Luxury Vinyl Planking (or LVP/EVP for short) is an engineered material becoming a popular alternative to glue down laminates and traditional hardwood flooring. Innovative design and texture makes LVP very hard to tell apart from actual hardwoods. Unlike laminate and real wood it is 100% waterproof and can be installed in wet areas making it a top choice for many bathrooms. Each premium luxury vinyl flooring plank has an attached cork underlayment for a quieter, warmer vinyl floor that is soft on bare feet and naturally resistant to odor, molds and mildew. The thick wear layer gives it increased durability for a lifespan around 25-30 years. Both homeowners and contractors love LVP/EVP because its quick and easy to install. The labor and material itself being about one third the cost of hardwoods or tile installation. Plus, replacement of LVP is easy! Any damage and the effected area is the only thing that needs to be replaced, not the whole floor. After looking at all the maintenance and cost benefits it has to offer, it’s no wonder why LVP is becoming one of the most sought after materials for homes this year.