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Pros & Cons to Installing Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring

Pros & Cons to Installing Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring

There comes a time when you consider it might be time to change your flooring. Maybe your flooring is just old and outdated or maybe it is damaged. There are many reasons you’ll be looking at new flooring and there are many choices out there. In recent years vinyl flooring’s popularity has increased and as a result, so has the need for luxury vinyl tile flooring. Visit us today to see all of our available options! 

What is Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring? 

When you hear vinyl tile you may think of decades ago and the not-so-good-looking styles they came in. Today’s vinyl flooring is more resilient and surpasses your usual vinyl in both style and performance. It comes manufactured as rectangular tiles or even as planks. They simulate ceramic tile, stone, and even the look of real hardwood. This means you get the appearance and functionality of these materials without the big price tag or installation. 

Pros of Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring 

Durability 

Luxury vinyl tile flooring is the highest quality vinyl flooring you can get and is most often preferred by customers over other options. This is because of the texture and durability of the materials. It can be placed in basements, bathrooms, and kitchens where moisture is an issue and will retain its shape and size, unlike other materials. 

Cost 

-Luxury vinyl tile flooring is a more budget-friendly option than ceramic tile, hardwood, or stone. There typically aren’t large installation costs or wasted materials associated with it either. Additionally, because of its durability, it will save you money on replacement costs and maintenance as it lasts longer than other forms of flooring. 

Adaptable Style 

Luxury vinyl flooring is adaptable to various styles of your home or even your business. They come in many different styles which means you can find one whether your home is modern, contemporary, traditional, or rustic! 

Easy Installation and Repair 

Luxury vinyl tile is not as permanent as other floorings, so it doesn’t require the expensive demolition of tile, wood, or stone nor does it require the setting time or maintenance. This means you can easily install the flooring yourself, do necessary repairs, or even replace it when you want a new one with greater ease. It can be applied directly on top of subfloors whether they are plywood or concrete. 

Cons of Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring 

Texture

If you’re a big fan of the look and feel of stone, wood, or ceramic flooring, luxury vinyl flooring won’t be for you. Luxury vinyl tile has a softer, more synthetic texture under your feet, and won’t make it seem as though you’re walking on very realistic natural material flooring. 

Replacement 

Luxury vinyl tile and other plank flooring styles are updated roughly every 5 years. This means once your style of tile is gone, you likely won’t be able to find a replacement or exact match to fix the damage and may need to replace the entire floor.  

Weigh Your Options 

All things considered; luxury vinyl tile is a fantastic option for updating your floors! It’s low maintenance, budget friendly, and a DIYer’s dream. Visit us today to have our flooring consultants answer all of your questions regarding luxury vinyl tile flooring and shop our extensive selection!