What?s the difference between luxury vinyl plank and tile?

What?s the difference between luxury vinyl plank and tile?

The only difference between the two is the shape; LVP (plank) is cut to mimic hardwood boards, while luxury vinyl tile is cut into groutable squares to echo stone and tile. Both are design options of luxury vinyl flooring (LVF), with all the same functional and aesthetic features.

100% waterproof capabilities

All luxury vinyl, whether plank or LVT (tile), is entirely impenetrable to liquid. Unlike water-resistant products, which do repel but must also be wiped up quickly, so it doesn't soak to the core, this vinyl can be submerged or spilled on.

Stylish savings

Luxury vinyl has remarkably realistic wood, stone, and tile images, and sometimes even the flooring experts have difficulty telling it from the real thing. However, your wallet will know for sure because you won't pay nearly the same price as you would for genuine materials. Photographs are taken digitally, so they're clear and vibrant with knots, swirls, grains, veining variations, and all the vibrant colors and ceramic tile patterns. Micro beveling and embossing add depth, dimension, and textured features, and it can, of course, be cut into planks or tile-sized pieces.

Durable enough to stand up to kids, pets, and heavy foot traffic

This has four thick layers, including a top transparent melamine wear layer that protects the floor from scratches and scuffs. Be aware that when shopping for any LVF, there are two values to consider. One is the thickness of the plank or tile itself which should be at least 8-mm. The wear layer has its measurement and, while it comes in a range, the best is 20-mils for busy rooms.

This flooring is ultra-easy to care for with just a regular sweeping and periodic mopping. Installation can also be fast and uncomplicated, especially when it's a floating floor. Here, the pieces click together and mat and then hover over a clean, dry and level subfloor.

We?re always ready and available to serve you, and our knowledgeable staff would love to tell you how luxury vinyl flooring could be right for you! Learn more, become inspired, and get a free luxury vinyl quote at the floor King showroom in Brooklyn, OH, convenient to Cleveland, Strongsville, Olmsted Falls, North Royalton, and Lakewood.