Luxury Vinyl Flooring in the Bay Area

Luxury vinyl flooring combines affordability, low maintenance, and high style. Made to capture the authentic looks of hardwood, tile, or stone, luxury vinyl offers looks to suit any home decor. Resilient and stylish, luxury vinyl adds visual appeal and provides a practical and long-lasting flooring option for your home.

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Top luxury vinyl products

Kid-friendly, pet-friendly vinyl flooring

Engineered with advanced technology, COREtec stands up to the challenges of active households. Its durable surface resists scratches and stains, making it ideal for homes with children and pets. The waterproof design ensures protection against spills and accidents, providing peace of mind for busy families. COREtec offers a stylish array of designs, textures, and colors, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of vinyl flooring without compromising on practicality.

Waterproof vinyl flooring

Endura Plus vinyl flooring delivers unparalleled performance and style. Engineered to withstand spills and moisture, Endura Plus provides a worry-free solution for areas prone to water exposure. Its waterproof design not only ensures durability but also safeguards against stains and damage, making it an ideal choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and other high-moisture spaces. With a diverse selection of colors and textures, Endura Plus brings a touch of sophistication to your interiors while offering the peace of mind that comes with superior waterproof flooring.

Why Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl is an exceptional flooring choice, not only for its stylish appearance but also for its numerous practical benefits. Exceptionally easy to maintain and clean, luxury vinyl flooring is an excellent option for a busy household, particularly those with kids or pets. Luxury vinyl provides remarkable resilience against wear and tear, making it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas. Its waterproof properties further enhance its durability, ensuring long-lasting beauty and performance in various rooms of your home, including the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room. At The Floor Store, we carry a variety of luxury vinyl plank and tile options in today's most popular styles. So you can find the option best for your home. 

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What To Expect During Installation

Vinyl floor installation can be a tricky business. At The Floor Store, we suggest you have your vinyl flooring professionally installed. Our installation staff has experience with the heavy, challenging work that it takes to ensure a vinyl floor comes out looking the best it can. Any of our Floor Store locations can help you with your installation needs. We can also help you know what to expect before, during, and after your vinyl floor installation.

As with any flooring installation, you’ll need to clear the room of furniture and other items before the vinyl is installed. It may be necessary to remove baseboards and molding in advance; be sure to ask your installer about this. Vinyl floors can be installed on virtually any surface, but imperfections below may show. For this reason, you must talk to an installation professional about your flooring substrate (the material on which the flooring will be installed) before installation. Depending on your subfloor, you may need an underlayment laid before the vinyl is put in place. This will help ensure the surface is smooth, dry, and free of imperfections.

Once your substrate is ready to go, vinyl will be installed. Vinyl can be installed with one of three techniques: full spread, perimeter adhered, or floating installation. With full-spread installation, installers apply adhesive to the entire substrate. With perimeter adhered installation, the adhesive is only applied to seams and perimeters of the vinyl flooring. Finally, a floating vinyl installation is when no adhesive is used to glue the vinyl to the substrate. As with any other flooring product, it’s important to be prepared and know what to expect when installing vinyl.

After installation, if you are sensitive to dust and odors, good ventilation should be established for 48 to 72 hours to make sure that dust from the installation settles. From there, routine care and maintenance are up to you!

Care & Maintenance Tips

Luxury vinyl offers an easily maintainable flooring solution, ensuring effortless cleanliness in your home. Regular cleaning is crucial to eliminate loose dirt and debris that may cause damage over time. Establishing a cleaning routine that involves frequent sweeping, the frequency of which depends on the room's traffic, and weekly mopping will maintain the floor's pristine condition.

Here are 10 tips for taking care of your luxury vinyl flooring:

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No one knows how to care for a luxury vinyl floor better than those who made it, so follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Sweep or vacuum several times a week or more if conditions warrant. Abrasive dirt and grit tracked in may dull the finish over time in high-traffic areas.

Use protective mats both inside and outside exterior entrances to catch dirt, debris, ice, and snow.

Avoid rubber-backed mats that can discolor floors unless mats are specifically warranted as colorfast.

Beater brushes on vacuum cleaners are not recommended because they may scratch the finish.

Use felt protectors or heavy cardboard when moving furniture or appliances.

Use non-staining nylon cups or glides under furniture legs to avoid permanent indentations.

A mop and warm water are usually enough for a simple cleanup.

Do not let a spill sit. Liquids, juices, red wine, or pet urine can stain if left unattended.

Never use abrasive cleaning tools, cleaners, or compounds.

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Dealing with dirt

It is easy to keep your luxury vinyl flooring clean and free of dirt and debris. Regular sweeping effectively removes loose debris, while occasional damp mopping provides a deeper clean for a lasting, pristine appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is a specific type of plastic. Vinyl flooring is a product made by layering different materials, including vinyl. The most common type of vinyl floor consists of four layers: a felt, fiberglass, or vinyl backing; a core layer; a decorative layer with the flooring pattern; and a final “wear layer” on top that protects the flooring from scratches and scuffs.

“Resilient flooring” is a term used for flooring with some elasticity. This is the case with vinyl, a firm flooring product with a bit of “give.” The terms vinyl and resilient flooring are often used interchangeably. However, it’s important to note that there are some non-vinyl, resilient flooring options, including cork, rubber, and linoleum. If you have questions about any resilient flooring product, a Floor Store associate would be happy to help. Give us a call or stop by today.

No, vinyl is available as sheets, planks, or tiles, presenting various options to express your creativity.

No, they’re not. While both products are resilient flooring examples, they are manufactured from completely different materials. While vinyl flooring consists of vinyl, felt, and fiberglass, linoleum is made from natural materials such as linseed oil, tree resin, cork dust, and wood flour.

Vinyl flooring can be installed in any room in the house, including rooms at, above, or below grade (ground level). It can also be installed over almost any subfloor (concrete, wood, vinyl) as long as it is smooth and level. If the subfloor has imperfections, they may show through the vinyl.