Luxury vinyl flooring: What you need to know about embossing

Luxury vinyl flooring: What you need to know about embossing

Embossing allows manufacturers to add realism to their products. Specifically, textures are usually done by hand on genuine wood and machinery on manufactured products, such as luxury vinyl flooring.

This realism is what makes vinyl a luxury flooring. You’d think the products come right from the forest or the earth.

A somewhat rustic look

Textures are what give the finishing touch to floors. It makes them stand out from others.

Available textured looks are wire-brushed, hand-scraped, and distressed. They all have various levels of an aged appearance.

As a result, the floors also have depth and dimension. Sometimes people even have trouble telling this vinyl from genuine hardwood.

Vinyl plank flooring
, also referred to as luxury vinyl plank or LVP, is a form of luxury vinyl flooring. You can see knots, grains, swirls, and more.

It’s also cut into long planks. LVP flooring is used mainly to echo hardwood floorboards or stone slabs.

About embossed-in-register

This is a fourth texture and may be the most realistic yet. Embossing creates indentations that exactly match the grain in the photo.

Speaking of stone

Square, tile-sized pieces, called luxury vinyl tile or LVT flooring, refer to the material cut into square, tile-sized pieces. It's used primarily for stone and ceramic tile looks – with or without grout.

Learn more about luxury vinyl flooring at our store

Feel free to come into our showroom for the best luxury vinyl flooring in Newberg, OR. You'll see wood designs such as Da Vinci Beach Driftwood by Karndean Designflooring. The "Tile Options" pattern by Pergo Extreme features marble or other stone looks.

Flooring experts in the Portland area

Norman’s Floor Covering loves luxury vinyl flooring. Truly an innovative product, it's an affordable way to transform your home.

We've been operating since 1978. So, if you live or work in Newberg, Sherwood, Carlton, or Lafayette, OR, visit our showroom in Newberg. You'll be glad you came in.