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The Pros and Cons of Luxury Vinyl Tile & Plank


Carpet Superstore team share the Pros and Cons of Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT).

Our team at Regina's Carpet Superstores have established a strong and loyal customer base through our commitment to excellent customer service. By being part of the powerful buying group that is the Carpet Superstores chain, we are also able to provide quality Regina floor coverings at unbeatable prices.

The team is always more than willing to take the time to help you find exactly what you are looking for that fits your lifestyle needs. Dogs, kids, allergies, and personal style are all factors to consider before you even choose the color, finish, or type of floor covering... CARPET SUPERSTORE are your TRUSTED REGINA FLOORING STORE

What is Luxury Vinyl Tile?

Also know as LVT , this product provides you the look of a ceramic tile floor and is designed to meet today’s demanding lifestyles.

LVT PROS

DESIGN CHOICES: LVT is featured in a unique variety of colors and designs, inspired by the colors and patterns found in nature. You can also choose to either have a subtle or dramatic variation between individual tiles. Tiles can be grouted to make it look more like ceramic or stone.

QUICK INSTALLATION: A typical installation can be completed in half the time it takes to complete a comparable ceramic tile installation. LVT tile can also be glued down or the can be floated. Individual tiles can be clicked together and then installed without glue, to float on a special underlayment.

DURABILITY: Luxury Vinyl Tile is renowned for its high durability and scratch-resistance, making it an excellent choice for heavy foot traffic areas. Ayoub Carpet Service offers DuraCeramic. It is made from limestone and is a composite material that resists chipping and cracking.

FEEL: DuraCeramic is comparatively warmer to the touch than ceramic and other natural stones. It also absorbs sound and creates a more peaceful atmosphere within your home.

MAINTENANCE: LVT is easy to clean and maintain and is guaranteed to keep its vibrant color much longer than ceramic tile or vinyl. Regular sweeping, dusting, mopping or vacuuming the floor can prevent dirt or grit from causing scratches and marks. Avoid vacuums that use a beater brush, as these may cause damage to the floor.

CONS

COST: When people hear the word vinyl, it has long been associated with inexpensive. Luxury Vinyl Tile can cost as much as some standard hardwood or ceramic tile. So, if you’re thinking that LVT will be as cheap, or cost just a little more than your standard vinyl “peel and stick” tiles, you will be shocked by the price difference.

Luxury Vinyl Plank

TRANSITIONS: When researching the cons for LVT, one topic that kept popping up was that there was a lack of nice transition pieces. It was recommended to use the old, metal pieces (Yuck! That would cheapen the look of a beautifully laid floor.) Or, you could get unfinished wood pieces and have them stained to match. Obviously this is an area for the manufacturers to address.

Even though Luxury Vinyl Tile is relatively new to the industry as compared to other flooring, it’s an option that feels great, provides a lot of options for style and color, and is extremely durable.

We hope our tip on the Pros and Cons of LVT have helped you in figure out which type of flooring is going to best suit your home, lifestyle, décor and budget.

 Source: http://rugcare.com/blog/2014/05/08/pros-and-cons-of-luxury-vinyl-tile