Everybody wants the classic look of hardwood or the sophisticated feel of stone, but it might be a little out of their price range. Commercial spaces have found a secret that has only recently begun to trickle down to the residential consumer. Luxury vinyl tile offers the same look and feel of of hardwood and tile as well as other flooring types. Some are hesitant to use the product because they’re afraid the quality isn’t nearly as good as the real thing, but with vast improvements in technology, luxury vinyl tile is just as good an option, and here is why:
Appearance: Thanks to improved photography capabilities (photogravure process), the texture of natural flooring can be captured and copied to luxury vinyl flooring. This means you can have flooring that replicates the look of natural wood, stone, tile or any other type flooring.
Variety: Again, due to the photogravure process, the variety of luxury vinyl tile available is huge. From size, to color to texture, you can choose just about any type of flooring you want to mimic for a fraction of the price.
Eco-friendly: When constructed with 100% vinyl material, luxury vinyl tile actually meets Green building standards and in commercial spaces will earn LEED points.
Maintenance: Luxury vinyl tile is naturally water resistant, meaning it will hold up against leaks and spills on the upper surface. This makes it easy to clean and all you’ll need is a damp mop.
Durability: LVT floors are coated with a urethane surface which enhances their ability to withstand scratches, dents and scuffs. Due to their common use in commercial spaces, they are also slip resistant and meet commercial flammability standards.
So as you can see, luxury vinyl tile gives you a lot of value in that you can get the look of natural materials plus the benefits of commercial flooring.