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The Basics of Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl 101

Often called “resilient flooring,” luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is made to realistically mimic ceramic tile, stone or wood at a much lower cost. Vinyl flooring is also better suited to a wider variety of lifestyles than natural materials, and this durability makes it a practical option for your home.

Luxury vinyl tile benefits

Luxury vinyl tile brings together the best of both worlds – every beautiful detail that people desire in natural stone or wood, combined with additional features that natural materials can’t have.

Luxury vinyl tile is warmer to the touch than stone or ceramic, and softer underfoot, making it more forgiving for heavy foot traffic and accidental falls. This makes it especially good for kitchens, where cooking demands that you’re on your feet more often.

Luxury vinyl tile is also easy to keep clean thanks to built-in stain, mildew and scratch resistance. It can better tolerate impacts and spills than its natural counterparts. Spills simply sit on the surface and can be easily wiped away with a mop and warm water. A soft broom is all you need for everyday cleaning.

Easy installation is another feature of LVT. It can be installed on just about any existing floor, regardless of grade, and you can choose from glue-down or click locking installation methods.

If your tile does get damaged in any way, it’s just as easy to remove and replace a single tile.