Tile 101

Your Guide to Luxury Vinyl Flooring

If you’re looking for a flooring solution that can stand up against the wear and tear of everyday life while achieving the timeless appearance of natural wood or stone, luxury vinyl may be the perfect choice for you.

Why Luxury Vinyl Flooring?

Luxury vinyl flooring is a compelling option for both homes and businesses for many reasons. Our newly expanded assortment of vinyl tiles and planks feature reinforced wear layers that provide the ultimate protection against splashes, scratches, messes and more. With incredible durability, luxury vinyl is ideal for high-traffic areas in commercial buildings, as well as residential spaces such as laundry rooms, home gyms, mudrooms and more.

Features and Benefits

So, what exactly are the features of luxury vinyl flooring that make it a top choice by homeowners and trade professionals alike? With wear layers ranging from 12 – 20 mil., all of our LVT planks are 100% waterproof and scratch-, stain- and dent-resistant, providing maximum durability and longevity. Beyond that, our vinyl planks and tiles offer DIY-friendly installation with a simple click-lock system, sound absorption, added underfoot comfort, and compatibility with radiant heated flooring systems for year-round warmth.

Authentic Appearance

Durability doesn’t mean compromising on good design. With a variety of wood- and stone-look planks, our selection of luxury vinyl flooring has beautiful options for every style and taste.

Love the appearance of classic hardwood? Find shades ranging from soft blonde to rich brown with realistic graining and knotting. Looking for something a little more luxurious? Vivid veining and smooth finishes bring marble- and stone-looks alive with opulence.

Once you’ve chosen your style, be sure to explore our extensive selection of coordinating luxury vinyl trim to give your floors a seamless, finished look.

How to Install Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Installation of luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl planks is straightforward for both DIYers and industry professionals. Cutting and fitting each piece is a relatively easy process as they simply snap, click, or lock together. For further assistance with installation, we recommend referencing the manufacturer’s product information for detailed installation instructions. With the right tools and materials, even first-time DIYers should be able to achieve a professional-looking finish.

Where to Install Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring is a highly versatile option that can be installed in virtually any space within residential and commercial buildings. Each waterproof plank is designed for maximum comfort and durability, featuring a thicker construction and reinforced wear layers that resist scratches, dents and stains. This makes luxury vinyl floors perfect for high-traffic areas that are prone to increased wear and tear, from kitchens, mudrooms and laundry rooms to gyms, office spaces and lobbies.

Materials to Use Underneath Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Most luxury vinyl flooring does not require underlayment. However, moisture barriers and foam padding are commonly used to offer added protection and comfort. We recommend consulting an installation expert at one of our showrooms and the manufacturer’s product information.

How to Clean Luxury Vinyl Flooring

Sweep or vacuum luxury vinyl floors to quickly remove dirt and prevent scratches from larger particles. Wipe down your vinyl planks or tiles with a damp cloth or mop and a gentle cleaning solution (E.G. A mild detergent mixed with hot water and white vinegar). Do not use harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia or cleansers containing these ingredients.

Luxury Vinyl Flooring vs. Traditional Tile

Similar to apples and oranges, luxury vinyl flooring and traditional tile floors both come with their advantages. Both are comprised of long-lasting materials that offer timeless visual appeals. We recommend speaking with a tile expert at your local Tile Shop to determine which option is right for you.

Ready to start shopping for your new go-to flooring product? Explore our entire assortment of luxury vinyl tiles and planks today!

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