If you have yet to hear about luxury vinyl flooring, then you may be surprised to learn that this form of vinyl is actually becoming increasingly popular on the flooring market. Here at Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis, we love luxury vinyl tile for the countless perks it can bring to a Bloomington home.
What is Luxury Vinyl Tile?
Unlike sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl comes in interlocking planks or tiles. This type of vinyl is thicker and studier than sheet vinyl, so it looks and feels different underfoot. Luxury vinyl planks (LVP) are made to look like real hardwood, while luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is made to look like ceramic or natural stone tile.
Luxury vinyl tile is water and scratch resistant just like ceramic and porcelain tile. In fact, it’s actually more resilient and forgiving than real tile, so it is less likely to dent or crack under the force of a dropped object. Some types of natural stone like travertine or marble are easily scratched and can stain from acidic liquids like vinegar and orange juice. However, with luxury vinyl tile, pet owners and messy cooks alike can get the stone look without worrying about scratching or staining their tile floors.
One advantage luxury vinyl tile has over actual tile is comfort. Some homeowners avoid installing tile floors because they are hard underfoot and can cause joint pain after prolonged periods of standing. Luxury vinyl tile on the other hand is known for the cushion it provides underfoot. Its soft vinyl surface is sometimes reinforced with a cork underlayment, giving this flooring an even greater comfort boost. Vinyl tile also retains heat more effectively than real tile or stone, allowing vinyl to top tile as the more comfortable flooring choice.
Cost and Installation
Luxury vinyl flooring is growing increasingly popular because it is so affordable. We partner with industry leading manufacturers like Armstrong and Shaw to provide our customers with a great selection of quality luxury vinyl tile options at manufacturer-direct prices.
Luxury vinyl tiles are also incredibly easy to install. They are lightweight and interlocking so they don’t require grout or mortar. Natural stone, on the other hand, is very heavy and expensive. With luxury vinyl tile, homeowners can get the natural stone look for an affordable price and without stress.
Get Started Today
Luxury vinyl tile could be the perfect flooring solution for your next Bloomington home renovation. Contact the vinyl experts at Floor Coverings International Southwest Metro Minneapolis today to schedule your free in-home design consultation. In the mean time, see our samples of vinyl tile by checking out our online gallery. We proudly serve Minnetonka, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park and surrounding areas.
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