Choosing between luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and vinyl composite tile (VCT) is a big decision and requires careful consideration. Many comparisons can be made between the two floorings, and sometimes, the terms “LVT” and “VCT” are used interchangeably, even though they have their differences. Find out the differences between luxury vinyl tile and vinyl composite tile, so you know which one to use for your next flooring project.
Look and Style
Luxury vinyl tile is one of the most versatile flooring options available. You can get it to look like natural wood or stone, and even get it to replicate their textures.
Vinyl composite tile, on the other hand, doesn’t have as many design options. There tend to be limited color and design patterns from which to choose.
Durability and Stability
Vinyl composite tile makes the floor brittle with ease, and you have to apply a topical wax to it, which makes it more vulnerable to moisture penetration. After you’ve applied wax to the floor, you’ll have to polish it as part of your standard maintenance routine. On top of all of that, VCT has to be stripped and resealed, which is a taxing ordeal.
In contrast, luxury vinyl tile is made from vinyl (as the name implies), meaning it is a highly durable and flexible flooring choice. Vinyl is perfect for areas of your house that are susceptible to moisture, such as your kitchen or bathroom, and also doesn’t require any waxing or finishes. You can get your luxury vinyl tile installed with whatever thickness you need for any high-traffic areas of your house as well. You have all of these options available to you, and they all demand minimal maintenance, making luxury vinyl tile a flooring option that’s as easy on yourself as it is on your wallet.
LVT and VCT are both popular flooring options. But, you have to think about where each of them gets used. While VCT is usually more popular for high-traffic areas, its most common application is actually in education and healthcare environments. It’s commonly used because of how low the initial cost is for the material.
LVT is found in many commercial interiors, such as hospitals and corporate offices. It can be used for a wider range of applications than the cheaper VCT flooring and works with nearly any design, meaning you get flooring that’s both appealing and functional.
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