5 Key Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Tile

5 Key Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Tile

Replacing old, wall-to-wall carpet with new flooring is a great way to boost your home's value. Not only that, carpet is losing popularity because it traps dust, allergens, and other particles in your air. If you have allergies or asthma, carpet can be detrimental to your health.

If you're in the market for new floors, ditch the carpet. There are many other options out there. One newer option that has skyrocketed in popularity is luxury vinyl tiles. Keep reading to learn some of the benefits of vinyl flooring.

What is Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is one of the fastest growing floor materials in the US. LVT is made of several different layers that are fused together using heat and pressures. The layers include:

  • vinyl backing
  • vinyl core
  • print file layer (this is the color and design of the tile)
  • protective clear layer finished with a polyurethane coating

The composition of LVT makes it a great choice for your home. Read on for some of the significant benefits of LVT and see if it's right for you.

What Are the Benefits?

LVT hits the trifecta of flooring. It is durable, reasonably priced, and there's a huge selection of styles and colors.

1. Durability

LVT is one of the most durable but affordable flooring choices available. It can handle heavy traffic, is flame resistant, and can be exposed to moisture without being damaged. LVT can stand up to the most destructive kids and pets.

Not only is it appropriate for homes, its a great choice for commercial spaces as well and since it's made from 100% vinyl, it meets green building standards.

2. Price

While hardwood floors are expensive to install and maintain, LVT is extremely affordable and the installation is not pricey either. LVT is an affordable alternative to pricier hardwood, laminate, or tile flooring options.

3. Appearance and Selection

Unless you're a flooring expert, most people can't even differentiate LVT from hardwood or tile floors. The texture, finish, and design all mimic hardwood or tile, making it nearly impossible to know that it's actually made from vinyl.

There's also an extensive selection of colors, designs, and textures to choose from. You can mix and match to create a statement floor and the vast array of options allows you to customize your flooring and choose something unique.

4. Easy Maintenance

Maintenance for LVT is quick and easy. Simply dry mop or wet mop the surface, and that's it. It is resistant to stains, scratches, or scuffs. It's a very stress-free floor and a great choice for high traffic homes, especially those with kids and pets.

Not only is everyday maintenance simple, it's also easy and inexpensive to replace a section if it becomes damaged.

5. Environmentally Friendly

Finally, LVT is environmentally friendly. Unlike carpeting, it doesn't trap dust and allergens. The tiles are made from environmentally friendly materials and meet green building standards.

The Bottom Line

Don't just assume that hardwood, laminate, or tile are your only flooring choices outside of carpeting. Luxury vinyl tile is an affordable and suitable choice for your home or commercial space.

Take a look around our site to learn more about LVT and other flooring options available. We offer free estimates and would love to discuss how we can help you with your next flooring project.