Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)
continues to be one of the
fastest growing categories in flooring materials. It’s heavily favored for a
wide number of commercial applications including hospitality, healthcare,
retail, corporate offices and education at every grade level. This expanding
market interest has resulted from the diverse styling that permits new ‘looks’
and other LVT benefits such as quality, durability, excellent functionality,
lower lifecycle cost, low required maintenance, and far easier installation.
LVT has held on to its double-digit growth
throughout these recession years and global economic challenges. Today’s
homeowners favor LVT for its diverse choice of available designs, ease of regular
care and maintenance, better performance and different installation choices.
LVT offers more design options including
colorful earth tones, domestic and exotic wood species and stone or ceramic duplications.
It’s also extremely easy to care for and put in place. Luxury Vinyl Tile
features a highly durable surface wear layer that is resistant to abrasion.
Most brands of LVT come with a UV-cured
polyurethane surface coating similar to that found on hardwood flooring. This
layer reduces scratching, scuffing and other damage from everyday family
activities. Some LVT brands also offer a built-in scratch resistant polymer or
“ceramic bead” that further reduces surface scratching. Maintenance is as easy
as it can be, simply by occasionally washing the LVT floor with an inexpensive