Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is one of the most quickly-growing flooring products around the world. Today, we’ll be showing you why LVT has gotten as popular as it is now. There are four primary factors that contribute to the popularity of luxury vinyl tile flooring.
Luxury vinyl tile flooring comes in all sorts of designs. Wood-style tiles are among the most popular options. They let designers create an aesthetic that is similar to actual wood flooring, but at a cheaper purchase cost, installation cost, and with fewer pesky ongoing maintenance requirements than actual wood. This makes luxury vinyl tile flooring more accessible to people who have smaller budgets for their projects. LVT also comes in other designs, like stone and abstract patterns. This means LVT can fit with all sorts of design aesthetics.
A major selling point for luxury vinyl tile is how durable and long-lasting it is. Its durability comes from the different layers it has:
- Vinyl backing
- Vinyl core
- Print film layer
- Wear layer that is finished with a polyurethane coating that sometimes gets re-enforced with ceramic bead, crystal/glass bead, or aluminum oxide
It’s the wear layer that gives LVT its durability; it protects the print layer from scratches and scuffs, as well as any other wear and tear.
Other hard flooring options, like wood or vinyl composite tiles, demand a lot of maintenance to protect them from wear and tear. LVT has a protective layer built-in so that it will offer longer-lasting protection against damage. This makes it less likely to indent or scratch the floor if you ever drop anything on it or have to move heavy furniture across it.
Ease Of Maintenance
Because of the wear layer, luxury vinyl tile is a lot easier to clean and maintain than other flooring options, which makes it a better choice for companies that have tight maintenance budgets.
Vinyl composite tiles demand frequent waxing and sealing to protect against dirt and damage, and this is in addition to standard cleaning and maintenance. LVT, on the other hand, only asks that you sweep and mop the floor every now and then to get rid of dirt and dust.
Health and wellness are top priorities for any business owner. Having a commercial space that keeps a staff team’s health and wellbeing in mind is important for any company.
There is a correlation between elevated noise levels and stress, which dissuades companies from investing in hard surface flooring because it contributes to increased volume in the office.
Luxury vinyl tile flooring, unlike other hard flooring options, is more silent underfoot, and also has a lower reverberation rate than wood, laminate, or VCT flooring.
Now, businesses can have the aesthetic of hard flooring without negatively impacting employees.
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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.