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One of the fastest growing segments of hard surface flooring, luxury vinyl flooring or LVT/LVP, is a versatile, high performing surface that features longer planks and wider boards for a head turning style. Easy to care for and comfortable underfoot, the product achieves the look of an authentic wood, ceramic tile or stone floor, but without the expensive price tag.
It’s durable and waterproof, and extremely stain resistant. Your gorgeous LVT/LVP flooring will retain its looks longer in high traffic areas. Quick and easy installation makes this product ideal for Do-it-yourselfers.
We carry a wide range of high quality LVT/LVP products from leading suppliers including: Biyork, COREtec by Shaw, Goodfellow, Next Floors, Richmond, Torlys and Twelve Oaks.
What are the benefits of using vinyl tile flooring?
Luxury vinyl has come a long way from your parent’s kitchen flooring. Today’s LVT/LVP is an outstanding choice for all types of floor surfaces, performing exceptionally well in even the harshest conditions. It’s durable and resilient against scuffs and scratches. Water and moisture proof, LVT/LVP makes cleaning up after spills a breeze. Its attached underpad makes standing for longer periods more comfortable, warmer and quiet. Like hardwood, LVT/LVP comes available in a range of widths and shades for that high-end, upgrade look, without the cost.
Where are the best places to use vinyl tile flooring?
Don’t be fooled by the high-end look and feel of Luxury Vinyl Tile and Plank. The reality is that it’s not fussy. Its scratch resistant qualities make it the ideal flooring option for high traffic areas around your home or your business. LVT/LVP is waterproof and moisture resistant and its antimicrobial protection inhibits the growth of mold and mildew, providing a lifetime of cleaner floors. Spills in your kitchen or family room become a breeze to mop up. The attached underpad makes standing more comfortable and keeps the tile warm underfoot. It’s beauty and wide selection of shades and sizes, make it a wonderful addition to any space and décor.
Because of its low profile, durability, and installation method, LVT/LVP vinyl tiles can be installed on almost any surface, usually as a floating or glue down system. A rule of thumb for the best look, is to install the planks parallel to the longest wall in the room and parallel to outside light sources like a window. Make sure the surface is clean, flat and dry and base boards have been removed. It is recommended that cabinets be installed before laying the vinyl flooring. Thinking of installing yourself? Make sure you have the right tools on hand like a tapping block, rubber mallet, pull-bar, linoleum knife, and any kind of saw. Most cuts can be scored and snapped.
Be sure to ask us for our LVT/LVP installation guide or refer to our resources page for more detailed information. Or you can save yourself the trouble and simply ask our professionally installers to do it for you.
LVT and LVP are easy to install, usually as a floating or glue down system.
Vinyl flooring is very durable and can be installed in humid or high moisture areas.
Minimal Prep Required
Because of its low profile, durability, and installation method, vinyl can be installed on almost any surface
Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) versus Wood Plastic Composite (WPC)
For added durability, today’s luxury vinyl can come with a rigid core. Rigid core luxury vinyl is a glueless product with click-lock installation technology. It comes in two types: Stone Plastic Composite (SPC) and Wood Plastic Composite (WPC). SPC has a core that typically is 60% limestone, polyvinyl chloride and plasticizers. The core of WPC also has polyvinyl chloride, wood fiber and plasticizers, but also a foaming agent. Both options offer a wide range of sizes and look like wood, stone, ceramic or marble, but SPC has a higher density and is more impact resistant than WPC. The foaming agent in WPC makes it more comfortable underfoot, warmer and better in noise reduction than SPC. SPC floors tend to be thinner floors, ranging in thickness from 4.5mm to 7mm, while WPC floors start at 8mm and usually have 1.5mm of cork attached.
It is also important to understand the type of click lock system being used in SPC floors. Due to the rigid construction of an SPC floor, the substrates will need to be as flat as possible to avoid damage to the locking mechanism. The better SPC floors will have a patented 5G Valinge® or Unilin Uniclick locking system that effectively reduces the chances of gapping and limits movement between boards when walked on, while offering seamless joints and no height difference.