The LVP and LVT on the market today is manufactured using advanced photographic technologies, which give them the high-end look of real hardwood, natural stone and tile. Many LVT can be installed with grout or without grout, for a true stone or ceramic tile appearance. Like any flooring type, vinyl too has many advantages.
Water Proof / Water Resistant
Many LVP and LVT are water resistant or water proof. These products were designed to perform much better than hardwood in spaces that may have moisture, such as basements, kitchens and bathrooms. While some products boast they are water resistant, there is very few vinyl floors on the market that are truly water proof. Be sure to inquire with a Flowers Flooring sales representative to go over both options. LVP and LVT are also slip resistant, another reason they perform well in wet areas.
While the product itself may be just as much as other flooring types, consumers save money with LVP and LVT in the cost of installation. Installing hardwood, laminate and especially tile costs more than installing LVP and LVT.
LVP and LVT are extremely durable due to their specialized wear layers and urethane coating. There are four distinct layers fused together to produce the final product.
Resilient Vinyl Backing
Vinyl Color Layer
Photographic Film Layer
Urethane or Aluminum Oxide Top Layer
Since LVP and LVT were constructed for commercial wear and tear, it’s perfect for residential high-traffic areas. This flooring type also meets all the requirements of commercial flammability codes.
With thousands of LVP and LVT to select from, vinyl is a very versatile flooring type. Since vinyl has the look and feel of hardwood, stone or tile, the choices are virtually endless. Vinyl mimics the look of hardwood, stone and tile so much, that many consumers have to get on their hands and knees to accurately identify the flooring type. Vinyl works well in small or large rooms. Since it comes in various sizes its suitable for any size room.