Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) closely mimics the look of natural materials, such as wood or stone. It accomplishes this by a surface layer that has a 3D, photo-created image, combined with textures that resemble that of the real materials.
There are several reasons why consumers prefer luxury vinyl tile over other types of flooring material:
Luxury vinyl flooring simulates stone (slate, travertine, marble, etc.) or it simulates wood (teak, maple, oak, walnut, and pine).
Because LVP imitates solid wood flooring, it comes in plank shapes. A typical size is 7 inches wide by 48 inches long but it is available in up to 9 inches wide and 72 inches long.
Luxury vinylis typically either 100% vinyl or a vinyl/limestone mixture or a mixture of either of these with sawdust particles, depending on the brand. Any LVT that emulates wood will be made of all vinyl. LVT that is made to look like stone will contain minerals. Only the base layer is limestone, while the top layer is vinyl.
There is no difference in the number of layers between traditional and luxury vinyl tile—only the thickness of these layers. Both have four layers from the top down:
LVT usually comes in either plank or tile form. Typical plank size is 48 inches x 6 inches. Typical tile size is 12 inches X 24 inches. Sometimes you can find unusual shapes, such as squares sized at 16 inches x 16 inches
Thicknesses range depending on brand and core structure.
Are you looking for a more affordable and durable alternative to hardwood and tile flooring? E Hardwoods & Flooring offers luxury vinyl tile for both residential and commercial properties. You can order your LVT products straight from our site and have them delivered quickly to your door.
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