Hardwood floors are among the most desired flooring surfaces for residents of West Columbia, Lexington & Irmo SC. However, depending on the needs of the homeowner, natural hardwood isn’t always the best fit. Our experts at Floor Coverings International Columbia suggest that wood vinyl flooring is a great option for homeowners with an eye on price, beauty, and durability.

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What is Wood Vinyl Flooring?

Wood vinyl flooring is no different from any other type of vinyl flooring. It just has a hardwood image printed on the vinyl’s design layer. Modern high definition printing technology allows this hardwood image to look amazingly realistic and indistinguishable from the real thing. Many homeowners desire antique hardwood, dark hardwood, and other exotic hardwoods. However, these homeowners may not desire the price and maintenance that comes with those real hardwoods. Wood vinyl’s design layer can be printed in virtually any style of hardwood you can think of!

How is Wood Vinyl Flooring Shaped?

Vinyl flooring is made of several layers of materials that include polyvinyl chloride (PVC) chips, fiberglass, foam gel, and urethane. They are then formed into vinyl sheets or vinyl tiles. However, our experts at Floor Coverings International Columbia recommend you pick wood vinyl planks because they most closely emulate real hardwood planks. That picture above is vinyl plank wood flooring.

Why Should You Choose Wood Vinyl Flooring?

There are many reasons to select wood vinyl flooring.   Our experts at Floor Coverings International Columbia give their top three:

  1. Wood vinyl flooring is less expensive than solid hardwood flooring, costing you less money in materials and installation. Vinyl flooring is one of the most cost efficient flooring options available today.
  2. Wood vinyl flooring is durable. Vinyl flooring’s complex composition makes it resistant to water damage and highly resilient to scratching and stuffing. Many true hardwood floors will eventually suffer from warping and bowing from moisture damage.
  3. Wood vinyl flooring is comfortable. Vinyl flooring is part of the resilient flooring category, which means it has a little “give.” That’s why vinyl floors can be a terrific fit for homes with children, elderly people, and pets.


Our experts at Floor Coverings International Columbia would love to chat with you about all your flooring questions. And don’t miss out on this deal – we offer free in-home estimates and design consultations to residents of West Columbia, Lexington & Irmo SC.