can look green. If you have a cherry based wood ...
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What is the wear layer on Luxury Vinyl Tile and Laminate?

One of the first things people will ask when shopping for luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and laminate is: “What are the mils on this product?” Mils is the thickness of the wear layer over the printed picture on each plank or tile to protect it. This term often is confusing to shoppers as they think it ...
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Laminate vs LVT

Laminate and Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) are both great floorings with a lot of benefits. They are both very durable and easy to install. The laminate is a click together plank, while the LVT can be in click together or glue down planks. The laminate is a print over a wood composite, and the LVT is ...
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How to Clean LVT

​Though naturally scratch, scuff, stain, and water resistant, LVT (luxury vinyl tile) does require basic cleaning methods to best maintain. Most standard flooring cleaning tools are great for LVT — brooms, vacuums and mops all do the trick. On a regular basis, it is best to dry sweep LVT and ...
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What is Luxury Vinyl Tile?

For many years sheet vinyl flooring was considered the best choice for affordable waterproof flooring in bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens. It has great patterns and colors, is fairly durable, and has great stain resistance. The problem was it is prone to tearing and can be quite hard ...
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Carpet Tile

What is carpet tile?Carpet tile is simply square pieces cut from a larger, wall to wall, piece of carpet that can be pieced back together. They are easier to ship, lift, and install, as well as to replace. There are three different styles of tile: tufted, needle punctured, and woven. Most of the ...
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Waterproof Luxury Planks

Looking for a waterproof floor? Something that won’t get ruined if it gets wet from the kids or pets, after a day in the pool? Don’t want to deal with the liveliness of laminates or engineered wood?Choosing a waterproof flooring can be tricky as some things will say they’re waterproof when they ...
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Luxury Flooring

What is Luxury flooring?Luxury vinyl comes in two forms LVT and LVP.LVP or Luxury Vinyl Plank, this flooring mimics natural hardwood floors without the costly price tags. It’s also more water resistant compared to natural wood and doesn’t breathe or move as wood does depending on humidity and ...
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All about Carpeting

Choosing the right carpet for your homeWhy choose to put carpet in your home? Carpet is normally put in bedrooms and living rooms, if not in the whole house save for the bathrooms, kitchens and basements or garages. Most people like carpet because it keeps the floor soft and warm, and reduces noise;...
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Tile in your home

Tile from Flooring Inspirations in Janesville, WI
When tiling your house or having an installer tile your house there are a few things to remember before you decide on anything. Where is your tile going? Is this going outside or in your bathroom? Are you using the tile for walls or for floors? Is this a backsplashWhen tiling your bathroom you want ...
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