There are many types of LVT flooring. Some are rigid core, while others are loose lay. We’ll also look at ceramic tile, Art print, and Rigid Core. Which one is right for you depends on your application. But whichever you choose, you can be assured that you’re choosing a durable, beautiful product. Let’s take a closer look! Below are the pros and cons of each. Let us know what you think!
Rigid Core LVT
Rigid Core LVT is a solid-core floor covering with resilient properties. It is typically rated for commercial use. Like LVT, rigid core is available in different construction methods and has pros and cons depending on the intended use. For example, the thickness of the solid-core product will affect its sound-absorbing properties, while the pad and wear layer will determine its durability. Rigid Core is not suitable for high-traffic applications, but it can be used in low-traffic applications such as foyers and bedrooms.
A polymeric rigid core layer is the key difference between SPC and WPC rigid core products. This layer provides stability and indentation resistance. The polymer core in rigid WPC (Waterproof Core) products contains an intentional cellular structure that improves its dimensional stability, resistance to moisture, and acoustic properties. These types of flooring are also sometimes referred to as Expanded Polymer Core.
Loose lay LVT
Loose-lay LVT is the fastest-growing category of luxury vinyl tile, and it comes in several installation methods. It can be installed in a click, dry back, or loose-lay format. According to industry insiders, it is the most versatile product available. Among its benefits are its ease of installation and versatility. Here are the steps to properly install loose-lay LVT. These steps should be completed at least 48 hours before the installation.
First of all, Loose-lay LVT is easy to install. Loose-lay LVT is also easy to repair and replace. It is so durable and easy to clean, that a Chinese company used it to cover the floor of one of its movable “pleasure stores.” Also, a typical room can be covered with several layers of loos-lay LVT. Whether you are a homeowner or a contractor, the installation process of loose-lay LVT is quick and painless.
LVT floors are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and calcium carbonate (limestone). They are layered to prevent abrasion and are resistant to chemicals. They also include a protective vinyl layer and a decorative PVC print film. The LVT backing is resilient and easy to clean. You can use a wet mop and mild detergent to remove dust and dirt. Once installed, LVT floors can last for several years and are a great option for many homes.
One of the biggest benefits of LVT is the durability of the flooring. While ceramic tile can be easily damaged by accidents, LVT is extremely durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. In addition to being a durable flooring option, LVT can also reduce noise pollution. This makes it an ideal choice for homes and businesses of all types. However, it may be better suited for luxurious homes than a regular home.
LVT, or luxury vinyl tile, is a popular flooring option that mimics authentic materials, such as stone and wood. It is waterproof, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean. The resulting floor is an elegant, stylish addition to any home. Its popularity is growing, and with good reason. The durability and ease of maintenance of LVT make it the perfect choice for commercial and residential spaces. In addition to its versatility, LVT is also available in long planks and tiles, and is now also available in embossed and textured designs.
This innovative technology is designed with an oxygen-free system and a proprietary ink formulation. The result is an outstanding adhesion and peal strength. This product is able to withstand high traffic and is kid and pet-friendly. It has a 20-year commercial wear warranty and a life-time residential warranty. If you’re looking for a unique design or a high-end style for your LVT flooring, check out the Art Collection.
Interface, a modular floor manufacturer, has launched a new global luxury vinyl tile collection called Native Fabric. It is the company’s first woven LVT product and gives homes the warmth of natural variation. Native Fabric is available for immediate purchase in the Americas and will be available in EMEA in the third quarter of 2018.
Designed to blend with carpet tiles, Interface Native Fabric luxury vinyl tiles have the look of woven textile. It comes in 50cm x 50cm squares and has a hint of metallic threading. The product is installed exactly the same height as carpet tiles and doesn’t require transition strips. In order to ensure a seamless transition from one surface to the next, the manufacturer recommends using a tackifier before installation.