LVT Flooring Pros And Cons
There are many pros to having LVT luxury vinyl tile installed in your home or commercial premises.
In fact, there’s hardly any “con” to it.
Pro #1 – Variety of Design
The biggest benefit of LVT flooring tiles is that they are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. You can choose from stone-look, wood-look, and tiled-look designs.
There are many interesting LVT flooring designs that you can choose from to give your home a unique and authentic look. Guests won’t notice they aren’t standing on natural wood but on LVT wood flooring!
A LVT tile can replicate the feel and texture of natural wood. Manufacturers can do this by having the wood grain pattern embossed on the surface of the tile.
Installing the correct underlay for LVT flooring tiles will absorb noise and improve the acoustics of your room.
And LVT can be used with underfloor heating, up to 27°C, so it’s a fantastic option in colder climates such as Ireland.
Pro #2 – Durability
A LVT tile is made of higher quality and more durable materials than a VCT or Vinyl Composite Tile. LVT vinyl flooring is designed to allow the tile to maintain its shape.
LVT flooring on stairs is a popular option thanks to the durability of LVT in high-traffic areas and the fact it doesn’t scratch or scuff easily.
In addition, with so many types and styles of Luxury Vinyl Tiles available, you can easily match your stair flooring with your other decor.
Pro #3 – Affordable
It may have the word “luxury” in it but an LVT luxury vinyl tile is one of the most affordable flooring options you can install in your home.
LVT flooring prices are much lower than natural flooring materials. Because luxury vinyl flooring is highly resilient and more durable, its maintenance costs are likewise much lower than most types of flooring materials.
Cleaning LVT flooring is easier and trouble-free. No need for frequent polishing to keep it shiny and looking brand new.
As an added value, many LVT flooring brands offer a 20-year guarantee on their products. The guarantee is further proof of its durability and high-quality.
With these in mind, the overall LVT flooring cost is comparatively lower than many types of hardwood materials.
Pro #4 – Easy to Install
Although you can find brands in the market that include LVT click flooring systems that make installation easier and more convenient, we advise getting an expert LVT flooring company when installing luxury vinyl tiles.
This is especially true when the installation process requires using LVT flooring glue.
There may also be situations where the surface is not receptive to adhesives and installation will need more preparation. Our LVT specialist may recommend floating LVT flooring installation.
Also called “Loose Lay”, this is a process where the luxury vinyl tiles are loosely laid on top of the subfloor but are kept in place by a series of planks or tiles that are glued around the perimeter of the space.