Luxury Vinyl Tile or LVT is an exciting flooring choice that can give your home the look of real stone or ceramic flooring without the cost.
In addition to the great value, LVT replicates the exact look of stone patterns give your floors the most authentic appearance. This realistic appearance is one of the many reasons why Luxury Vinyl Tile is so popular.
Now with advances in manufacturing, LVT is able to mimic the feel and texture of ceramic and stone materials. You’ll swear it’s the real thing. In fact, many people can’t tell the difference.
One of the most important benefits of choosing LVT flooring is its durability. It’s tough, easy to maintain and resistant to moisture. So not only will you enjoy a luxurious surface texture and appearance, but you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that your floor will last. And in today’s world with everyone’s busy schedule, it’s nice to have a floor that’s easy to maintain.
You’ll spend more for real ceramic or stone flooring. With LVT, you can enjoy all of the things you love about ceramic and stone, without the hassles.
Of course, the design and color of Luxury Vinyl Tile can affect the cost. If you’re looking in the mid to high levels, choose tiles and plants that are embossed-in-register (EIR), which means that the way the tiles look and feel will match the grain and pattern of the real thing.
In addition, thicker styles and longer warranties also increase the price of LVT flooring. Check with professionals to advise you on the best choices.
Luxury Vinyl Tile is made up of three components:
1.The Base Layer comprises 65% of the total tile. This environmentally friendly material provides dimensional stability, as well as flexibility. It also helps make the material resistant to moisture, dents and other common flooring issues.
2.The Visual Layer features a realistic image of ceramic or stone. Advanced techniques in the manufacturing process have made the appearance of Luxury Vinyl Tile so authentic looking, it really does look like the real thing.
3.The Finish Layer consists of a top coat that enables each tile to resist mold and mildew, which is very necessary when you choose your flooring. This top coat also resists stains, abrasions and daily wear. It also adds that texture on the surface that feels so real.
Luxury Vinyl Tile is very easy to maintain. With proper cleaning and care, it should last a very long time. Some guidelines for maintaining your LVT floors:
- Place mats at all doorways so dirt and moisture won’t get on the floor.
- Sweep often to prevent dirt from causing abrasions on the surface of the floor.
- Don’t roll furniture around; place felt pads to help protect floors from heavy furniture.
Vinyl Plank Flooring
If you want the look of hardwood floors without some of the issues that may arise with hardwoods, consider Vinyl Plank Flooring. The design and planks are so authentic, they’ll give you the look you want. At the same time, they’re waterproof, so you won’t have to worry about water damage. They can also be installed anywhere in your home, including the basement.
Vinyl Plank Flooring has three layers—the bottom is the tile backing, which adds strength and durability to the floor. In the middle is the printed design, with realistic-looking wood planks. The top layer is made of enhanced urethane, which makes it easy to clean and resistant to scratches. The protective clear film layer guards against tears and other damage.
To ensure the look and durability of your flooring, have a certified installer go over your options and provide you with a cost estimate that includes the cost of removing your existing floor. The experts at Sequoia sell LVT, as well as a variety of flooring options. Talk to us today.