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Luxury Vinyl Floors in San Rafael, CA

Vinyl flooring is an intelligent solution to all common flooring dilemmas. There are thousands of stylish vinyl floors for all your needs and wants, and you can kiss your water worries goodbye forever- it’s perfect for kitchens, laundry rooms, and mudrooms.


At City Carpets Carpet One Floor & Home of San Rafael, CA, we love helping people find a floor they love for their style or space, and can tell you that you don’t have to give up high-end flooring to fit into your family’s busy life!


We offer excellent options by the best luxury vinyl brands, including:


  • Invincible
  • Earthscapes
  • COREtec Technology
  • Verostone


Here are things to consider as you shop for luxury vinyl flooring.


Best Types of Vinyl Flooring


There are several types of vinyl flooring to choose from.


  • Sheet vinyl is the most budget-friendly choice and is popular with property managers tasked with covering a larger area. Newer printing technologies have resulted in amazing visuals that capture the grains of real hardwood and other pricier materials. Sheet vinyl is moisture resistant, can be installed with minimal seams, and is sold in convenient rolls.


  • Luxury vinyl plank is a perfect wood alternative. It boasts a similar texture and appearance, but vinyl is easy to repair than wood and can withstand heavy usage. Its advanced photo-imaging layer is inspired by actual hardwood grains, and a clear, sturdy topcoat protects against dents, scratches, and moisture damages. Vinyl plank can be used in spaces where wood isn’t welcome, like the kitchen & bath. It can even be used in homes where other rooms already have actual hardwood, since it looks so much like the real thing.


  • Luxury vinyl tile looks like high-end granite, marble, or ceramic tile. While traditional tile will always be popular, vinyl tile comes in handy when you need a floor that requires minimal attention. It’s incredibly resilient and won’t easily scratch, dent, or stain. From easy peel-and-stick options to tile designed to click tightly together, vinyl tile is for everyone.


Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?


All types of luxury vinyl floors can resist scratches, dents, moisture, but only select options are fully waterproof.


Waterproof luxury vinyl flooring works hard to trap any unexpected splashes at the floor’s surface, where it can be swept clear with a paper towel. This hardworking tile can go directly over different subfloors, and style options run the full gamut from trendy to traditional.


Waterproof versions of your favorite vinyl options look and feel like their moisture-resistant counterparts: the differences lie in hidden features. With its sturdy cork backing and absorbent core, you can rest assured that even the worst spills won't stain or damage your floor or subfloor.


Waterproof vinyl flooring is especially popular for kitchen & bathroom projects.


  • WPC, or wood plastic composite flooring, is a resilient vinyl floor considered 100% waterproof. WPC is a natural choice for classrooms, hospital rooms, and industrial kitchens. But you won’t want to write off these lovely tiles and planks for your home, either.


  • Rigid core is another hybrid vinyl that’s waterproof to the core. It’s warm to stand on, comfortable to walk on, and can manage heavy use. Rigid core is so easy to install, and so realistic in its visuals, it’s an excellent choice for all types of spaces.


Parents and pet owners take note: you’ll love these realistic visuals in the living room, and you won’t have to worry about any accidents the day might bring.


Where Can I Install Vinyl Floors?

Vinyl flooring is a floor for all seasons- literally. Use it in all your interior spaces, whether residential or commercial.


The installation process, itself, is much simpler than installing actual hardwood, since your luxury vinyl requires neither nails nor adhesives.


Enjoy vinyl floors in spaces like:


  • Bedrooms
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Hallways
  • Dens
  • Dining Rooms
  • Kids’ Rooms
  • Stairs
  • Foyers
  • Offices
  • Retail
  • Public Facilities


Can I Install My Own Luxury Vinyl?


Although vinyl flooring is easy to install than other flooring types, there are still necessary steps needed to ensure a perfect result.


This is where it truly pays to do your research first. Preparing your room is an essential step that needs to be done before you can start laying down luxury vinyl planks or tiles. If your subfloor is concrete, you’ll want to examine the area for large holes or cracks, or other uneven areas.


Although it’s okay to install new flooring over existing vinyl, make sure that the old flooring is intact before moving forward. Dents or holes in concrete can be leveled out using a trowel. Lastly, make sure your subfloor is clean and dry before installation begins.


Sound like a complicated process? It can be if it’s outside of your comfort level! Ask us about professional flooring installation options if you have any concerns.  


Shop Luxury Vinyl Flooring in San Rafael, CA

City Carpets Carpet One Floor & Home is delighted to be Carpet One Floor & Home members, the nation's largest cooperative of independent flooring stores. This means we can always offer you the buying power of over a thousand stores around the continent.


Please visit us soon at 555 E. Francisco Boulevard in San Rafael, CA, to browse our latest vinyl flooring displays or schedule a free estimate.

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