FAQs of LVT and LVP by Cherry Hill FCI
Vinyl flooring sales are on the rise – up 12% in the last three years! – and for good reason. No longer limited to the boring patterns of its 1920s predecessors, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) and Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring have facilitated some of the most beautiful and exciting innovations for home renovations and design in years. If all this buzz has you asking, “What is Luxury Vinyl Flooring, and will it work for me?” then Cherry Hill FCI has the answers for you.
WHAT IS LUXURY VINYL FLOORING MADE OF?
LVT and LVP consist of four layers that produce the final product: a resilient vinyl backing, a vinyl color layer, a photographic film layer, and a urethane or aluminum oxide top layer. (This is a big contrast to its counterpart, sheet vinyl, which comes in a fiberglass-cushion-backed sheet.)
WHAT IS LUXURY VINYL FLOORING’S ADVANTAGE?
Luxury Vinyl has three primary advantages over other flooring options:
- The durability and craftsmanship of its composition and layers result in superior durability and prevention of curling, discoloration, and scratching, as well as exceptional resistance to mold or mildew.
- LVT and LVP flooring satisfy Green Building standards and earn LEED points in commercial applications. They also meet requirements of flammability codes, slip resistance, and a menu of other safety codes.
- The highlight of luxury vinyl flooring systems is their ability to replicate hardwoods and stones convincingly using advanced photographic technologies. The realism of the new aesthetic – including options such as distressed wood finishes, stone and slate surface textures, andimbedded woven textiles – is grabbing the attention of homeowners and interior designers everywhere.
LVT and LVP are water resistant and stand up against mold and mildew, making them elegant and stress-free choices for bathrooms, kitchens, mudrooms, and any room that is often exposed to moisture. Since most Luxury Vinyl Flooring is built to withstand even commercial levels of wear and tear, it’s ideal for high-traffic areas. Ultimately, the vast diversity of patterns and aesthetics available make LVT and LVP versatile options for any room in the home.
WHAT IS LUXURY VINYL FLOORING’S LIFE EXPECTANCY?
With proper care and maintenance, Luxury Vinyl Flooring may well outlive its natural counterparts. Regular sweeping of loose dirt and simple damp mopping are the only recommended cleaning procedures for these floors. Prevent stains by removing spills promptly, and protect floors from heavy furniture with wide-bearing, non-staining floor protectors.
Call Cherry Hill FCI at 856.324.4849 for more info and your free in-home estimate today!