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Discover the benefits of LVT luxury vinyl tile flooring

Written by: Yarl Christie

Published on: August 02, 2023

What are the Benefits of LVT?

Our luxury vinyl tile floors come with an impressive range of features. Not only do they come in a staggering number of designs and effects, but they also incorporate advanced technologies and features to make them exceptionally durable.

Below, you will discover the most impressive features and benefits of LVT to help you making a decision on your new floor.

Vinyl Flooring is Durable

One of the main benefits of LVT flooring is its impeccable durability. These floors are long-lasting, and they are capable of withstanding daily wear and tear. While the quality can vary, most offer a lifespan of up to 25 years, with some even going as far as providing a lifetime residential warranty. If you want the most durable LVT flooring, opt for commercial-grade variations.

Here are a couple of ways LVT floors offer excellent durability…

LVT is Scratch Proof

Their expert construction makes luxury vinyl tile floors naturally resistant to scratches. However, some of our floors feature additional scratch-resistant technology. Be aware that in the unlikely event your luxury vinyl tiles do become damaged; it’s straightforward and affordable to replace them.

Diagram of LVT's features

Vinyl Tiles are Fade Resistant

All our luxury vinyl tile floors are fade-resistant. Unlike real solid wood flooring, they won’t fade, stain or be affected by natural sunlight in any way. This helps to keep them looking as good as new for many years to come.

Vinyl Tile Flooring is Waterproof

A huge benefit of luxury vinyl tiles is that they are water-resistant. However, some go much further, offering a fully waterproof design. As they are constructed from PVC, water isn’t absorbed or passed into the tiles. This makes luxury vinyl tile flooring perfect for bathrooms and other high-moisture environments.

Benefits of LVT is that it can be installed in bathrooms

It also means you can introduce stunning wood and stone LVT effects into areas that would otherwise be unsuitable.

LVT is Easy to Install

One of the best features of LVT flooring is how easy it is to install. You can choose from three different installation methods. All which are easy enough to follow yourself. While click LVT is the easiest method, glue-down LVT varieties offer excellent stability and safety. Looselay LVT is similar to glue-down in terms of joining the planks, however this type of vinyl requires no glue, they are floated.

Huge Choice of Designs

LVT flooring is available in one of the most diverse ranges of designs. You can find wood-effect LVT, stone-effect LVT, and abstract LVT patterns. This basically means the only limit to what you can achieve is your imagination.

Different designs of LVT - Lusso Portofino Dry Back Herringbone Treated BirchProduct: Lusso Portofino Dry Back Herringbone Treated Birch

They get their impressive looks from a photographic layer that helps them to mimic solid wood. New designs are continuously being added too.

LVT is Suitable for All Rooms

Luxury Vinyl Tile flooring can be installed in any room of the home. Its waterproof design makes it just as suitable for the bathroom as for the lounge. You can even install these floors with suitable underfloor heating systems. This lets you keep them warm and comfortable, whatever the weather.

LVT is Easy to Maintain

Last but not least, LVT floors are easy to maintain. In fact, they are one of the easiest flooring types to look after, requiring very little in the way of maintenance. Focus on keeping it clean by giving it a sweep or a hoover each day. You can also use a spray mop to remove any stubborn dirt or stains.

These are the main benefits of LVT flooring. We have more information on what LVT flooring is here if you want to discover everything you need to know to choose one of these popular floors. 

About The Author

Yarl Christie

Yarl is the Managing Director of Stories Flooring. started his career in the flooring industry by becoming a floor fitter at the age of 18 (2004). Yarl finally decided to move with the times and set up an online flooring store (Flooring Yorkshire, 2018). He works closely with the business managers and resource team to source new products from wholesalers, which in turn brings down the sale price. This enables Stories Flooring to be one of the leading UK flooring retailers.