Why Floridians love luxury vinyl flooring

Everyone loves luxury vinyl flooring (LVF)! This material gives a completely worry-free floor with a stylish, high-end look. You can have glamorous hardwood floors or sophisticated stone or tile ones, at a budget-friendly price.

Paradise Floors and More considers our company a "flooring paradise." We make your floor shopping exciting, fun, and stress-free. We're well-known in the flooring industry in the Sarasota area. Our mission has always been to provide the highest quality product at the most competitive prices.

It's all about image

The photographic image, that is. This remarkably realistic mimic of wood, tile, and stone has an image layer that's taken with 3D photography. That makes it ultra-clear and vibrant; you will see knots, fine grains, swirls, and veining variations. If the photo is fuzzy, dull, or lacking in detail, it's probably of lesser quality.

These floors are embossed. It is a feature that gives the floor depth and dimension. It also provides textured appearances, such a wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered and distressed.

Adding to the realism, the flooring can be cut into planks, called luxury vinyl plank (or LVP). Vinyl strips are mounted on boards to mimic hardwood planks. You can also get it cut into square, groutable tile-sized pieces, LVT Flooring.

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While the core is directly related to stability and waterproof capabilities, it is the wear layer that affects durability. This product is layered and the top layer is a clear, melamine sheet that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. It also keeps spills sitting at the top waiting to be wiped off. The wear layer should be thick; it comes in six, 12, or 20 mils.

Thicker vinyl is better, too. That makes it stronger, but it also will hide subfloor imperfections. It is available in thicknesses of two mm to eight mm.

Other reasons to love it include:


  • Low maintenance. All it needs is a daily sweep. Mop periodically with a damp mop and a manufacturer-approved cleaner. Avoid waxy, shine-promoting cleaners.
  • Fast, uncomplicated installation. This is a floating floor where the pieces first click together to form a mat. Then it hovers over an existing subfloor without needed nails, staples, or adhesives. Subfloors need to be dry, clean, and even.

To learn more about luxury vinyl flooring, visit the Paradise Floors and More showroom in Sarasota, FL. We serve Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice. Ask about our estimates.