What Is Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring?
LVT flooring is a type of vinyl that is waterproof and can withstand a variety of high-traffic areas. It offers an attractive and durable surface that will look great in any room of your home. Unlike other types of flooring, it is easy to clean and will not stain or discolor.LVT is ideal for areas where spills are common, such as in the kitchen or bathroom. However, it is not recommended for indoor pools, hair salons, or sterile areas.Luxury vinyl tile is made from PVC sheets, a print film, and a surface treatment to give it excellent cleaning and scratching resistance. This flooring is available in a variety of designs and constructions. Some are designed for quick installation.LVT flooring is often installed over existing floors, such as wood or tile. Some manufacturers also offer an acoustic backing that adds a layer of sound-dampening.LVT is available in tiles, planks, and long pieces. Many are available in various color options. The most popular varieties are the wood-look varieties. They are available in different thicknesses and are waterproof.There are two common methods for installing LVT: gluedown and loose lay. Gluedown is more commonly used in commercial applications. Although it requires adhesive, it is easier to remove than its loose-lay counterpart.Loose-lay LVT is thicker than gluedown and can be glued over a concrete subfloor. In order to ensure proper fit, it is important to allow the floor to dry before installation. If the subfloor is damp, it may cause the flooring to curl or crack.