There are three types of vinyl flooring available: Plank, Tile and Sheet
- Luxury vinyl planks are often used when you’re trying to replicate hardwood, as the waterproof luxury vinyl plank flooring can mimic the look of wood.
- Luxury vinyl tile usually replicates stone or an intricate pattern similar to what is found in tile.
- Luxury vinyl sheet is commonly used in areas subject to moisture (specifically commercial) and comes in long rolls, making for very few, if any seams when installed.
What are the advantages of luxury vinyl plank / tile flooring?
- Its price is very affordable.
- The installation costs are less than most other flooring types.
- It is easy to replace in the future (if you use the click-and-lock floating floor installation method in your home).
- It is durable and suitable for almost all areas (we don’t recommend LVT in wet areas, like bathrooms).
What are the disadvantages of luxury vinyl plank / tile flooring?
- Cannot be repaired.
- Can dent easily under pressure.
- Can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
- Shorter lifespan than wood floors.
- Minor impact on home resale value when compared to hard surfaces.
- Not eco-friendly; difficult to recycle.
Is Luxury Vinyl Flooring Waterproof?
Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring and Luxury Vinyl Tile are often sold as being waterproof and although some of these actual products can be considered waterproof, it is important to note that water should not be left standing on luxury vinyl as it can permeate through the tiny gaps between the planks/tiles. This is not an issue for living or bedroom spaces but is a concern when considering luxury vinyl near showers, baths, kitchen or laundry rooms.