Why luxury vinyl is no longer an oxymoron.
An incredible blend of beauty and durability, luxury vinyl flooring (or LVT as some call it) looks just like real hardwood or natural stone. Today’s luxury vinyl looks surprisingly realistic thanks to a far better photographic layer and the addition of true texture. Here are a few of the ins and outs of why it might make an outstanding choice for you too.
WHERE YOU CAN PUT LUXURY VINYL FLOORING. ANYWHERE.
Since luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile are 100% waterproof, they can live literally anywhere in your home. And that includes spots where moisture is an ongoing issue, like bathrooms, laundry rooms and basements.
SEE WHAT YOU THINK FOR YOURSELF.
THREE TYPES THAT DIFFER BY SHAPE AND SIZE.
Luxury vinyl tile typically comes in 12” x 12” or 16” x 16” squares. Some styles that are designed to simulate stone or ceramic tile can even be installed including grout. Which continues to up the ante when it comes to the perception of pure realism.
Since hardwood itself comes in planks, now luxury vinyl plank does too. A common plank size is 48” x 7”. This also affords you the ability to have it installed in decorative patterns like brick or herringbone just like you can with traditional hardwood.
Just what it sounds like, luxury vinyl is also available in huge sheets that can be as wide and as long as your room. So it’s possible you might not have to have any seams.
A QUICK GLIMPSE OF WHAT IT’S MADE OF.
Luxury vinyl that’s designed to look like wood is made of 100% vinyl. On the other hand, if the goal is to mimic natural stone, it’s typically as much as 75% limestone and 25% vinyl. Which further helps it look like real stone, since it has real stone in it.