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Why Luxury Vinyl Tile Loses Color

Why Luxury Vinyl Tile Can Become Discolored

There are many reasons luxury vinyl tile could start looking discolored, and knowing what they are can help you protect your floor.

Luxury vinyl tile is a wonderful flooring type for many homes and businesses. However, regardless of what color you pick or what texture you use, your floor is vulnerable to staining if you aren’t careful. These stains can get rather difficult to remove, and they can make even a clean floor look messy. There are many reasons luxury vinyl tile could start looking discolored, and knowing what they are can help you protect your floor.

Why Luxury Vinyl Tile Could Start Yellowing

The first potential cause of yellowing in your tile is because moisture gets into your tile’s lower layers. By looking at the surface of your floor, you’ll be able to see a difference in color between dry and damp spots the floor has.

For floors without a strong enough resistance to moisture, mold and mildew will start to develop, which can also play a role in impacting your floor’s color. You should get contaminated floors replaced so that there’s no chance of mold and mildew spreading later.

Adhesives That Don’t Get Applied The Right Way

Don’t use adhesives that aren’t recommended by manufacturers, and don’t apply adhesives the wrong way either. Doing one of these two things could result in your luxury vinyl tile getting damaged from underneath. Over time, types of dirt and grime will find their way through your floor’s lower layers until they eventually leave a noticeable and unsightly yellow stain.

Your Luxury Vinyl Tile is Impacted By Sunlight

Sun damage is one of the big reasons for floor discoloration. Spots on your luxury vinyl tile that get plenty of exposure to sunlight are likely going to fade over time. Be extra mindful of parts of your floor that are near windows or doors because these provide openings for sunlight to pierce through your floor’s surface.

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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