wood-look luxury vinyl plank in kitchenLuxury vinyl flooring is quite possibly one of the most versatile flooring materials available to home and business owners in the greater Houston Heights area today. It’s a great and affordable way to get the look of natural stone or hardwood installed nearly anywhere you need a durable, water-resistant flooring. Our team at Floor Coverings International Houston Heights is here today to share some of the benefits of luxury vinyl flooring and why you should consider having it installed in your home.

Beautiful Design

The first thing we love about luxury vinyl flooring is its ability to imitate the look of stone tiles or hardwood planks. Each plank or tile has a printed texture and image that replicates the unique look of natural materials, and you’ll have a hard time telling the two apart. Some manufacturers have gone so far as to mix limestone into their vinyl tiles to give their product an even more realistic feel and look.


Vinyl has long been known as a relatively durable material, and luxury vinyl is no exception. These planks and tiles are tough enough to withstand heavy foot in busy homes with pets and children and they’ll make a great choice for Houston area businesses. Compared to traditional vinyl, luxury vinyl is thicker and its strength will provide you with durable floors for years to come.

Water Resistance

Because they’re made from vinyl, luxury vinyl tile and planks are both completely water resistant and aren’t susceptible to expanding or warping. This makes them a great flooring option for your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room. With luxury vinyl, you also have the option of using a non-porous grout to enhance the look of your tiles.

luxury kitchen with dark vinyl hardwood

Easy Maintenance

Another great feature is luxury vinyl’s simple maintenance required to keep your floors looking like new. Regular sweeping or pass of a dust mop is all that’s needed to remove dust and dirt from your floors, and use a damp mop with a mild cleaner (approved by the flooring’s manufacturer, of course) to remove anything stuck to the surface.


When it comes to housing materials, “low cost” often comes with the negative connotation of being cheap. This couldn’t be more incorrect for luxury vinyl flooring, which has set the bar incredibly high for what you can expect from affordable flooring. While it does cost more than traditional vinyl, luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring will be more budget-friendly than their natural stone or hardwood alternatives.

Learn More

To learn even more about the benefits of luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring, contact your local experts at Floor Coverings International Houston Heights to schedule your free design consultation. We proudly served the greater Greater Heights, Montrose, Upper Kirby, Museum District, and Downtown and surrounding area. Get started on your next flooring project today!

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