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What is LVT?
Think of LVT as the tile version of laminate. Just like laminate, LVT has a decorative printed film layer that can imitate natural stone and wood or have a unique color or pattern. This decorative layer is attached to a vinyl backing and from the top it’s protected with a resilient wear layer.
Unlike Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT), LVT is categorized as solid vinyl floor, which means its vinyl content is at least 34% or higher. For this and a few other reasons LVT is more expensive than VCT, but it also doesn’t require any resealing or similar maintenance.
Best Uses of LVT
In a home, LVT can serve as a less expensive alternative to natural stone or porcelain tile in kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms and hallways. In a commercial setting, LVT and LVP can be used anywhere you would use VCT, which includes places like retail stores, educational institutions, dining halls, etc. Certain brands of LVT can be used over underfloor heating when installed correctly, which is why it’s important to work with an experienced contractor!
Contact us today for an estimate on LVT installation in your home or commercial facility.