Can luxury vinyl flooring look like wood or stone?

Can luxury vinyl flooring look like wood or stone?

Absolutely! Luxury vinyl is an innovative synthetic flooring that mimics natural flooring materials. It's an excellent option to consider if you like wood or ceramic tile looks. It's child- and pet-friendly, and it can be installed in every area of the home. It's difficult to scratch or stain luxury vinyl flooring, which needs no maintenance beyond occasional deep cleaning. Good's Floor Store in Decatur, Illinois, offers a large selection of vinyl flooring and installation and related floor services.

Flooring composition

Four layers are bonded together to create luxury vinyl flooring. This floor covering is tough and durable because these disparate layers work so well together. The backing layer cushions the subfloor and protects it from wear. Most often, the floor covering has a wood-plastic composite or a stone plastic composite core. If manufacturer specifications list a WPC or SPC core, the flooring is waterproof. The transparent wear layer protects the high-tech image layer.


A luxury vinyl plank is deeply embossed to create a realistic wood look. For added realism, LVP comes in textures like hand-scraped and wire-brushed. Vinyl plank flooring, which imitates a wide variety of wood species, is usually designed for floating floor installation. Planks click and lock together, so no attachment to the subfloor is needed. Some LVT flooring is installed in the same manner. Other tile styles are glued to the floor. Loose lay styles use friction to stay in place.

We’re here for all your vinyl flooring questions

Family-owned Good's Floor Store has been serving the Decatur, Illinois, area since 1956. Springfield, Bloomington, Champaign, Forsyth, Clinton, Maroa, and Monticello are some of our area's communities; our longevity speaks volumes about our excellent customer service and top-notch installation service. We carry high-quality products from top manufacturers like Mohawk and Congoleum. An in-home estimate for a luxury vinyl flooring upgrade is free.