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Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT)

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2010-05-27_122829Luxury Vinyl tile floors are a durable, affordable and attractive alternative to ceramic tile, natural stone and hardwood. Patterns can be created for a modern look with metallic styles or traditional looks with travertine and slate looks.

Advantages to these floors include:

 Ease on joints
 More quiet underfoot than most hard surfaces
 Easy to maintain
 Available in wide variety of styles, colors and sizes
 Commercial and residential use
 Real wood, tile and stone looks
 Easier installation than ceramic or stone

How it’s made

Limestone Composite Construction Resists Cracking

One particular product on the market is made of 67% post consumer recycled material. Vinyl products that were previously discarded in a landfill are now reclaimed in a proprietary process. LEED points are available for these products.


Luxury vinyl tile comes in a variety of styles, shapes and colors. The different types of styles include:

 Planks
 Tiles
 Wood looks
 Decorative borders
 Geometrics
 Tile and stone looks
 Grout option or no grout option
 Overall patterns

An advantage to Luxury Vinyl Flooring is the ability to install modular patterns. Different tiles can be combined, different planks can be combined as well as tiles and planks can be combined.

Stay tuned for more info on LVT – what to know before you buy, what you need to know before and after installation and care and maintenance advice!

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