What is Luxury Vinyl Tile? Everything You Need to Know

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Luxury vinyl tile, or LVT, is a type of flooring that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It offers many benefits over traditional flooring materials such as hardwood and tiles.

However, many things need to be clarified about what LVT is and how it works. In this article, you will learn everything about luxury vinyl tile to decide if it's right for your project!

What is LVT?

LVT is a type of flooring that's made from Vinyl. As you may recall, Vinyl is a synthetic polymer invented in the late 19th century by Charles Goodyear and Alexander Parkes. It's commonly used in automobiles, boats and other products that must withstand high temperatures or extreme weather conditions (like hot tubs).Vinyl tiles stack sample collection

Flooring made from LVT has several advantages over traditional hardwood floors. It's easier to install. It requires less maintenance; it won't warp or shrink over time and can be installed over existing subfloors without any additional preparation work needed!

There are two main types of vinyl flooring: luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl planks (LVP). LVT is a sheet usually 6 inches wide and comes in various colours, patterns, textures and styles. It can be installed on any flat surface—even over subfloors! LVP resembles traditional hardwood floors but comes in larger pieces resembling planks.

Both types of vinyl flooring are easy to install and maintain. They're also extremely durable, which means they can last for decades without any significant repairs needed!

The most significant difference between LVT and LVP is their appearance. LVP looks more like real hardwood than LVT because it comes in large pieces that resemble planks. It also has a tighter grain pattern than LVT, which makes it look more realistic.

Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Tile

LVT is durable, waterproof and easy to clean. It's also affordable compared to real tile or hardwood flooring. And if you have young kids or pets in your home, LVT is an excellent choice because it doesn't scratch easily and can be cleaned with soap and water--no chemicals needed.

Finally, LVT is eco-friendly: it's made from recycled materials such as plastic bottles!

The biggest downside to LVT is that it can be slippery if not properly maintained by a professional. If you choose to install LVT yourself, use adhesives explicitly designed for this type of flooring.

Where to Use Luxury Vinyl Tile

Luxury vinyl tile is a great choice for any room in your home. It's ideal for high-traffic areas, such as kitchens and bathrooms, but it can also be used in basements and other rooms.

You can even use it outdoors in your garden. The tile is easy to clean and ideal for families with children or pets. It's also moisture-resistant, perfecting areas that tend to get wet frequently.

How to Install Luxury Vinyl Tile

  • Prepares the subfloor. You'll need to prepare your subfloor with aa worker installing a new set of vinyl tiles on the floor layer of adhesive or mastic before installing LVT. The best way to do this is by applying a thin coat over an entire area, then spreading it out using a trowel or roller.
  • Installs luxury vinyl tile (LVT). To install LVT, you'll want to start in one corner, placing each piece carefully so that all edges are flush with one another and there are no gaps between tiles.
  • Finishes off edges by caulking them with grout or caulk--this will ensure that no moisture gets trapped under there! You can also use a mastic sealant like DAP Dry Label Sealant for added protection against moisture damage if necessary; apply generously around each side edge where two pieces meet together at 90 degrees (for example: if two rows were going vertically up from the floor level).

The Best Brands of LVT Flooring

There are many brands of luxury vinyl tile out there, but the best ones are:

  • Goodfellow
  • Echo
  • Stevens Omni


We hope this guide has helped you learn more about LVT flooring and its benefits. From its low cost and ease of installation to its durability and beautiful appearance, it's easy to see why many homeowners choose luxury vinyl tile as their new flooring option. 

With so many different brands available today, we recommend doing your research before making a final decision on which one will work best in your home! Contact us today to get started.