FAQ’s – Luxury Vinyl Tile/Plank
Q. Is luxury vinyl tile/plank (LVT/LVP) better than sheet vinyl?
A. Yes. It is stronger, more durable, has a protective coating of aluminum oxide which makes it highly scratch resistant and will not tear or dent like traditional sheet vinyl. It also will not fade or yellow over time like sheet vinyl. Examples of luxury vinyl tile/plank include US Floors Coretec floorintg.
Q. Is luxury vinyl tile/plank (LVT/LVP) better than laminate?
A. Definitely! Laminate is very durable and scratch resistant, but is not water resistant and that is a big disadvantage of laminate. Luxury vinyl tile/plank is extremely durable, scratch resistant and water resistant, making it a superior choice to laminate. Luxury vinyl tile/plank looks great on the floor and comes in vinyl planks, which greatly resembles hardwood flooring and vinyl squares for a ceramic tile look.
Q. Is luxury vinyl tile/plank (LVT/LVP) better than hardwood?
A. The main difference between luxury vinyl tile/plank and hardwood flooring is scratch and water resistance. Hardwood flooring is a natural material and is therefore, susceptible to scratching and is not water resistant. Whereas, luxury vinyl tile/plank is extremely scratch resistant and water resistant.
Q. Is luxury vinyl tile (LVT) better than ceramic tile?
A. Yes. Luxury vinyl tile is more durable than ceramic tile because you don’t have to worry about it cracking or chipping if you drop something on the floor. It is also much faster and easier to install than ceramic tile. Luxury vinyl tile will not feel cold on your feet in the winter like ceramic tile and is much easier to maintain because there is no grout to clean.
Q. Is luxury vinyl tile/plank (LVT/LVP) easy to clean?
A. Luxury vinyl tile/plank is extremely easy to clean and you don’t have to worry about getting it wet like you do with hardwood flooring or laminate, so you can wet mop it. You can clean it the same way you do traditional sheet vinyl.
Q. Is luxury vinyl tile/plank (LVT/LVP) waterproof?
A. Luxury vinyl tile/plank is very versatile and can be installed in any room, even wet locations, because it is not susceptible to moisture and will not swell or bulk if it gets wet.
Q. Can luxury vinyl tile/plank (LVT/LVP) be used in a bathroom?
A. Yes. Luxury vinyl tile/plank is perfect for the bathroom because the planks do not absorb water or swell. You can also have the look of hardwood floors in your bathroom without worrying about the steam, high humidity or moisture damaging your floor.
Q. Can luxury vinyl tile/plank (LVT/LVP) be installed in a basement?
A. Yes. Luxury vinyl tile/plank can be installed above grade or below grade, over wood sub-flooring or concrete and is water resistant, making it a perfect choice for flooring in a basement.
Q. Is luxury vinyl tile (LVT/LVP) a good flooring for pet owners?
A. Absolutely. Luxury vinyl tile/plank is probably the best floor to have if you have indoor pets, because it’s so durable, highly scratch resistant, extremely water resistant and easy to clean. If pets have accidents or track in water or mud, you can wet mop it and clean it thoroughly without causing any damage to your flooring. One of the best advantages of luxury vinyl tile/plank is that you can have pets and the look of hardwood flooring without worrying about your pets damaging your floor.
Q. Can luxury vinyl tile/plank (LVT/LVP) be used in a business?
A. Luxury vinyl tile/plank comes in residential grade and commercial grade, which is approved for use in commercial buildings, where there is heavy traffic and a lot of wear and tear on the flooring.
Q. How is luxury vinyl tile/plank (LVT/LVP) installed?
A. Luxury vinyl tile/plank comes in two types of flooring, glue down and floating. The glue down type of flooring must be glued to the sub-floor using a special LVT/LVP pressure sensitive adhesive. It is usually recommended for high traffic areas and commercial use and is normally less expensive than floating luxury vinyl tile/plank. The floating type of luxury vinyl tile/plank uses an edge joining system in which the vinyl planks lock together, so there is no glue required for installation. The luxury vinyl tile/plank is simply floated over your existing sub-floor and is not attached in any way to the sub-floor.
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