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What is Enhanced Vinyl Plank Flooring

June 20, 2018

Flooring in move-in-ready home

Thursday marks the official beginning of summer and with the hot summer months comes plenty of outdoor fun! Many of us have trips planned to somewhere involving sand, but even our neighborhoods and back yards can offer plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun. And, of course, plenty of opportunities for messy floors!

We know that the neighborhood pool is the place to be on a hot summer day, but every resourceful kid has found the sweet relief in a sprinkler system or hose in their yard. And an afternoon rain shower can dampen outdoor activities until the skies clear and the mud puddles are a source of splashing!

As fun as summer can be, it can wreak havoc on our floors. But that’s where the right choice in flooring can step up for you.

Eastwood Homes is pleased to offer a new line of flooring called Enhanced Vinyl Plank, often referred to as EVP. This new type of flooring offered by Shaw will provide homeowners protection against all life has to throw at it. It’s similar to Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring, otherwise known as LVP, which has been a favorite among our homeowners for years now, and which also offers better protections against spills over the more traditional hardwood flooring.

One of the primary advantages in using Enhanced Vinyl Plank flooring is due to the advancements in the flooring industry. Quite simply, it’s difficult to tell that it’s not a hardwood floor just by looking at it. It’s offered in many of the designer styles that are popular today, like the grayed hues and farmhouse looks!

While many of us dream of having hardwood flooring, the reality is that hardwoods can be hard to keep in premium condition during day-to-day living. Instead, this new Enhanced Vinyl Plank flooring looks more like hardwoods while being 100 percent resistant to spills and more durable against scratches and dents, too!

Enhanced Vinyl Plank flooring also offers added stability in varying climate conditions in the Southeast, meaning it doesn’t expand and contract as much as other flooring choices. It’s a heavier flooring choice, so it won't sound as hollow as other flooring options, and it won’t move when someone walks over it.

Shaw Flooring will be the manufacturer of our Enhanced Vinyl Plank flooring in many of our divisions. Shaw introduced its Enhanced Vinyl Plank flooring in January of 2018, noting that it bridges the gap between “cleanability and beauty.”

Whether you need a home that will withstand growing youngsters, survive playful puppies, or weather the inevitable spilled milk (or all of the above), we know that Enhanced Vinyl Plank was designed for you and the mud that we track in from life. Enhanced Vinyl Plank flooring lets you live your life, and love your floors.

We think Enhanced Vinyl Plank flooring will be a step above the rest for many of our home buying customers. But no matter what your preference is, we would love to introduce you to our many flooring options that we offer in our award-winning design centers.

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