What is LVP Flooring?

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Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring has taken the flooring industry by storm in recent years. If you’re not familiar with it, LVP is a type of vinyl flooring that mimics the look of hardwood or stone flooring. It’s a popular choice for homeowners who want the beauty of hardwood or stone without the high cost or maintenance requirements.

What is LVP flooring made of?

LVP is made of several layers, including a backing layer, a vinyl layer, a photographic layer that mimics the look of wood or stone, and a wear layer that protects the flooring from scratches and dents. The layers are fused together to create a durable, waterproof, and low-maintenance flooring option that is perfect for any room in the home. The manufacturing process for LVP involves several steps, including:

  1. Mixing raw materials: The raw materials used to make LVP include PVC (polyvinyl chloride) resin, plasticizers, and other additives. These materials are mixed together in a large mixer until they form a homogeneous paste.
  2. Extrusion: The mixture is then fed into an extruder, which melts and shapes the material into a long, thin sheet. The sheet is then cooled and cut into smaller pieces.
  3. Printing: A high-definition printer is used to print a realistic wood grain pattern onto the surface of the LVP. This is done using a high-quality ink that is resistant to fading and wear.
  4. Embossing: An embossing roller is used to give the LVP texture and depth. This creates a more realistic wood-like appearance and also helps to improve slip resistance.
  5. Cutting: The LVP is then cut into planks of various lengths and widths, depending on the desired final product.
  6. Finishing: The planks are coated with a protective layer of polyurethane or similar material to protect the surface from scratches and other types of wear and tear.

Advantages of LVP flooring


One of the biggest advantages of LVP is its durability. Unlike hardwood, which can scratch and dent easily, LVP is designed to withstand high traffic and wear and tear. It’s perfect for homes with children or pets, or for high-traffic areas like entryways and hallways. The wear layer on LVP is so strong that it can even resist stains, making it a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms.


Another advantage of LVP is its waterproofness. Unlike hardwood or even some types of tile, LVP can be installed in any room of the home, including basements, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. It’s also a great option for homes in areas with high humidity, as it won’t warp or swell like hardwood can.

Cost effective

Finally, LVP is a cost-effective flooring option. While hardwood or stone can cost a pretty penny, LVP can give you the look of these high-end materials for a fraction of the cost. It’s also low-maintenance, which means you won’t need to spend a lot of time or money on upkeep.


In conclusion, Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring is a popular, durable, waterproof, and cost-effective flooring option that can give your home the look of hardwood or stone without the high cost or maintenance requirements. If you’re considering new flooring for your home, contact Creative Flooring Solutions for the installation and be sure to check out LVP as an option.

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