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Vinyl Flooring in Ithaca, NY

Bringing high-end looks and enduring functions, luxury vinyl flooring is a beautiful addition to nearly any interior. With thousands of resilient looks inspired by all the hottest hardwood and stone textures, vinyl tile and vinyl plank are perfect for taking on the day’s challenges without withholding on style.


At Bishops Carpet One Floor & Home of Ithaca, NY, we’re the region’s favorite destination for more intelligent flooring solutions. We can help you find the perfect vinyl flooring for your home or business. Here’s a quick overview of vinyl flooring.


Types of Vinyl Flooring


Today’s vinyl flooring can be found in two stunning forms: vinyl tile and vinyl plank. Both flooring types boast similar construction and are mainly defined by appearance. For the most natural stone or artisan tile designs, choose vinyl tile. This manufactured tile can be customized into countless floor and wall installations without using grout.


For high-end hardwood designs, consider vinyl plank. With designs emulating all the hottest hardwood species and finishes, there are options to please every style palette.  Vinyl plank won’t absorb moisture which tends to lead to damage in the flooring and subfloor. You can have the look of hardwood anywhere in your home without the worry of moisture causing damage. Luxury vinyl planks also make great pet proof flooring. Their durable wear layer makes them resistant to claws and pet accidents.


Is Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?


All vinyl flooring is intended to resist regular moisture and wear. However, only certain products are 100% waterproof.  Waterproof vinyl flooring is equipped with an absorbent cork backing and a sturdy, watertight core. As a result, even the most challenging splashes and spills are trapped on your floor’s surface where they’ll no longer pose obstacles. Remove spills using a clean towel and a bit of water and worry no more.


Waterproof vinyl flooring comes with several different benefits. Not only will you get time back from your weekly cleaning routine, but you also no longer will worry about accidentally missing a spill or mess. Waterproof vinyl flooring creates a watertight seal between your floors and subfloors, so accidental messes will not cause long-term damage. Waterproof vinyl flooring is also a hypoallergenic option because there is nowhere for dust or dirt to hide, and because it does not absorb moisture, there is nowhere for bacteria to thrive and grow.


Where Can Vinyl Flooring Be Installed?


Vinyl flooring is intended for all types of interior spaces. Although we once considered it strictly “kitchen and bath” flooring, nothing could be further from the truth today. Our experts recommend opting for waterproof versions of your favorite products if you live with pets and little kids. Regardless of your needs, we promise there are countless options to achieve our goals.


With vinyl planks there are different installation options depending on the type of luxury vinyl you choose. There is the traditional glue down method that creates a permanent bond. There is also a floating floor installation, which is the most popular because it does not require adhesive, is less time consuming during the installation process and can be walked on the same day it is installed.


Our Luxury Vinyl Selection


Bishops Carpet One Floor & Home is greater Ithaca’s favorite destination for better flooring. We carry an expansive inventory of vinyl flooring, including stunning brands like Invincible, Earthscapes, and COREtec. Please visit us soon at 363 Elmira Road in Ithaca, NY, to browse our latest product displays.


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