Putting the luxury in luxury vinyl floors
Luxury vinyl floors are becoming a staple in the flooring market. There are so many benefits involved with this type of flooring,that it’s hard to leave it behind. Luxury vinyl tile, or LVT, is one of the more popular luxury vinyls and has an extensive array of design options.
LVT can mimic both natural stone and hardwood flooring in look as well as feel. The upside is that with luxury vinyl floors, you have neither the expensive and time-consuminginstallation process,nor the routine maintenance that has to be performed.
Luxury vinyl floors offer flexibility of design
Not only does LVT look just like hardwood and stone, it even offers the same luxurious texture of these natural resources.These textured are embossed right on to the tile during the manufacturing process. The resultis a tile with amazing wood grain patterns or the feel of authentic stone.
Because of this embossing, you can find luxury vinyl that looks like any species of wood you’d like to have. However, unlike many real hardwood floors, it won’t wear away nearly as quickly. This is thanks to the protective wear layer that sits atop the actual printed layer. It protects specifically against scratches, scuffs, dents, dings and even excessive UV sunrays.
Maintaining luxury vinyl tile is easy
With natural resources such as wood and stone, the maintenance schedule with which you’ll have to keep up can be time consuming and expensive. However, it is necessary if you want to keep stains, wear and damage to a minimum.
LVT, on the other hand, doesn’t need extensive maintenance to keep it looking brand new and protected against the elements. A simple sweep and mop on a regular basis keeps it looking its very best. In fact, thanks to the wear layer, and depending upon its thickness, you can get about ten years of wear on it before needing to re-apply that wear layer.