We’ve been building homes on LBI for nearly three decades and our team at Stonehenge Building & Development is constantly integrating new technologies, building materials, and innovations into the way we build custom homes. From coastal building standards to design features, we want to give our homebuyers the best the industry has to offer. This is why we’re highlighting hot features for custom homes on LBI: LVP. Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring, is a popular material on the building market right now. But you might be wondering what is luxury vinyl plank flooring? What makes it better than some of the other flooring options? Our team is here to answer all your questions, just like we would be through every step of the building process. So here’s what you need to know about this hot feature for custom homes on LBI.
There are many different types of vinyl flooring, though the ones we prefer and use in our homes are of a higher quality than what you may find in retail chains. These LVPs are considered to be engineered vinyl plank which are comparable to what engineered hardwood flooring is to hardwood flooring. Engineered LVP is a thicker plank than the old-fashioned glue-down vinyl floor. It’s comprised of layers which include the top vinyl flooring, a high density core, and a cork underlayment. LVPs are not only an affordable option compared to traditional hardwood floors, but they’re also more durable as they don’t scratch as easily as wood flooring and are easier to maintain, but the best part is a good quality LVP is waterproof!
Like their easy maintenance, LVPs can be used on virtually any surface so long as the surface is completely flat. Coming in a wide variety of colors and styles, including tile-like patterns, LVPs are the perfect solution for any budget without settling on design. In our experience building custom houses on LBI, these LVPs look and come very close to feeling like their hardwood counterparts and so the benefits of LVPs (ie: waterproof, better scratch resistance, and the ability to easily repair or replace planks if they’re ever damaged) can be the perfect flooring for custom homes on LBI.