LVT vs. LVP
Thanks to versatility in design and style, along with incredible durability and affordability, luxury vinyl products are some of the most popular types of flooring on the market! And if you’re looking for luxury vinyl flooring products that will take your home to the next level, both luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl planks (LVP) are outstanding options.
These flooring products are grouped into a category called resilient flooring, meaning they have the flexibility and “give” that will resist dents and provide softer cushion underfoot. Both LVP and LVT are hard surface flooring options and are highly resistant to scratching and scuffing. They stand up to the wear and tear of everyday life without missing a beat and still look gorgeous.
One of the biggest selling points of LVP and LVT is their inherent resistance to moisture, mildew, and mold. Not only are both varieties an attractive option for any room in the house, but they perform exceptionally in entryways, kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and any area where moisture might be an issue.
You might be wondering how to choose a luxury vinyl product for your home. It really comes down to a matter of style. Read on to learn more about each type.
Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
Even though you might hear this acronym used for both products, LVT technically refers to luxury vinyl products that are made to look like stone or ceramic tile. Luxury vinyl tile can be produced in a variety of sizes and in colors and finishes that mimic the authentic look and feel of real natural stone and ceramic tile. LVT provides all the advantages of the genuine surfaces without the disadvantages of costly materials, installation, or problems if the floor becomes cracked or damaged. Some styles can even be grouted to truly mimic the look of authentic tile!
Explore LVT in top styles including Blush Worthy from Pergo’s Extreme Tile Options collection, Kingsport from Shaw’s First Class Tile collection, Century Mineral from Mannington’s Adura Max Rectangle collection, and the Extreme Tile collection from Palmer-Donavin in Bronze.
Luxury Vinyl Planks (LVP)
Luxury vinyl plank flooring is designed to look like real wood in every way—from wide-ranging species and colorways right down to the different levels of wood grain. LVP is the perfect choice for homeowners who want the look, feel, and timeless elegance of hardwood flooring without having to worry about spills or scratches. Luxury vinyl planks are waterproof, scratch-resistant, and ready to handle whatever activity your family throws at them! Best of all, LVP is a breeze to maintain when compared to regular hardwood floors.
Explore popular LVP styles now including MS International’s Andover collection in Highcliffe Greige and Ashton collection in York Gray, the Signature Series collection from TimberHaus in Monarch Bay, and this Rigid Core plank in Tawny Oak (above).
Luxury vinyl flooring, whether LVT or LVP, is a great choice for homeowners looking to refresh their home’s interior without breaking the bank. When you’re ready to talk about your options, get in touch with the helpful experts at America’s Floor Source!