Looking for a luxury vinyl for your flooring but can’t decide between Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) or Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)? Maybe you saw the acronyms in your research while planning a remodel and are looking for some additional information and comparison. Either is a great option for your new floor so read on, we’re here to help!
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Flooring
LVT, or Luxury Vinyl Tile, is designed to replicate the appearance of classic flooring options like tile and stone without nearly the same level of cost for materials. As modern manufacturing techniques improve, it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish LVT from actual tile or stone flooring. However, it is significantly cheaper to purchase and install in your home than either of those!
Benefits of LVT Flooring in your home:
Unlike the real stone or tile it imitates, LVT flooring is a relatively soft flooring material. This means it is more comfortable underfoot as home flooring than actual stone or tile. It is also quieter, which can be a real help in the home, especially for those with kids who will be running around. A fall on Luxury Vinyl Tile will be less damaging than a fall on real stone flooring would be.
Easy to install
LVT flooring is significantly easier to install than real stone or tile. This means that it is cheaper to install, and requires less installation time. This saves you time and money, while still giving you the beautiful look of stone or tile flooring!
As mentioned above, Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring is much cheaper compared to real stone or tile flooring, while still giving you the same look. This means for those looking to conserve budget in a renovation or remodel, you can get the same look as real tile for less!
Resistant to whatever life throws at it
If you are a homeowner, you know that life is not easy for your floors. If you have pets or children, even more so! That is where a material like LVT can really shine. It won’t chip like real stone or tile, it is water resistant, and easy to clean. With the same great look as tile or stone, this makes Luxury Vinyl Tile a great option for anyone looking for a new floor.
Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring, or LVP, is similar to LVT in that it imitates its real life counterpart, real hardwood! Like with LVT, the benefit of LVP is that it is significantly cheaper than hardwood flooring, while maintaining the same great look. Even more, there are several colors and designs available in LVP that you could not get from real wood!
Benefits of LVP flooring in your home:
Unlike real hardwoods, LVP is waterproof! Therefore it is much more prepared for the spills and accidents that are so common in the kitchen. Real life is hard on your floors, and having a resistant and waterproof flooring like LVP really comes in handy! Combine that with the same beauty of real hardwood floors, and it’s easy to see why Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring is so incredibly popular in modern homes.
Easy to clean
Because LVP is waterproof, it is easy to maintain and keep clean, much easier than real hardwood flooring. It can be easily cleaned with water and mild detergent, which makes your life much easier, especially after spills or during allergy season here in North Carolina!
With real hardwood flooring, we are naturally limited to the colors and patterns that occur organically in trees. With Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring, the design creativity is endless. There are lots of different colors, styles, and patterns of LVP flooring available, allowing you to match your flooring to your vision for your renovation or remodel. LVP is a way to get the texture and beauty of hardwood flooring without the creative limitation!
As we mentioned above, another huge benefit of LVP is that you get the beautiful look of real hardwood flooring without the price tag! Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring is cheaper to manufacture than real hardwoods, which means it is cheaper for you to purchase and install in your home. All the beauty of hardwood, without the price? Sign us up!
Visit Flooring By Design to explore LVT and LVP flooring options
Whether you want the tile look of Luxury Vinyl Tile, or the classic hardwood appearance of Luxury Vinyl Plank, we’re here to help! As far as which is best for your home renovation, it really depends on your vision for your new room and floor. As for us, all things equal we love the hardwood appearance of LVP flooring, it’s a classic! If you are looking into options for your new floor, contact us here online or call our team at 919-477-9849. We can’t wait to work with you!