Here’s What to Know When Choosing a Luxury Vinyl Tile Floor
Looking to add a Luxury Vinyl Tile floor to your home? You’re in good company! The trend towards Luxury Vinyl flooring is a growing one, with more and more people opting for its ease of maintenance, on-trend looks and variety of styles plus its cost-effectiveness.
Like any investment you make for your home, it pays to be well-informed, so here’s some helpful information to know as you shop for your new flooring:
The Advantages of Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring
Luxury Vinyl Tile vs. Vinyl Tile
Luxury Vinyl Plank vs. Luxury Vinyl Tile
Where To Install Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring In Your Home
Available Styles in Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring
Whether your interior design style leans towards, modern, traditional, cottage core, Scandi or anything in between, there’s a perfect Luxury Vinyl Tile floor for any room, and for every household, such as:
- Natural-looking wood options in traditional hardwood floor options such as Oak, Maple, Birch and Walnut, plus exotic wood looks with stunning, dramatic grain patterns.
- Reclaimed and rough-hewn wood looks, as well as lime and white-washed textures and effects.
- Timeless stone tile options such as ceramic, marble, slate, travertine and concrete in a myriad of colors.
Browse your options, then visit a local retailer to get started.
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Luxury Vinyl Tile Installation Options
As noted previously, Luxury Vinyl Tile is one of the easiest flooring types to install for DIYers. We advise that you check installation requirements before you purchase your floor, since specific installation methods vary by product. These methods include:
- Repositionable Self-Adhesive Installation – Undoubtedly the quickest and easiest method, you simply peel off the backing and put the tile or plank in place, then reposition as necessary, even after the floor has been lived on. Available in our Endurance SmartLinkTM products.
- Floating Floor (Angle-Locking) Installation – A no-adhesive method, you simply connect planks to each other on an angle then snap into them into place. Sometimes referred to as a “floating floor” since the flooring "floats" over the subfloor.
- Glue-Down Installation – This is a traditional full-spread adhesive that you apply over the subfloor with a trowel before laying down planks.
- Glue-down installations are typically recommended if the floor will be subjected to intense sun or heat, which could cause tile expansion/contraction, or for particularly high-traffic areas or larger installations. The chemicals in the adhesive may not be waterproof, so it’s important to check with the manufacturer beforehand.
- Glue-down installations can be trickier than simple peel-and-stick or angle-locking installations, so unless you have some experience with this type of installation, you may want to opt to hire a pro if you find this method recommended for your particular floor product.
Whether you choose to let the pros handle your installation, or if you’re up for Doing-It-Yourself, we offer tips and step-by-step instructions for installing your floor, but you can always reach out to us before, during and after your installation with any questions or concerns.