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The Give and Take of Luxury Vinyl Tile

The Give and Take of Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl tile has its upsides and downsides when compared to other types of flooring.

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) has the attention of people across many industries. It’s been getting more popular over the years, and there are many reasons associated with this upward trend in popularity. Luxury vinyl tile has its upsides and downsides when compared to other types of flooring.


Luxury vinyl tile can last up to 20 years when you put enough effort into maintaining it. Even at a minimum, you’re likely going to get at least 14 years with your tile, so you won’t have a need to spend money time and time again on new flooring. This is much longer than the longevity of the average carpet, which is roughly seven years. LVT can last as long as it does largely in part due to the wear layer it has. This helps it resist damage, and even has an additional function in the ability to muffle sound.

Installing Luxury Vinyl Tile

LVT has to be installed the right way. Caulking is an important part of the installation process. Without it, water will get beneath the tile and start causing damage. But if you get the necessary caulking, you’ll be left with a floor that can comfortably handle moisture. It will have such a solid resistance to moisture that it can be installed even in the dampest areas of your building, such as bathrooms.

Maintenance Requirements of Luxury Vinyl Tile

LVT isn’t much hassle to clean at all. It only requires a little sweeping to stay in good condition. You can use a wet mop for spots that are harder to remove if you prefer. The caulking needs to be maintained to ensure that your floor stays resistant to water. You’ll need to check on your caulking annually and re-caulk if it becomes necessary.

Contact Mike’s Flooring and Design Center

Since Mike purchased the business in 1996, he and his team have helped families like yours throughout Delmarva, Sussex County, DE, and Ocean City, MD. Mike continues to be involved in the day-to-day operations, ensuring the vision you share is the one we help deliver.

Over the years, we have established relationships with local manufacturers, such as Adura, COREtec, and Bruce, who we trust to deliver superior work. Our team will continue to be your point of contact through the entire process to be sure you are completely satisfied.

We also provide “SHOP AT HOME” service.  We will bring samples directly to your home, or should you already know what products you want, we can safely provide you with a “FREE ESTIMATE.”   This allows you the flexibility of not having to be at home for us to do an estimate nor the installation.  All we will need to know is what areas in your home we would be doing and how we can gain access (hidden key, lock box, coded entry, realtor, neighbor, etc.).  This is tailored around the homeowner who needs to get their unit ready for the season or simply enhancing their home but does not want to leave their home or can’t make it to town (Ocean City, Berlin, Salisbury, Worcester / Wicomico County Maryland & Sussex County Delaware).

This service is not new to us.  We have already been providing this service for our customers for the past 24 years.  With the current situation at hand, we can continue to provide you with your Floor Covering and/or Window Treatment & Design needs along with the “AWESOME SERVICE YOU DESERVE, ALONG WITH PROFESSIONAL, QUALITY INSTALLATIONS.”

Please feel free to contact us at 800-298-9470, or email us at and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project.  Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!

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