What is luxury vinyl tile?
Luxury Vinyl Tile or LVT has become one of the fastest growing sectors in the floor covering industry. While vinyl tile has been around as long as the flooring industry, Luxury Vinyl Tile is a relatively modern innovation. All LVT is manufactured to withstand commercial wear and tear making it the perfect, low maintenance match for high exposure, high traffic areas in the home. It is inherently scratch, stain, dent, and water resistant. LVT is constructed of multiple layers of vinyl that make it very resilient.
What makes LVT different from regular vinyl flooring? Besides its extreme durability, LVT’s ability to mimic the appearance of expensive flooring is one of its main differentiating features and a primary selling point. LVT is a vinyl floor covering that can replicate the natural look of stone, wood, or ceramic flooring. While stone, ceramic and hardwood flooring can be hard to install and maintain, LVT is not. The depth and realism of LVT’s surface appearance is achieved through 3D printing technology. The versatility of LVT comes both from the variety of surface appearance and the variety of tile size. LVT comes in standard tile and plank shapes that can be installed either edge-to-edge or with grout to achieve the perfect look for your home.
Because of the many layers in LVT it is easier to stand on for long periods of time and warmer to the touch than ceramic or hardwood. Luxury Vinyl Tile can be less permanent than many other flooring options by installing a floating LVT floor that is not attached to the subfloor. This option also cuts down on installation time. LVT is one of the lowest maintenance flooring options and can be easily up kept with regular cleaning and occasional damp mop.