What is Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring (LVT)?

Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Flooring in a dining room

Are you looking for a durable, low-maintenance floor that will last for years? Look no further than LVT, or luxury vinyl tile, flooring. LVT is also one of the most versatile flooring materials available, as it can replicate naturally the look and style of various flooring materials like wood, concrete, marble and stone. This material is designed to keep floors protected, especially in high-traffic areas, such as mudrooms, basements, or kitchens. As a leader in the flooring industry, XteriorPlus offers LVT flooring, installation, maintenance, and more.  Check out the other advantages of luxury vinyl tile flooring below.

Resilient Material

One of the main reasons why LVT flooring is so durable is because of how it’s made. Luxury vinyl tile is made of several layers that are fused together under heat and pressure, which form a resilient material designed to withstand heavy traffic and wear and tear. LVT tiles are usually formed with the following elements:

• Vinyl backing
• Vinyl core layer
• Print film layer
• Protective clear layer known as the ‘wear layer’

Depending on how much protection you need for your floors, you can choose the thickness of the ‘wear layer.’ Floors that need more protection will have a higher thickness level, while floors that don’t need as much protection will have a lower thickness level.


No matter how much protection you want for your floors, all LVT materials are waterproof. Because the core layer of LVT is made of vinyl, it is less susceptible to water damage and warping than other flooring materials. If you live in a humid climate with high rainfall and lots of moisture in the air, consider luxury vinyl tile in your home. It is great for areas that see the most foot traffic or contact with water, such as mudrooms, entry ways, kitchens, or basements.

Low Maintenance

Instead of worrying about waxing and polishing hardwood floors or getting a stain out of carpet, live stress-free with the low maintenance of LVT flooring. Daily sweeping or dry mopping will take care of the majority of dirt tracked over the floors, in addition to the design and patterns that help disguise dirt from day-to-day foot traffic. In addition, the hard and durable ‘wear layer’ on top of the tile makes it a great flooring option for homes with pets or kids.

LVT in Your Home

With all the flooring options out there, why should you choose to purchase LVT flooring? As one of the most important factors, luxury vinyl tile is an affordable option that will last for years. It is cost effective and can be designed to look like more expensive materials such as hardwood or tile. It is also easy to install and can be laid on top of most existing sub-floors in your home.

For the best flooring options and precise measurements, to top brands and professional installations, XteriorPlus has your flooring needs covered. Contact them today to learn more or search for a flooring contractor in your area here.

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