For years, hardwood, stone tile and laminate have dominated hard surface flooring. Unfortunately, both have their limitations in terms of resilience, moisture absorption and higher costs. Fortunately, a viable alternative has gained popularity in recent years: LVT.

Hassle Free Maintenance

Composition Stone gray LVT flooring line in a living room

Caring for LVT is simple: sweep a few times per week, then mop once per week.  Cleaning solutions don’t cost much, but you should ensure that it’s rated for luxury vinyl. You can also vacuum LVT floors as long as the vacuum doesn’t have a brush or beater bar.

Moisture Resistance

Orchestration Stone red stone-look LVT in a bathroom

In general, stone absorbs water. So, while tile & stone floors are popular in kitchens and bathrooms, ceramic tile isn’t moisture resistant. However, luxury vinyl flooring is completely waterproof. Our entire Waterproof Destination features luxury vinyl flooring. This includes LVT, which matches the aesthetics of ceramic tile in a completely waterproof plank.

Durability

Contemporary elegant living room with LVT flooring

LVT flooring is designed for active families. It holds well in high-traffic areas even after decades of use. The ScufResist™ Platinum Finish creates a surface resistant to scuffs and scratches. The wear layer protects the flooring from dents, top to bottom. LVT is also designed to minimized telegraphing.

Cost

Expedition Tile LVT flooring in a living room

Yes, porcelain flooring is a natural stone option that repels water. However, it’s also one of the most expensive floor types on the market. This leads to another benefit of LVT: cost. Luxury vinyl flooring is one of the most inexpensive options to purchase and install. In fact, some LVT floors use a click installation method that can be installed over existing floors with no experience necessary. In addition to the initial savings, LVT floors are also affordable to maintain for the long run.

Long Lasting

It’s probably no surprise that LVT is designed to last. On average, luxury vinyl floors last 25 – 30 years. Most LVT floors include lifetime residential warranties. Our Stonecraft collection even includes a 10 year commercial warranty.

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If you’re ready to make an informed choice for your home, visit Chelan’s leading flooring experts at Lake Interiors today!

 

 

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