What is LVT flooring?
A lot of different terms are thrown around when it comes to vinyl floor coverings. Many, however, are actually interchangeable names for the same thing. LVT simply stands for ‘luxury vinyl tiles’, which is sometimes called 'vinyl flooring' or even 'PVC flooring’. ‘Sheet vinyl’ and linoleum are typically available in rolls and glued to the surface, while LVT flooring comes in easy -to-manipulate planks or tiles which can either be installed “floating” (i.e. glue-less) or “glue down”.
One thing’s for sure: vinyl is no longer synonymous for old-fashioned, plastic-looking floors you remember from your grandmother’s house. The latest innovations in flooring have turned vinyl into a solid and practical alternative to laminate and even hardwood flooring.
The benefits of LVT flooring
With hundreds of styles, colours and flavours available, there’s an LVT floor for every taste and every kind of project. Some of the most prominent benefits are its:
- moisture resistance, which makes it the perfect choice for bathrooms and kitchens
- scratch and stain resistance, ensuring high durability and worry-free maintenance
- softness, warmth and acoustic properties, making it a pleasure to walk on
- exceptional cleanability
- thinness, making it the ideal floor choice for renovations
- ease of installation, thanks to its glue down and click options.