As you may know, Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) is one of the best ways to elevate the aesthetic of your commercial space while investing in a long-lasting product for high-traffic areas. With the aid of LVT you can recreate your favorite wood or stone looks along with their natural graining, character and texture. It really is just short of magical.
Here are some of our favorite designs and vendors of this season.
Luxury Vinyl Tile #1: Event Natural Stone | Tandus / Centiva
Luxury Vinyl Tile #2: Amtico Wood | Mannington Commercial
Luxury Vinyl Tile #3: Northern Timbers | Roppe
Luxury Vinyl Tile #4: Ascend Luxury Vinyl Stair System | Burke
Luxury Vinyl Tile #5: Art From Earth | Parterre
The Benefits of Luxury Vinyl Tile:
Just as a refresher, here are some of the key features and benefits for luxury vinyl tile and plank flooring from the World Floor Covering Association:
|Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring Features||Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring Benefits|
|Incredibly realistic photo replication
of natural materials (photogravure process)
|The look and feel of nature’s best materials at a lower cost are a reality of Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring manufacturing|
|Brands that offer 100% vinyl material||Vinyl flooring satisfies Green building standards and earns LEED points in commercial applications.|
|Inherent safety features||Meets requirements of commercial flammability codes, slip resistant requirements…and a menu of other safety codes|
|Ease of maintenance||Simple damp mopping is the recommended cleaning procedure for LVT floors|
|Excellent selection of sizes, shapes||The size options vary by manufacturer, but many styles are available in 12 x 12”, 18 x 18”, 12 x 24” sizes, and planks in standard (3 x 36” 4.5 x 36) and extra-large widths (7 or 9’ widths).|
|Naturally water resistant||LVT floors are inherently water resistant (and fairly impervious to wet spills from above). It’s important to install over flat, dry, approved substrates so that no water seepage occurs beneath the floor.|
|Scratch, stain, dent and scuff resistant||Specialized wear layers (most common are 20 mil; some offer up to a 40 mil layer). Then the floors are coated with urethane to enhance durability|
|Cost effective||Economics factor favorably into the specification of Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring for both commercial and residential applications, giving the look and feel of rich, natural materials at a lower cost|
|Exceptional durability||Since most luxury vinyl tile flooring is also constructed to withstand commercial wear and tear, it’s ideal for residential high-traffic areas as well as other areas of the home. Warranties vary by manufacturer, but it’s not unusual to see 20-25 year warranties on brand name luxury vinyl tile flooring.|
|More resilient than other hard surface floors||Because there are multi-layers of vinyl in luxury vinyl tile flooring as well as a resilient backing as the foundation, LVT tiles and planks have more resilience underfoot. It’s easier to stand on for long periods of time AND as an added benefit, it tends to be warmer underfoot than ceramic.|
|Amazing aesthetics||There has been a stunning transformation in the design aesthetics of Luxury vinyl tile flooring in the last five years. If you are linking it to “industrial” looking floors, this is where you need to throw away your misconceptions and do some research. This may be the one biggest factor that has caused interior designers to stand up and take note of the new brand of LVT. The realism of the total look, INCLUDING distressed wood finishes, stone and slate tactile surface textures, and even woven textiles imbedded in the wear layers, are grabbing attention.|
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