LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tiles) Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Tiles popularly known as LVT is a flooring product that looks like real wood, ceramic or stone flooring but has other additional practical benefits. LVT is available in a wide range of designs, shapes and sizes which gives that authentic looking floor in your property. It has become a great flooring alternative to hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and carpet flooring. It can give off that authentic look of wood flooring, ceramic, or stone flooring without having the practical drawback of natural products.
LVT is made from PVC-based materials which means it is incredibly tough. Advancement in manufacturing processes means LVT has longer warranties compared to other flooring options. It is also generally warmer, and quieter compared to other wood flooring like laminate.
Characteristics of LVT
A great benefit of installing LVT flooring is that you do may not need an adhesive compared to other types of flooring like laminate. In some installations an adhesive or glue may be used but you could do without either. LVT installation requires an LVT underlay or a proper subfloor for the tiles to be fitted on. The ground must be smooth, hard, clean, dry, and free from any residue (e.g., paint, grease etc). All the tiles need acclimatize to the room, so they need to be taken out of the box and laid in the room at least a day before installation.
LVT vs LVP
LVT stands for Luxury Vinyl Tiles while LVP stands for Luxury Vinyl Planks. They are technically the same material but different sizes. Tiles are smaller than planks. Using LVP just gives out that look of hardwood boards. Both are types of luxury vinyl flooring offering the same design options and durability. The main difference is the configuration.
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