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Comparing LVP & LVT


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LVP & LVT: Style, savings and more

Luxury vinyl flooring (LVF), a true-to-life echo of wood, stone, or tile, is cut in planks of square-groutable tile-sized pieces. Vinyl plank flooring (or LVP) is meant to echo hardwood boards, while the squares, called LVT flooring, impersonate stone or tile. These floors are stylish, waterproof, durable, and easy to maintain and install.


Following current trends in wood, stone, or tile

Wood floors are trending and expected to last for at least 15 years. Sometimes, however, it’s impossible to install wood because of moisture issues, such as in the bath, considered the wettest room in the house. You can still have the elegance of a wood-look by installing LVP.

This vinyl version is a premium product, so realistic that flooring experts have difficulty telling it from genuine materials. The images are taken with 3D photography, showing knots, raised grains, wormholes, swirls, veining variations, and vibrant colors and patterns. Species looks are almost unlimited, but some of the most popular ones are oak, hickory, walnut, maple, and cherry.

The floors also have features such as micro beveling and embossing to add depth and dimension. Another popular trend, texturing, is available with looks such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, or antiqued. Colors come in matte, gloss, or high gloss finishes.

You are not limited to wood, however. Stone looks, such as marble, are also popular, especially in the bath, where many turn that room into a serene, spa-like atmosphere. Granite, slate, terrazzo, limestone, or quartz give any room an atmosphere of luxury and sophistication. Tiles come in fun colors and graphics, and textured-like surfaces such as pebbles or beach sand look. Whatever form it takes, all LVF has the same design and functional characteristics.

Waterproof durability

LVF is made of 100% waterproof materials, giving it inherent water-repellent characteristics. As a result, it can be spilled on or submerged, and it will still look and perform well. While all vinyl is strong, this has a top clear melamine wear layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. The wear layer should be at least 20-mil thick, while the vinyl itself should measure at least 8-mm or more in thickness.

Easy care, this flooring only needs a daily sweeping and periodic mopping. Installation is uncomplicated and can be a floating floor that is click, matt, and hover. Subfloors need to be clean, dry, and level.

At Williams Carpet, Inc our goal is to give you a beautiful flooring installation and exquisite LVP or LVT products. To learn more and get a free luxury vinyl flooring quote, visit our showroom in Okemos, MI. We serve , , , , , , , and .