Tips on choosing LVT

There is more to LVT than its durability and incredible looks

3 Tips to help you choose the right luxury vinyl floors

The fastest growing segment in hard surface flooring is luxury vinyl tile. LVT comes in a multitude of options which is giving it its popularity. You can customize color, pattern, design and so much more with ease of installation and maintenance.

LVT offers a beautiful and practical solution for any space. For those who have their hearts set on the natural look of stone and hardwood, this is the perfect alternative. This versatile flooring option can mimic the look of hardwood, marble, slate, and more. For those who are on the creative end of the spectrum, there is virtually no limit to design options.

There are three main things you should consider when choosing luxury vinyl flooring:

1 – Consider its purpose

You need to know about the product’s wear layer. If you are choosing a floor for a high traffic area, you’ll need a thicker wear layer to protect the image layer underneath.

2 – Know what the core is made of

Recycled floors are environmentally friendly; many LVT floors are made from raw, pure materials such as virgin PVC. It reduces the possibility of shrinking which makes it more durable. It also stops the risk of recycling toxic or harmful chemicals into LVT that is found most present in post-consumer material. Virgin PVC produces a constant, quality product that is durable and is equipped with a durable core.

3 – Consider the environmental impact

The nature of high-performance luxury vinyl does not provide itself to using recycled material. You can still choose to purchase your products from suppliers, manufacturers, and companies that meet industry standards for sustainability and environmental stewardship.  

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