For many people, when they hear about luxury vinyl tile, they think about an older type of flooring that was used in traditional homes back in the day. But luxury vinyl tile is a different type of flooring. It has many traits that make it perfect for a variety of homes. This style of flooring has pros and cons, and knowing what these are can help you determine if it’s best to install in your house today. Before installing luxury vinyl tile, here are the advantages and disadvantages of using it.
Pro: Luxury Vinyl Tile is Durable
Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is made up of a multitude of layers. With so many layers of flooring, it guarantees that your LVT won’t suffer damage such as staining, fading, and scratching. This makes LVT perfect for homes that have a lot of foot traffic, especially for families with small children and pets because they could potentially cause spills.
Con: Slippery Surface
Water spills are commonplace for many households. One of the problems with luxury vinyl tile is that it offers a slick surface, meaning it becomes dangerous and slippery when spills occur. These spills can cause people to slip and fall over when they step on wet surfaces.
Pro: Luxury Vinyl Tile is Low-Maintenance
For many natural flooring options, they come with a laundry list of maintenance tasks that will constantly keep you busy. The beauty of LVT is that you can get the appearance of natural flooring materials without all of the hassle. All that is needed is to vacuum it on occasion and use a moist towel to get rid of spills and marks that appear on your floor.
Con: Damage Caused By the Subfloor
LVT can be installed directly on top of another floor, which makes the installation process more convenient. However, if there are any problems with the subfloor, those problems will be reflected on your luxury vinyl tile. You’ll be left with an ugly appearance, and it can even result in gaps in your flooring.
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.
With the state of the country as it is, and taking into consideration the safety of our fellow citizens, our showroom is “BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.” 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 email@example.com and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project. Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!