What’s the difference between luxury vinyl and luxury tile?

What’s the difference between luxury vinyl and luxury tile?

The only difference is the form; both are design options with luxury vinyl flooring. Luxury vinyl plank is cut into strips and mounted on boards to mimic hardwood (LVP). Still, when the material is cut into groutable squares, it's called luxury vinyl tile (or LVT).

LVP & LVT: Perfect alternatives to genuine wood, stone, and tile

Would you like wood floors in the bath, leak-prone kitchen, laundry room, or basement with water issues or a concrete subfloor? Have you ever wanted to turn your bath into a high-end luxury spa with a marble or granite floor? Would you like to turn your child's playroom into a fun retro style with some colorful pops of color and geometric prints? These, and more, are possible with this product.

Luxury vinyl flooring: great value for your decorating dollar

Sometimes referred to as LVF, this 100% waterproof and durable product is also low maintenance and easy to install. It is five times thicker than the original vinyl aid and comprises multiple layers, including a waterproof backing, which prevents mold and mildew. The core is next, made up of PVC vinyl, flexible and waterproof.

The design layer is where images of wood, stone, and tile are taken with 3D photography and micro-beveled and embossed for depth, dimension, and textured features. Finally, at the top is the wear layer, a clear, strong, melamine coating to guard against scratches and scuffs.

The floors can withstand the heaviest wear from children, pull toys, or pets. It's considered one of the most kid-and-pet-friendly products on the market. Although technically a hard surface, being vinyl, it has that warm and resilient quality that provides good traction, so running kids and pets can stop quickly.

It's effortless to keep clean with just a regular sweeping and periodic mopping. Lipstick, markers, and crayons come right off. Installation is also easy, especially when it's a floating floor where pieces click together and mat, then hover the subfloor.

Perfect for residential and commercial floors, you can learn more about luxury vinyl flooring by coming into the Carpets Plus Outlet showroom in Kenosha, WI. We work with homeowners and businesses in and around Racine, Salem, Burlington, Pleasant Prairie, Waukegan, Zion, and Gurnee and also provide free quotes.