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Continued: Luxury vinyl flooring isn't an oxymoron

  • Article by: ALLEN NORWOOD , Charlotte Observer
  • Last update: January 29, 2013 - 3:26 PM

Luxury vinyl is thinner than hardwood, and thinner than stone or ceramic tile installed on the required underlayment. When remodeling, it’s easier to match a thinner product to the level of the surrounding existing floors, which leads to one common complaint about luxury vinyl.

There are few good-looking options for the edge, or transition, where luxury vinyl abuts another type of flooring or a floor that’s a slightly different level. They just don’t make the transition, experts say.

“They definitely need to make better trim pieces,” Hughes said.

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