Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and premium vinyl plank (PVP) flooring are increasingly popular, and they use 3D imaging technology to make their impact on interior design.
There are many advantages of vinyl flooring, which can replicate the look and textures of high-end options in ceramic tile, limestone, marble, slate, travertine, and hardwood. Plus avoids the hardness and coldness of ceramic tile.
5 Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Design Options. High-definition has come to flooring in a new way in recent years. Vinyl tiles and planks cover the range of fashion in flooring, fitting formal and contemporary spaces. Today’s evolved vinyl flooring technology makes textures possible, too, competing with trends you’ll recognize with other flooring materials. You want a distressed hardwood plank look and feel? You prefer a textured stone tile appearance? Both are available.
Colors run the spectrum. Sizes and shapes of tiles vary, of course, but common tiles are 16” x 16” or 18” by 18”. Common plank widths range from 5” to 7 ½”. Plank lengths typically are 36” or 48”.
Ease of Installation. This is a great floor for do it yours-elvers to install. LVT can be installed on all levels of a building, including in basements. LVT enables installation over most existing flooring (except carpet). It is especially important that whatever serves as the subfloor be as flat and clean as possible.
LVT, being thinner and softer than the other flooring materials mentioned here, can mold to debris or uneven subfloor edges. Those potential hiccups can be prevented, though, with some attention to detail, by leveling out the subfloor.
Comfort. LVT is softer underfoot than other flooring materials, like ceramic tile or stone, and helps to dampen sound. It also can offer an antimicrobial surface that kills bacteria on contact. LVT is a warmer to the feet then ceramic tile.
Resilience + Floor Care. Vinyl is easy to clean. Sweep. Damp mop. Quality LVT won’t chip, become discolored or delaminate. It is more dimensionally stable than wood flooring, meaning it does not take in moisture from the environment during humid seasons and expand its width, or shrink during drier seasons.
LVT also resists liquids from spills. This makes LVT a strong option in areas where you’d expect there to be more moisture, like bathrooms, mudrooms, basements, kitchens and laundry rooms.
Affordability. Like with any products, you can pay a little or pay a lot – and get what you pay for. If you’re looking for value, luxury vinyl offers affordable quality.
Is LVT the Right Choice for Your Home?
Want to see just how well LVT captures the look of natural stones and woods? Stop in our store, or give us a call. We’d be happy to discuss the many LVT options available to help you decide if LVT is the right choice for your flooring needs.
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