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What is LVT? 

Quick Facts About Luxury Vinyl Tile

By Megan Cowen
December 30, 2019
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Whether it’s an issue with your space or your budget, Luxury Vinyl Tile (or LVT) is the answer to your flooring problem! 

LVT is composed of PVC vinyl layers, a realistic 3D photo layer, and an extremely durable protective layer. It’s made to look like wood or stone, so there are a lot of options to choose from. Luxury Vinyl Tile is available in both glue-down and click-together options. Glue-down versions are thin, lightweight, and very flexible while click-together versions are thicker and range from flexible to rigid planks. 

An easy solution to uneven surfaces: A click-together LVT floor produces a floating surface that is more forgiving than its glue-down counterpart which is more prone to reveal imperfections in the sub-surface. 

Hardwood look without the hardwood cons: Many people want hardwood in their basement, bathrooms, or laundry room. But because of moisture issues, it’s not recommended to install actual hardwood in these spaces. Both glue-down and click-together LVT options are great alternatives that look like wood and can be installed in any indoor space.

DIY friendly: Installation is much easier with LVT compared to hardwood and tile. You don’t have to deal with nail guns, leveling, spacers, or grout. It’s a great product for the novice DIYer and can save time and money.

Cost: When comparing the cost of LVT to hardwood, LVT is much more economical. It depends on the type and finish, but it can reduce your costs by as much as $3-5 per square foot. The cost is comparable to tile, but after factoring in tools and materials needed for installation, LVT still wins. 

So, if you are looking for a flexible product that looks beautiful and is easy on the budget, LVT is a great option. Check out our selection of LVT flooring products.