Luxury vinyl flooring is one of the most popular types of flooring in the world. It comes in a variety of styles, effects, and designs that make it look like real stone or wood flooring. Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Planks are the most frequent types (LVP). It will survive the harshest of circumstances because of its multi-layer construction, which includes a solid vinyl backing, a sturdy core, the print film layer, and a clear protective layer topped with a Polyurethane coating.
So, what are some of the advantages of Luxury Vinyl Flooring?
Luxury vinyl flooring comes in a wide range of pattern options, and it can mimic the look of real wood or natural stone for a fraction of the cost. Aside from the visual impact, sophisticated production techniques enable the creation of the texture and feel of wood or stone. For instance, wood grain can be embossed into the tile to simulate the experience of walking on hardwood flooring. It’s a frequent assumption that the design would fade with use, but because the image is printed on the film layer beneath the transparent wear-layer, your floor will be protected from scuffs and scratches.
Your attractive and highly durable floor takes basic upkeep in the form of cleaning and sweeping as-needed to preserve that as-new look, thanks to the protective wear-layer of Luxury Vinyl Flooring. It could also take up to ten years before it needs to be reapplied, based on the thickness of the wear layer and any extra coating options.
The regular spills and leaks that life throws our way have no effect on this resilient flooring. When there is a lot of water, once the standing water is gone, your Luxury Vinyl Planks or tiles can be left to dry out on their own. Because of the layering technology used in this flooring system, the tiles and planks are water resistant. If water seeps through the gaps between planks or tiles, they can simply be removed and replaced once the area has dried. That’s all there is to it!
When compared to tiles, wood, and laminate, LVT is substantially quieter to walk on with an average thickness of 2mm. The sound becomes muffled as the vinyl thickness increases. To provide sound and wear resistance in high-traffic areas, a thicker tile is required.
Accidents can happen, and if a piece of LVT is damaged, it is considerably easier to repair. Damage to a center tile is no longer a headache thanks to individual tiled packets instead of a vinyl roll. Instead of patching or replacing the entire floor, you can only replace the tile.