Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is popular with many people all over the world. But what exactly is LVT and why is it so popular these days? Let’s go over what luxury vinyl tile is and why it would be a good choice the next time you have a flooring installment.
What Is Luxury Vinyl Tile?
Luxury vinyl tile is a variety of hard flooring. You can have it installed in many different designs. It can even take the appearance of different flooring styles, such as natural stone or wood, without all of the same installation and maintenance expenses.
LVT has several layers: the polyurethane coating, the clear and protective “wear” layer, the print film layer, a vinyl core, and a tile backing.
Pros Of Luxury Vinyl Tile
One of the perks of this type of flooring is that it can be useful for improving a room’s appearance and also has functional benefits. It harbors the benefits of other hard flooring types without you having to spend top dollar or perform complicated and frustrating maintenance.
- Easy Maintenance: Hard flooring is known for being tough to maintain. Natural wood and stone floors need to follow precise maintenance protocol to prevent them from getting damaged or stained, which would end up making the floor look less appealing. There is an alternative in Vinyl Composite Tile (VCT), which has similar amounts of maintenance needed to natural flooring. But the maintenance required is incredibly labor-intensive including consistent waxing and polishing, as well as mopping and sweeping.
Luxury Vinyl Tile has its wear layer, which takes away the burden of waxing or polishing the floor, leaving only mopping and sweeping to be done. The wear layer will last several years before you need to apply another one.
- Design Flexibility: Luxury vinyl tile has plenty of design options available. It can look just like wood or stone for a much lower price, and can even replicate some of those floorings’ textures. This is because the pattern of these floorings can be embedded in the floor tiles, making them not only look realistic but feel realistic too. There are rumors about luxury vinyl tile that claim the designs wear away after many uses. This is untrue because the wear layer protects the film layer, which is where the design is placed. This transparent layer protects the floor from scratches and also protects the design that you want for your floor.
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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.