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Luxury Vinyl Plank: Hickory WoodLuxury flooring planks (LVP) look best, in my opinion, in darker colors, and hickory is one of those wood species that looks great with darker stains.
Mannington's Adura line has a Hickory LVP in beveled 5" x 48" planks. At 4mm thick, it's one off the thinner LVPs around, but this also makes it one of the most cost-effective.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Luxury Vinyl Plank: Light Oak Wood
One of Shaw's premium (and more costly) LVP offerings, Chatham is full plank-size at 48" x 5.9".
It is a floating luxury vinyl floor with a 12 mil wear layer and medium gloss finish. In the $6.50 to $7.50 range, it is fairly durable at 5/32" thick.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Luxury Vinyl Plank: Medium-Dark Oak Wood FinishShaw's luxury vinyl line ranges from affordable to premium. Affordable, in this case, means that it's in the $3.50 to $4.00 range (kudos to Shaw, too, for showing prices, a rarity among luxury vinyl manufacturers).
This is a medium-dark oak finish, with planks measuring 7.09" by 36.22". This translates to planks that are short and wide, as far as planks go.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Luxury Vinyl Plank: Teak WoodThe tropics...brought to your home. Can this be real? Not exactly. You probably will not be installing teak flooring in your house any time soon. But you may be putting in this luxury vinyl simulation of teak.
This is a bold teak with pronounced black striations against a soft brown with tones of red.
These are 4mm thick planks with 4" x 36" dimensions. For ease of installation, these planks come with a proprietary no-glue locking system between boards.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Luxury Vinyl Plank: Light-Colored Maple WoodMaple wood is a popular type of flooring for kitchens and breakfast rooms. Clear maple's clean, unstained color reflects sunshine, imbuing the whole room with a welcoming glow.
You'll also find it in luxury vinyl tile form, this one under the Adura brand: 4" x 36" planks, 4mm thick, either in LockSolid (click the planks, no glue needed) or non-locking (glued) form.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Luxury Vinyl Plank: Chestnut Wood
You'd be hard-pressed to find this kind of wood floor for real. It's an extremely tight-grained chestnut wood, hard as a rock, impervious to scratches. Chestnut is one hard hardwood.
Yet this chestnut floor is luxury vinyl flooring, in long-and-narrow plank-like 48" x 4.5" dimensions. As a floating floor, it does not need to be glued down. Because it comes with the medium-gloss sealed in, it never needs refinishing.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Luxury Vinyl Plank: Walnut WoodThis flooring positively exudes a honey-warm glow, and it never needs to be re-stained or re-sealed. It's luxury vinyl tile (Armstrong Alterna) and it replicates the look of finely grained American walnut wood.
Boards come in plank-like 48" x 6" dimensions and it has a low gloss that makes it perfect for locations that get a lot of light.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Luxury Vinyl Plank: Dark Oak WoodOpinions may differ, but my opinion is that luxury vinyl flooring looks better in darker colors. Dusky shades appear to do a better job of covering up the inherently fake nature of these vinyl-not-wood materials.
Karndean is a higher-end source for luxury vinyl, with an wide array of dark woods. Besides this Winter Oak, they have at least nine others, including the remaining seasons of the year (Summer Oak, Spring Oak, and Fall Oak) that gradually darken throughout the year.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Luxury Vinyl Plank: Another Light Canadian Maple, But This One in a BathroomWe've already featured a clear maple-look luxury vinyl plank from Adura in this photo gallery. But here is another, this from Karndean. It's a highly significant picture because the company demonstrates one huge selling point for this type of flooring: you can finally install "wood" in your bathroom.
It is strongly recommended that you do not install solid wood or even engineered wood in the bathroom, due to moisture. Wood-look laminate flooring is even debatable. But you can lay... down luxury vinyl with complete abandon; it will never warp, split, contract, or otherwise be affected by water. So, have at it!Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Luxury Vinyl Plank: Ebony WoodThis ebony-look luxury vinyl plank floor (Karndean) infuses the room with a contemporary, urban feeling. LVF looks great in darker tones, and this manufacturer really "gets it": they've even developed a line of muted-color 48" x 7" planks called Van Gogh Dark Wood.