The Pros & Cons of Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is a popular style of flooring that is made of multiple layers that are strategically placed to provide design, durability, and ease of maintenance for the home owner. Thanks to innovative manufacturing, luxury vinyl tile has the look of stone or hardwood at a fraction of the cost, making it an easy choice for busy families and households with pets.

Any type of flooring will have its pros and common misconceptions, so we’ve compiled a list to assist you in determining if luxury vinyl tile is the right flooring for your home.

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3 Pros of Luxury Vinyl Tile

Ease of Maintenance & Extreme Durability

With LVT floors, cleaning away spills and scuff marks is as simple as using a damp paper towel. Luxury vinyl tile is constructed of multiple layers, and because there is a clear top layer over the design, the design is actually safe from fading, stains, and scratches. Thanks to the protective top layer, luxury vinyl tile can also withstand moisture, pets, children, and heavy foot traffic.

Installation is a Breeze

Not all luxury vinyl is installed the same way due to the brand, but regardless of whether glue or grout is used, or whether they lock together or have peel-off backing, installation will be simple and painless.

High-End Design

Thanks to the innovative manufacturing techniques that we have in place, luxury vinyl tile can bring a luxurious look to your home while also providing ample cushioning to your feet. The high-end design of luxury vinyl tile makes it possible for you to have it in your kitchen, bathroom, family room, and/or den. Since it can be used in both casual and formal settings, this flooring option looks great in any room in your home!

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3 Misconceptions of Luxury Vinyl Tile

Lacks Design Depth

One of the biggest misconceptions is that the design is printed flat, thus creating the fallacy that the floor lacks texture and depth. This couldn’t be further from the truth, as manufacturing techniques are so advanced that visual depth and realistic texture is built into the design, making it look just like hardwood or stone.

Luxury Vinyl Tile is Laminate

Luxury vinyl tile is a synthetic product that is waterproof and scratch resistant, while laminate is made up of recycled hardwood, and thus, not waterproof.

The Design Will Wear Off

There’s been talk that because of foot traffic that the design will wear off, but because the design layer is protected by the wear layer, luxury vinyl tile is in fact resistant to the scratches and dings that come from walking on the floor.

What rooms in your home would you add luxury vinyl tile floors to?

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