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Luxury Vinyl Installation Company In McHenry, Illinois

When you need floors that provide comfort, resilient feel, with a well-designed look, consider luxury vinyl. The experts at Complete Floor Coverings can help you find a style to suit your style and needs.

Our luxury vinyl flooring installation service area includes McHenry and the surrounding cities in Northern Illinois and South Wisconsin including:

Algonquin, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox Lake, Genoa City, Hebron, Richmond, Twin Lakes, Volo, Wilmot, Wonderlake, and Woodstock.

What Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring?

The plastic-looking floors that were once susceptible to scratching and scuffing, are now stronger, easy to clean, and wear-resistant than their earlier iterations. Available in sheets, tiles (LVT), or planks (LVP), today’s vinyl flooring comes in a huge variety of colors, patterns, and trendy designs, with many high-end styles replicating look and feel of popular materials such as real ceramic tile, stone, and wood.

Luxury vinyl tile is the top shelf choice in high-end vinyl flooring, providing a more affordable choice to costly flooring materials such as natural stone or hardwood.

Components of Luxury Vinyl Floors

Vinyl flooring is constructed in multiple layers. From bottom to top:

  • Backing: The bottom of the vinyl flooring that will serve as the material that will bond between the vinyl floor and the underlayment.
  • Inner Core: Typically made out of a combination of foam and vinyl, the inner core will be the thickest layer of your flooring.
  • Print Layer: Also known as the decorative layer, this is what defines what your floors look like in terms of color, grain and pattern.
  • Wear Layer: At the top of all vinyl flooring products, the wear layer is the most important layer of all. The thicker the wear layer, the more durable the vinyl floor will be. The wear layer is also known as the protective top layer of mil layer.

Types of Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Printed Vinyl Floors

With printed vinyl, patterns are printed using a paper top coat placed directly on a thin vinyl surface and then covered with several layers of clear vinyl or urethane to produce a protective wear layer. Also referred to as rotovinyl, this type of vinyl is the economic option to inlaid vinyl but is less durable.

Inlaid Vinyl Floors

Inlaid vinyl floors achieve their color and textured surface through a process that places tiny vinyl granules on the backing, forcing them up to the wear surface. This creates a much heavier, extremely durable floor, as vinyl is used throughout the entire thickness of the flooring. And because the color goes through the material from the bottom to the top, any eventual chips and scrapes are much less noticeable.