Things To Know When Buying Vinyl And LVT Flooring

ProSource | 3/5/2016 | Product Information

Samples From Showroom

The samples from which you selected your floor typically exhibit less than two square feet, while your floor will typically comprise hundreds if not thousands of times that area, and again no two pieces are exactly alike. A sample has also aged for an undetermined time period and in varying degrees of exposure, while your new floor has not yet had the opportunity to do so. Do not expect a sample to exhibit all possible color and light variation you will see in your floor.

Maintenance And Warranties

Only a manufacturer makes flooring, only an installation professional can turn it into a completed floor, and only you can maintain your flooring. You should be familiar with and observe all floor care and warranty information. Use appropriate cleaning supplies suggested by the manufacturer to keep warranties intact. Failing to follow manufactures maintenance recommendations may cause entirely preventable damage to the floor.

Compared To Another Floor

Just as no two floors are alike, no two houses are alike, even though they might be next-door neighbors. Consider a few variables: Was the floor installed under exactly the same conditions by the same crew? Is the floor the same brand, grade, thickness, and identical in all respects? Did the same family live the same lifestyle in both homes? Were the floors maintained in the same way? When your floor is inspected, it stands on its own merits based on industry standards, not compared to another floor.


While the durability of enhanced urethane wear layers protects the surface from gouges, stains and moisture penetration, they are not scratch or damage proof. Manufacturer warranties cover “wearing through” the finish over a certain period of time under normal living conditions, but not scratches and dents caused by pets, unprotected furniture or other negligence.

Molding And Transitions

Molding and transitions are meant to complement flooring styles and colors and are not exact matches.

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