Luxury vinyl is an affordable and durable flooring option that has become increasingly popular around the St. Louis area in recent years. This is thanks largely to its affordable price range and durability. At Floor Coverings International of Arch City, luxury vinyl tile (LVT for short) comes in a wide range of colors and styles that imitate natural flooring materials. You can have the beauty of hardwood floors at a fraction of the price!
Styles & Sizes
One of the most notable differences between LVT and traditional vinyl tile is that LVT comes in a wider range of sizes. You can choose between thin planks that realistically imitate hardwood, and square tiles that imitate a range of natural stone tiles. Here’s a quick list of the most popular LVT from Floor Coverings International Arch City:
LVT’s basic construction is similar to traditional tile, with two main differences. First, LVT is significantly thicker overall than vinyl tile. This is largely thanks to a thicker base layer that makes the tile more durable. LVT also comes prefinished with a tough top layer that protects your floors from scratches and gouges that can occur overtime. These added benefits make LVT a great flooring option for high traffic areas like a kitchen, hallway or entryway.
The installation process for LVT is much simpler than the multi-step process for hardwoods and natural stone floors. This is because the tiles come prefinished, and can even be cut to size beforehand so that they will perfect fit into your space. The process is a bit more complex than the bargain peel-and-stick tiles at your local hardware store, so we recommend bringing in a teamof professional installers to ensure your flooring is put down correctly. If you choose an LVT that imitates natural stone, you can even have plastic grout installed between the tiles so that your floors look more realistic.
Call Floor Coverings International of Arch City to schedule your free in-home consultation. We bring a wide range of LVT samples to your home so you can see the different options in your own space. Our design associates offer expert advice and are available to answer all of your LVT questions. Call today for your appointment!
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