Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring: Pros & Cons
Oct 17, 2017
One of the most common questions that we get asked is what exactly is luxury vinyl tile? Luxury vinyl is a durable, easy to maintain, waterproof flooring that has the look of hardwood or stone, but clocks in at a fraction of the price. Luxury vinyl tile, also known as LVT, is constructed of multiple layers that add to the design, durability, and ease of maintenance of this highly sought out flooring option.
There will always be both pros and cons to any type of flooring based on your lifestyle and family needs, but we are confident that luxury vinyl flooring is a great option for all types of families and lifestyles.
Pros of Luxury Vinyl Tile
- Ease of Installation
Different brands of luxury vinyl tile install differently, regardless of the brand, installation will be incredibly easy. Some brands of luxury vinyl tile will use glue or grout, while others lock together or have peel-off backing. Whichever brand of luxury vinyl tile you use, you can have peace of mind that with it comes the ease of installation.
- Carefree Maintenance & Overall Durability
As mentioned above, luxury vinyl tile is comprised of multiple layers in which there is a clear top layer over the design that protects the floor from scratches, stains, and fading. Clean up is easy, as you can wipe away scuff marks and spills with a damp paper towel. Luxury vinyl tile stands up to moisture, heavy household traffic, children, and pets, making it incredibly easy to maintain the look and lifespan of your floors.
- High-Fashion Design
With innovative manufacturing techniques, luxury vinyl tile offers your home a luxurious appearance with comfortable foot cushioning-resilience. Thanks to its high-fashion designs, luxury vinyl tile is ideal for both formal and casual settings, making it popular in kitchens, bathrooms, family rooms, and dens.
Misconceptions of Luxury Vinyl Tile
- The Design Will Wear Off
A majority of people believe that the design of the floor will wear off from foot traffic, but that’s simply not true. As a result of the design being on a layer that is protected by the wear layer, luxury vinyl is actually resistant to scuffs and scratches.
- Luxury Vinyl Lacks Design Depth
People think that the design of luxury vinyl is printed flat and lacks texture, but because of innovative manufacturing techniques, luxury vinyl actually offers visual depth to its design.
- Luxury Vinyl Is Laminate
This misconception is simply false. Laminate is a product of recycled hardwood, making it not waterproof, whereas luxury vinyl is a synthetic product that is both waterproof and scratch resistant.
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