Common LVT misconceptions
It's time to debunk some myths about LVT and we are here to give you the answers!
Luxury vinyl flooring myths and truths revealed
Luxury vinyl has come a long way the past 40 years, but there are still some common misconceptions:
Myth – Risk of walk-off
Many consumers are under the impression that over time they can wear the design off the top of the tile. The truth is, luxury vinyl tile has a clear top layer over the layer with the printed image. This layer guards the image against scuffs and scratches.
Myth – No visual depth
When luxury vinyl was first produced, the printed design was visually flat and virtually had no texture. The truth is today, with the help of technology, the tiles now have more dimension and depth to them to exactly replicate the look of wood.
Myth – Luxury vinyl is another word for Laminate
A very common and reoccurring misconception is that LVT is the same as laminate. Although visually there are some similarities, the truth is both are constructed very differently. LVT has a vinyl core whereas laminate has a wood powder core. This means both react very differently to moisture.
Myth – The cost is high
Many confuse the different characteristics of LVT and VCT (vinyl composite tile). VCT does not have a clear protective layer therefore that means it is necessary to maintain VCT by waxing and polishing to seal the surface. The truth is luxury vinyl tile has a clear wear layer that protects it from damage due to heavy use, eliminating the maintenance cost.