By Donovan Gorey
Luxury Vinyl Planks (also known as LVP) is a relatively new product that competes with hardwood flooring, in that they look almost identical. Vinyl plank flooring consist of ¼” vinyl strips that can range from four, to seven inches wide and are available in a variety of lengths. The major advantages between LVP and hardwood floors are that LVP flooring is actually more durable, water resistant, and less expensive, than regular solid hardwood. So, it is safe to apply LVP flooring in damp areas in your home.

Such as any room/area close to a window or door. It works extremely well in kitchens, or bathrooms too due the fact that they are exposed to moisture quite often. These two areas are the most common areas that LVP flooring is applied. Another advantage of buying LVP flooring over bare laminate flooring is the strength and  resistance. Dishes dropped on LVP kitchen floors do not break as they would when dropped on bare laminate floors. This is solely due to the LVP floors having more layers, that are made up of 100% synthetic material. Today it is still difficult to differentiate the difference between LVP flooring and hardwood visually, but if you’re looking for a cheaper, more durable alternative to hardwood, LVP flooring may be the way to go.

Donovan Gorey is a rising senior at Damascus High School in Damascus, Maryland. 
She is helping to write blogs for A to Z Turnover Services and it is her first summer job. 

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