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Posted: 22 Sep '18

What’s the Difference Between Beaulieu Luxury Vinyl Flooring and Standard Vinyl?

What’s the Difference Between Beaulieu Luxury Vinyl Flooring and Standard Vinyl?
The number of people moving to Beaulieu Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVF) as an alternative to hardwood and laminate has been on the rise for a while now. The reasons for this include better texture, design, and color. They also offer a lot of flexibility as one can order specific custom designs to match their internal décor.

Although some prefer standard flooring over Beaulieu LVF, others are stuck with standard flooring simply because they think Beaulieu LVF is “just another type of flooring”. This could not be farther from the truth, as there are significant differences between the two.

Only when you are well-versed in these differences, can you make proper decisions concerning the type of flooring to use in your home. The following are the aspects that draw out the difference between standard vinyl and Beaulieu luxury vinyl flooring:

Colors and patterns

If you decide to go the standard flooring way, the only options that you will have are color variations. Beaulieu luxury vinyl flooring, on the other hand, simulates natural materials. Depending on your preferences, you can have a flooring that looks like marble, slate, or oak at a fraction of the price you would need to install these materials.


Beaulieu luxury vinyl flooring is composed of materials different from those of standard flooring. The most common composition of Beaulieu luxury vinyl flooring is 100% vinyl material, but it could also include limestone to give it a tone-like appearance. Limestone gives it a more realistic natural look.

This different composition is responsible for the different feel of the two floors. Beaulieu LVF is somewhat softer and warmer under the feet compared to standard flooring. It is also waterproof.


Standard vinyl flooring comes in big sheets that can fit the whole room. Beaulieu luxury vinyl flooring, on the other hand, comes in small plank-like shapes. This offers the homeowner or contractor flexibility as LVF can fit in areas where standard flooring doesn’t.


The process of installing standard vinyl flooring requires investing a lot of time and effort to get the best results. Installing Beaulieu LVF is very simple as it uses a glue-down, peel-and-stick, or click-together mechanism.

If not the significantly reduced budget, then the beautiful design and superior wear and scuff resistance should be enough to sway you towards investing in new Beaulieu flooring. Come by today and choose from our incredible selection of Beaulieu Luxury Vinyl Flooring for a more stylish, and durable option for your modern home.

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Flooring Superstores is Canada’s IN STOCK flooring store with 12 locations in Western Canada. Our 2 Edmonton locations are family-owned and operated. Our 12,000 sq. ft showrooms are full of beautiful flooring options for DIY or professional renovations.