Comparing LVP & LVT


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What’s the difference between LVP and LVT?

Both are versions of Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVF). The flooring can be cut into long planks, called vinyl plank flooring (LVP), or square, groutable pieces, called LVT Flooring (LVT). Both are affordable, realistic, and stylish alternatives to wood, stone, or tile with individual pieces of vinyl that lock or glue together. LVF is one of the hottest trends in flooring today, delivering aesthetics, functionality, affordability, easy maintenance, and uncomplicated installation.

A description of LVF

With patterns inspired by nature and images taken with digital photography, you will see knots, raised grains, swirls, wormholes, and variations. The colors and patterns are vibrant. Since LVF follows all current industry trends, you will get any look, from the trending gray floors to whitewashed, reclaimed marble, granite, slate, colorful geometric patterns, herringbones, chevrons, and more.

Micro beveling and deep embossing add depth, dimension, and textured features such as wire-brushed, hand scraped, weathered, and distressed. The material is available in matte, gloss, and high gloss colors. Just think of a wood look, a high gloss floor, and it will look like it came out of the design pages.

LVF: completely waterproof

When a product is waterproof, it means that it was constructed of 100% waterproof materials. In this case, it is vinyl, with a core that’s made up of vinyl composites. As a result, it can be spilled on or submerged; wipe it up, and it will be fine.

It is also durable. At the top is a clear, tough melamine coating that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. While all vinyl is tough, LVF should be at least 8-mm thick, but higher will give you quality and that authentic hard surface feeling underfoot. Wear layers should be at least 20-mil thick.
It is also easy to care for, just needing a daily sweeping or dry mopping and a periodic deeper cleaning. Installation can be an uncomplicated and fast floating floor. Here, the pieces click together, mat, and then hover over the subfloor with no nails or glue.

If you haven’t seen luxury vinyl flooring lately, you're in for a delightful surprise. Come into the Enhance Floors & More showroom in Marietta, GA, to learn more about both this incredible product and us because we do it all, from kitchen and bath remodeling to countertop installation. We work with homeowners, designers, and contractors in , , , , and . Visit us for your free luxury vinyl flooring estimate.