Luxury vinyl has become a popular flooring choice among homeowners because of it’s affordable costs compared to stone, without sacrificing the natural color and surface texture. It’s ideal for home flooring projects that are wanting a better alternative to laminate or regular vinyl.
Continue reading to learn about the differences between luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl plank and all the advantages this flooring alternative offers.
Sheet tile has been upgraded with a luxurious vinyl tile that looks like natural stone or ceramic tile. This luxury vinyl flooring has beautiful natural colors and a rugged surface texture that resembles a natural stone.
This surface texture is created with a 3D printing technology that heightens the depth and realism of the tile.
There’s another hardwood alternative that resembles the natural hardwood color and grain types, the luxury vinyl plank. This plank often includes a grain embossed or scraped texture which add a new level of drama to tile.
Installation for luxury vinyl plank is just as sophisticated as traditional wood planks- including brick fashion, diagonally, off set and more.
The pros of luxury vinyl flooring
Homeowners love the easy to clean aspect of luxury vinyl. It is well maintained because of it’s resistance to moisture, scratching, and staining. The durability is very high, making it a great option for bathrooms and kitchens, which would traditionally swell and buckle from moisture.
Luxury vinyl flooring is manufactured which makes it an affordable flooring option, but also gives nearly endless possibilities for colors and patterns.
Another pro is the sound absorption. These tiles are thinner than traditionally tile making it quieter.
The cons of luxury vinyl flooring
The downside of luxury vinyl flooring could be the cost if comparing to a traditional vinyl flooring. This flooring is more closely compared to the prices of a hardwood or ceramic tile floor.
Some homeowners believe the trim and transition pieces do not flow well into other rooms as a natural stone alternative would.
Luxury vinyl tile can range from a minimum of $2 per square foot to a maximum of $7 per square foot.
Compare it to a traditional vinyl that ranges from a minimum of $.30 per square foot to a maximum of $1 per square foot.
The luxury vinyl tile installation options include glue down or loose lay:
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The contractor team at Gainey Flooring Solutions are certified CAPS remodelers. We have served many aging clients in making their home more accessible for disabilities or simply aging and need more senior-friendly additions to the home.
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