Luxury vinyl tile can recreate the look of almost any flooring material with the durability and easy maintenance of regular vinyl flooring. Many homeowners in Ocean Isle Beach NC are now using luxury vinyl tile in areas where stone, marble or ceramic might be impractical. At Floor Coverings International of Shallotte, we offer a wide range of luxury vinyl tiles for your to choose from.

Durable Construction

Luxury vinyl tile, LVT for short, features a construction that’s very similar to traditional vinyl tile. The main differences are in thickness and top coating. LVT is designed with a much thicker base or mid layer that helps to increase the tile’s life span. A thick top coating also protects against gouges and scratches that can occur over time. These added elements make LVT a great option for high-traffic areas like the entryway or kitchen.

Advantages

As we mentioned, the primary benefits of LVT are its affordability and durability. But LVT is also very easy to clean and fairly quick to install. Installation shouldn’t take more than a day, and you won’t usually have to wait for sealants or finishes to dry. LVT’s cleaning needs are simple: it should be swept regularly and mopped periodically with a mild cleaner.

Disadvantages

Though LVT is very easy to clean, it is important that you take the time to care for it. This is because, though LVT is durable, if too much dirt particles or other debris gets stuck in between the tiles some damage can occur. Like most tile, LVT can become slippery when wet. It’s best to make use of a mat in the entryway, and to choose a different kind of flooring for the stairs to be safe.

Styles

At Floor Coverings International in Shallotte, we offer LVT from a range of trusted brands. Some of the most popular styles include tiles that imitate hardwood like cherry, oak and maple, along with those that look like travertine, stone, and marble tile. We partner with industry-leading manufacturers like Armstrong, Mannington & Shaw to bring you competitive prices on a wide range of quality flooring.

When shopping for new flooring, keep in mind that luxury vinyl tile is different than the cheap peel-and-stick tile sold at most home improvement stores. Luxury tile not only looks more elegant but is thicker and more resilient than the peel-and-stick variety. While most luxury tiles are installed with adhesive, some can be installed with plastic grout-like strips between each tile for a more realistic look. Though the installation process is rather fast for LVT, we definitely recommend calling in a professional team to ensure that the floor the tiles are installed correctly.

Floor Coverings International of Shallotte offers free in-home flooring consultations to the Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach and Southport, NC. area. Call us today to learn more about luxury vinyl tile.

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