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Luxury Vinyl Tile & Plank Flooring 101

Luxury Vinyl Tile & Plank Flooring 101 – Your Buying Guide

Luxury vinyl tile & plank captures everything you love about stone and ceramic tile flooring, plus all the comfortable lifestyle features you wish they had. To the eyes luxury vinyl floors looks remarkably like stone or ceramic tile, but it’s actually warmer to the touch and softer underfoot. In rooms where you’re on your feet the most, like kitchens, you’ll appreciate this feature.

Luxury vinyl floors are easy to clean and resistant to stains and scratches. It’s more tolerant of drops and spills than ceramic tile, and individual tiles are easier to replace should they become damaged. Liquid spills simply stay on the surface and can be wiped away easily. In addition to being water resistant, these resilient floors are also mildew and stain resistant. Keep this is mind if your household is active with little ones running around, boisterous pets or if you do a lot of cooking because . . . accidents do happen!

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Inspired By Nature, Designed for Living

Nature inspired designs of luxury vinyl floors deliver the rich range of colors occurring naturally in slate, stone, marble, granite and travertine. The real beauty of luxury vinyl is its ability to showcase the singular look of natural materials. Exceptional realism is made possible by with advances in high-definition printing techniques and embossing technology. Not only will you see the earthy colors, graceful veining and brilliant mineral streaks, but you’ll actually feel weathered clefts and gently eroded surfaces. Even more impressive, pattern variation is designed to virtually ensure no two floor tiles are the same. Your luxury vinyl floor will be as individual and distinct and any floor made by nature.

Luxury vinyl floors come in a variety of size options, including 12”x12”, 18”x18” and 24”x24” square as well as 12″x24″ rectangle. This gives you countless ways to further customize your floor design.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring Is Easy to Maintain

Luxury vinyl floors are much easier to care for than other natural products. Just a soft bristle broom or a mop moistened with warm water will suffice for everyday cleaning. Thanks to its stain, scuff and scratch resistance, it’s an ideal flooring choice for a busy homeowners looking for something low maintenance and durable.

Installation Is a Breeze

Luxury vinyl flooring can be installed on, below or above grade. Being both water and mold resistant, these floors makes a great option for bathrooms, entryways and basements. Choose the installation method that best fits your needs ─ glue down or click (floating) locking. In click locking systems, tiles attach to each other and float directly over the subfloor with minimal floor prep and no messy adhesives. With the right tools and guidelines, you can install a new floor in as little as a day.

You can also choose grouted or ungrouted installation to complete your custom look. Grouted tiles have a more authentic stone or tile look while ungrouted tiles present an overall smoother look.

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