When it comes to vinyl, the differences between today’s options and those from a decade ago are night and day. Now, thanks to a combination of updated flooring technology and skilled manufacturers, vinyl can create the authentic look and feel of nearly any natural flooring product: hardwood, tile, stone, the list goes on. We broke down the three most common types of vinyl—Luxury Vinyl tile (LVT), Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) and Sheet Vinyl—so you could see which style might work best for your home.
Luxury Vinyl Plank
Although all in the same vinyl family, luxury vinyl planks are the most style-savvy of the three. With five by forty-eight-inch dimensions and incredibly accurate printing technology, each plank provides the appearance of a hardwood floor for a fraction of the cost. As a stylish, durable and stain resistant alternative to traditional hardwood, LVPs go nicely in living and dining rooms, but are versatile enough to be used in any room.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
Luxury vinyl tile is another great flooring option due to its versatility, durability and sensitivity to your wallet. LVT flooring consists of individual tiles that come in various sizes, textures and colors and can mock the appearance of stone tiles. But the best part? These tiles can be placed on different configurations to match whatever style you have in mind. LVT’s waterproof and wear-resistant composition make it most suitable for bathrooms, kitchens, basements and laundry rooms but, like LVP, it’ll work well anywhere in your home.
While not as trendy as its tile and plank counterparts, sheet vinyl certainly has its strengths—literally—it’s the most durable of the three! Rugged and versatile, stable and water-resistant, sheet vinyl provides that one-two punch every family needs to stand up to heavy household living. Vinyl sheets are typically layered with either felt or fiberglass backing. And while felt-backed is less expensive and traditionally more popular, fiberglass is a touch more comfortable to walk on.
Whether It’s Sheet, Tile Or Plank…
The best type of vinyl is the one that works for you! Some people care more about the style, others the durability and versatility. But with a little help from our flooring experts, you can leave confident that you’ve gotten the absolute best.