Why Choose Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Tile, also known as LVT or LVP, is a product that looks like ceramic tile, stone, or wood. With today’s technology, not only does it look like other types of floor, but also has texture that feel like the other surfaces such as weathered stones or hand-scraped hardwoods.
Features & Benefits of Luxury Vinyl
Can be installed above, on or below grade over concrete or suspended wood.
100% Water Resistant
Luxury Vinyl is one of the best solutions for bathrooms, mud rooms and kitchens with higher moisture contact is likely.
Warmer on the feet
Proven to be significantly warmer than natural stone flooring materials.
Softness and resiliency underfoot compared to hardwood or stone materials.
LVT was originally known as “hot pressed tile” which is a good indicator of how it is made. LVT is made of several layers that are fused together under heat and pressure:
The top layer of Luxury Vinyl is referred to as the wear layer. Generally, the thicker the wear layer, the more resistant the floor will be against wear and tear. Also, the thicker the wear layer the special textures that can be added to the product.
Print Film Layer
The design and color of vinyl flooring is created through a high resolution image pressed into the core layer.
The core of vinyl flooring is made from vinyl. It is the core layer that creates the waterproof layer of the material. Laminate flooring has a fiberboard core which absorbs moisure.
Vinyl flooring is incredibly versatile allowing you to install the product almost anywhere in your home. Some types are floating systems that “click” together and other types are glued down to the sub-surface material.