Understanding Vinyl Acronyms (LVT, LVP, EVP)

We carry versatile and lovely vinyl flooring options.

In recent years, vinyl has dramatically improved in style and performance. But with these improvements, browsing through our wide selection of vinyl has become quite the task. The team at Floor Coverings International® is here to help! Our floor-purchasing process makes it easy to choose the perfect vinyl style for your home. We set up a consultation with our Design Associates to help you choose which type of flooring will go best with your space. We'll send our Mobile Flooring Showroom to you, so you can see how our luxury vinyl options look and feel in the comfort of your own home.

Doing a little research beforehand will help you know what to discuss during the consultation. Knowing what vinyl acronyms stand for and understanding the difference between them will help you get the right flooring for your kitchen, bathroom, and other rooms.

Read on to learn about three popular types of luxury vinyl flooring you can use in your home.

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Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring provides a realistic wood and stone look using 3D printing technology to mimic the texture of the real thing. It's a water-resistant and low-maintenance material available at a cost-effective price point that will last for many years. A protective coating covers the textured vinyl, increasing its resistance to scratching, staining, and wear. Some LVP products have peel-off backing and others are installed with a click-and-lock method similar to laminate flooring.

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Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring

The style of vinyl you choose ultimately depends on personal preference. If you prefer luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring pieces, they typically have the appearance of stone, and it's waterproof with a rich texture and color that is strikingly similar to the real thing. There are a great variety of options in our inventory, so you're bound to find a design that will fit right in with your interior design. Some types of LVT can be installed using peel-off backing, while others are installed with full-spread adhesive.

Engineered Vinyl Plank Flooring

Another style is engineered vinyl plank (EVP) flooring, which has a rigid core made of fiberboard that's excellent for areas with minor irregularities in the subfloor. It also has a bottom layer of cork used for cushioning, added comfort, and sound absorption. This fiberboard core is often referred to as high-density fiberboard (HDF) or medium-density fiberboard (MDF). These options are either comparable in performance or better than plywood cores, which are used for many engineered hardwood and laminate flooring products.

Choose the Best Vinyl Flooring for Your Home!

For more assistance choosing the right vinyl product for your home, call the experts at Floor Coverings International®. We're happy to schedule a free, in-home consultation with our knowledgeable Design Associates who can help you decide on the best vinyl style for your property. No matter what room you're installing it in, you can get a class design that never goes out of style. Using our Mobile Flooring Showroom®, we bring all our vinyl flooring samples straight to you!

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After the design consultation, you will receive a complete proposal to help you stay within budget. You choose the flooring style you prefer, and we'll take care of the installation process with the best results.

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Let Our Vinyl Flooring Gallery Come To You

No other flooring company has the customer satisfaction that we do! We are proud to bring the shopping experience to your door with our Mobile Flooring Showroom®. Choose from quality vinyl styles that look just like wood and stone at price points that will fit your budget. Once you decide, you can count on us to efficiently install it and leave you with floors that are meant to last. At Floor Coverings International®, our process makes customers for life.

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