LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tiles)
LVT is a product that looks like real wood or stone flooring but provides more practical benefits. It is available in varying shapes, sizes, and effects, you can create an authentic-looking floor in your home, without the practical drawbacks of natural products. It is available as a click product, or it can be glued down in a busier area.
LVT is a type of vinyl flooring that is designed to imitate natural floorings such as hardwood and ceramic tiles. Thanks to product advances and enhanced design capability, vinyl flooring can now look and feel almost identical to the products that they are trying to look like. LVT comes in a large variety of trendy designs, in either plank or tile shapes.
LVT is very hard-wearing. It is resistant to staining, scratching, and any potential dents left from heavy furniture. The durable wear layer provides extra protection The product comes in either plank or tile effect and comes in varying thicknesses, but the thickness of the wear layer is the most important. A man-made composition makes luxury vinyl waterproof. Hot-pressed vinyl planks have a memory that helps them maintain their rigidity. They won’t warp or buckle or peel. Changes in climate and humidity are not a concern.
LVT floors are high-performance, economic, and aesthetically pleasing. LVT mimics real stone, ceramic, and wood floors but are easier to install and maintain than the real thing. If you love the elegance and luxury of natural flooring but want a product that will provide lasting durability and value, LVT might be the perfect option for you. LVT is softer and warmer than real stone or ceramic, making it more comfortable to stand on for long periods of time. It is also easier to clean and a lot less noisy to walk on than real wood flooring and ceramic tiles.
In appearance LVT and laminate flooring can be fairly similar. The installation process for the click luxury vinyl is also very similar to that of laminate flooring. They both present a very realistic representation of natural hardwood flooring and cost significantly less than the real thing. The biggest difference between the two products is the ability to resist moisture. With laminate flooring, the joints can swell due to moisture, but this doesn’t happen with an LVT click product. As a result, when installing new flooring in a bathroom, kitchen or any area where there is a lot of moisture, LVT will probably be the best choice.