Luxury Vinyl Tile
Superior durability and comfort from luxury vinyl tile
Luxury vinyl tile (also called LVT flooring) is noted for its style, durability, and comfort. As a result, it has quickly become one of the more popular flooring options in both residential and commercial settings. To see LVT in action, visit Jay Carpet One in Athens, PA.
LVT is specially-made to look exactly like hardwood, stone, or ceramic tile. How does this work? Each LVT floor includes a design layer that has an ultra-HD image of real wood, stone, or tile. This layer is protected by a strong top layer, so the looks will never fade over time. Also, many LVT floors even have textured surfaces, so they actually feel like wood, tile, or stone!
Durability is really where LVT has an advantage over its natural counterparts. The surface will resist virtually all scratches and scuffs, and it remains stain resistant as well. In addition, LVT flooring is waterproof, so you'll never have to worry about spills. At the same time, LVT floors have layers that provide extra support and stability, so the floors can withstand heavy foot traffic and other impacts. Given these durability features, LVT flooring is appropriate for any room in the home.
Since LVT is extremely durable, maintenance is relatively easy and straightforward. Any dirt, dust, or spills on the surface, for example, can simply be wiped away without any long-term consequences. Also, larger-scale activities typically associated with natural floors (such as hardwood refinishing and stone resealing) are never necessary with LVT. So, LVT, especially when compared to hardwood, stone, and tile, is certainly care-free flooring!
Almost all LVT floors can be installed using the "floating" or "click" method. With this method, the tiles perfectly fit together and seem to float over the subfloor. No special adhesive is required for the tiles to remain on the subfloor; they simply lock and click in place for a permanent install. The floating installation method is certainly an easy process that most skilled DIYers can handle, but we definitely recommend relying on a professional installer to make sure that everything goes smoothly.