Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is a popular flooring option for good reason. It’s durable, affordable, and fairly low-maintenance. Combine that with the flexibility to be used in pretty much any room, and it’s no wonder why people choose it over other types of flooring. With that said, you should be aware of everything that can go wrong with LVT before you invest in it. By knowing what potential problems can arise before they happen, you can take measures to prevent those problems from popping up. Here is what you should know about luxury vinyl tile so that you don’t encounter worse problems later.
Luxury Vinyl Tile Can Dent
Don’t get us wrong; luxury vinyl tile is very strong and durable. However, it is not invincible, so you’ll still have to exercise caution. You can still cause damage to your LVT from different heavy objects. Heavy pieces of furniture and other appliances with a lot of weight behind them can cause your LVT to dent. Fortunately, LVT will take longer to dent than floors made of other materials, such as hardwood.
Luxury Vinyl Tile is Prone to Fading When Exposed to Sunlight
Vinyl will gradually fade over time. It’s only natural for floors to start fading as time goes on. One thing that accelerates the fading process is sunlight. If your LVT gets exposed to enough sunlight, your floor will fade much sooner than it otherwise would. Fortunately, you can reduce the impact of the sun’s rays on your floor.
With curtains and blinds, you can shield your floor from the sun and preserve its color for much longer. If you don’t want to block out the sun as much, UV-blocking film or tint works wonders. You can protect your floor while also keeping your room bright and chipper.
It Can Be Tough to Remove Luxury Vinyl Tile
Some floors are easier to remove than others, and luxury vinyl tile is, unfortunately, one of those floors that can be a hassle. If you have LVT that gets installed with the help of an adhesive, removing the tile becomes more challenging after the adhesive has dried off. If you can get your floor into one-foot strips with a little cutting, you should be able to pull it up and scrape the remaining adhesive off. Then, you can vacuum whatever dirt and debris remain.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to assist you with your project. Have a wonderful day and STAY HEALTHY!