After all vinyl comes in a variety of colors, shades and patterns, as well as in sheets that resemble stone, tile, slate and other natural textures. Expensive vinyl is more robust and better able to handle more foot pressure with its resultant wear and tear. Some luxury wood vinyl plank floors have residential warranties and others have a commercial warranty as well. So, you should enquire about it from your wooden flooring suppliers in Newmarket before purchasing. Some major manufacturers even certify their luxury vinyl to be hypo-allergenic. You can compare the thickness of different varieties to gauge their durability. The basic, entry level products start at around 2 mm thickness and progress up to 6 mm.
There are several finishes available in luxury vinyl planks which resemble wooden flooring. A smooth finish is what most consumers are familiar with. However, you can get a more realistic floor by using a plank that has a ribbed, hand scraped or simulated finish with registered embossing. Vinyl is highly resistant to moisture and this quality makes it the best option for the bathrooms and kitchen flooring. It can be great flooring for heavy traffic areas like offices, shopping centers and schools too since it will look chic but wear hard. Ask your supplier for the UV stabilized variety when you need to install it in an area where it might be exposed to the sunlight for long hours to prevent fading.