Luxury vinyl plank flooring from First American Carpet & Floors in Woodbridge and Stafford, VA

What is luxury vinyl plank?

Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring looks like hardwood planks. It can be installed in areas of the home that are prone to moisture or water. Waterproof vinyl will not suffer damage to the surface or structure even through extended periods of exposure to water. This practical feature, combined with good looks and a competitive price, make luxury vinyl a popular flooring choice. First American Carpet & Floors offers LVP in many wood species. We have a showroom in Stafford and Woodbridge, Virginia, that has been bringing high-quality flooring to the Stafford and Prince William county area since 1984.

Four layers

Pet-friendly LVP resists stains, scratches, dents, and other types of abrasion. Each plank is composed of four layers of materials that are bonded together. A high tech printing process gives the design layer authenticity. Luxury vinyl is thicker than standard vinyl, and this allows for deep embossing. Planks range in thickness from 2 mm to 8 mm or more. A clear wear layer protects the design layer. Look for a thickness of 20-mil or more. The backing layer protects the subfloor and provides cushioning while the core offers moisture and water protection. 


LVP is more easily installed than hardwood planks. Generally, planks are not attached to the subfloor. Instead, they fit together using a click and lock system. When complete, the floor floats above the subfloor. Ease of plank replacement when damage occurs adds to the durability of the floor. LVP can be installed over some existing flooring and radiant heat. Underlayment helps to create a quiet floor that provides cushioning so it is comfortable to walk and stand on. Underlayment can also include thermal properties, sound absorption technology, and a moisture barrier. High-quality LVP is backed by a warranty that lasts for 20 years or more.

First American Carpet & Floors serves Woodbridge, Stafford, Triangle, Fredericksburg, Lorton, Manassas, Dumfries, and Lake Ridge, Virginia. In addition to installation, our services include design consultation and carpet disposal. Our flooring specialists are trained and certified by Mohawk & Congoleum. Flooring estimates are always free. Tools like online chat and the online ‘schedule a free flooring estimate’ form get you started with your project. We’d love to meet you and show you all the latest flooring styles.