Luxury vinyl is an affordable and durable flooring option that has become increasingly popular around the Irmo and Columbia, SC. area. This is thanks largely to its affordable price and durability relative to traditional vinyl tile. At Floor Coverings International of Columbia West, luxury vinyl tile (LVT for short) is available in a wide selection of colors and styles that imitate natural flooring materials. You can have the beauty of hardwood floors at a fraction of the price!

 

Tile Styles & Sizes

One of the most notable differences between LVT and traditional vinyl tile is that the individual luxury vinyl tiles come 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 Columbia West:

  • Oak
  • Maple
  • Cherry
  • Travertine
  • Slate
  • Ceramic
  • Marble

 

Durability

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.

 

Installation Process

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 team
of 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.

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Call Floor Coverings International of Columbia West 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!