There are distinct differences between luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and luxury vinyl plank (LVP)
, but we have found that not every homeowner knows exactly what they are. To help better educate our customers, we’d like to discuss a few of the differences between these materials.
Knowing the differences can help you determine exactly which material best suits your specific requirements. Both products offer excellent durability, appearances, and lifespan, but the details can mean the difference between a floor you settle for and floor you love. Let’s look into those differences now.
One of the most noticeable differences between LVT and LVP flooring is the shape. Vinyl tile was created to mimic the stone or tile look, so they are available in tile formats and sizes that vary in size. Vinyl plank, on the other hand, offers plank-style shapes to accurately mimic the woods they represent. These also come in a variety of widths and lengths for great design opportunities.
Both of these products are extremely durable, as they are made of the same materials and topped with excellent protective wear layers. They resist the damage brought on by heavy foot traffic, pets, and children. A bit of resilience makes both these products comfortable a bit warmer to the touch, and waterproof products are available upon request and give you the ultimate peace of mind.
When it comes to installation and cleaning, again, both materials are quite similar. Some are floated, some simply snap together, and others can be glued into place for a quick and easy install every time. Cleaning is accomplished by simply running a damp mop over the floor after sweeping up any loose debris. Harsh chemicals are unnecessary.