Luxury vinyl tiles and planks are a revolution in high quality flooring that offers premium looks at an economical price. Using high definition 3D imaging technology, luxury vinyl plank realistically emulates the look of hardwood, ceramic tile, limestone, marble, slate, travertine and more. Here we look at 5 of the most amazing benefits of luxury vinyl tile.
- Wide Range of Designs and Effects
Luxury vinyl tile technology allows for a huge range patterns, designs, and textures to be expressed in your flooring. Using highly realistic 3-D imaging technology, luxury vinyl tiles can create the look of hardwood, ceramic tile, limestone, marble, slate, and travertine in a much more comfortable, affordable, and easy to care for flooring. It’s an imitation it’s so realistic even a trained eye can’t tell the difference. Luxury vinyl plank flooring can fit into a range of contemporary, formal, and traditional spaces, including for residential and commercial flooring. This versatility makes luxury vinyl tile the ideal fit for your home or office.
- Easy Installation
Luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring is one of the easiest flooring types to install. You can even install it yourself if you’re an experience DIYer. Luxury vinyl tiles are thinner than hardwood planks, stone, or ceramic tiles making them easy to work with. Luxury vinyl plank flooring can be installed directly on a clean flat subfloor with minimal preparation. It can even be installed on top of the existing flooring in some cases so talk to your local flooring expert for advice.
Just as with any flooring product, luxury vinyl tiles are available in higher price premium options as well as economical options. However, one thing that’s true about all luxury vinyl tiles is that they are usually much more economical than the flooring types they emulate. Luxury vinyl planks are a fraction of the price of real hardwood or stone, while at the same time being easy to clean, comfortable underfoot, and remarkably realistic.
- Environmental and Air Safety
One of the concerns with certain flooring types is the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) they release into the air and how this affects indoor air quality and the environment. Luxury vinyl plank flooring is typically a low VOC option and is CARB II-compliant. Products that are made from 100% vinyl material meet green building standards and they’re eligible for LEED ratings when used in commercial spaces. Luxury vinyl flooring is considered to have minimal impact on indoor air quality after installation, keeping your indoor air fresh, clean, and safe for your family.
- Comfort and Resilience
Luxury vinyl plank flooring is both resilient and resistant to wear as well as incredibly easy to clean. It’s looks can be replenished with a quick sweep and a damp mop, and quality luxury vinyl plank flooring doesn’t chip, become discolored, or delaminate. Unlike wood flooring, luxury vinyl tiles won’t shift or warp with changes in temperature. Luxury vinyl tile is also water resistant and meets safety requirements for flammability and slip resistance. The usual thickness is 20 mm which includes wear layers that add underfoot comfort and durability to the flooring. While hardwood and tile floors can put excess pressure on feet with their hardness, luxury vinyl tiles are more comfortable and soft underfoot, protecting your feet and muffling sound.
With so many benefits to innovative luxury vinyl tile flooring, it’s well worth considering this option for your next flooring installation. Talk to your local flooring company today about how to choose and install luxury vinyl tile flooring for your home or office space.