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Design Tip Tuesday - Luxury Vinyl Plank

Updated: Mar 5


-Client picking out flooring for an upcoming basement finish project.


Luxury Vinyl Plank


Luxury Vinyl Plank (or LVP) is my design tip this week. Perfect for so many applications, LVP is a manufactured flooring that is approved for below grade, affordable, low maintenance, and a floating floor install system, which allows it to go over many pre-existing floors.


I first installed LVP five years ago when there was a limited amount of selections and companies to choose from. It performed exactly as promised and the client (who was worried it would be like Pergo, a laminate) said everyone thought it was real wood!


I then installed it in my own basement. I thought it would be cold and I would have to buy some area rugs. Wrong... because of the cork backing, it was warmer then I thought it would be and still am rug-less!


-Another current basement remodel project where we are removing carpet and putting in LVP

-Popular floor I have used many times... CoreTec’s Blackstone Oak

LVP comes in faux wood, faux ceramic or porcelain tile, faux bamboo, faux concrete tiles... it has so many colors and variations that can accommodate every design style!


With advancements LVP has a thicker millimeter layer making it scratch resistant, and many have a texture to them so they are safe for stairs, animals, and running in socks🤣.

- LVP in a mid-century modern main floor remodel

Often times clients are worried LVP will look cheap and that they really should just do real hardwood floors. When pressed why, they struggle to have an actual justification. The stigma of manufactured, faux wood is lessening, but it still has negative association for some.


Don‘t get me wrong... I love REAL hardwood floors! But, when a client comes to me saying they have a tight budget and two big dogs, how is wood floors the answer?


Or they love wood, but are finishing a basement.


Or they have a pool that kids run in and out from to the bathroom and need a waterproof solution.


Or a lake cabin? Have done a few of those...including my own family cabin remodel!


My point is, it may be the answer you were looking for!


MORE EXAMPLES OF LVP:

-Choosing a LVP for a porch remodel


-After with Tru Cor Sequoia


-Main floor remodel with LVP throughout


-Faux hickory LVP in recent unfinished basement project.



-CoreTec Vela faux stone LVP in a kitchen remodel



-LVP in a (previous 2 season porch) dining room and kitchen remodel


Interested in LVP?

Contact me and I will help you decide if it is a good solution for you and help you narrow down the hundreds of choices to a few!

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Jeanna Letzring, Owner/Interior Designer

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