tile_shutterstock_206051056Luxury vinyl tile can recreate the look of almost any flooring material with the durability and easy maintenance of regular vinyl flooring. Many homeowners in Pittsburgh PA are now using luxury vinyl tile in areas where stone, marble or ceramic might be impractical. At Floor Coverings International of Wexford, we love to help homeowners choose the perfect luxury vinyl, or LVT, for their home.

Durability & Installation

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 vinyl tile has a protective top layer that resists scratches, tears and gouges, making it a perfect choice for high-traffic areas such as the living room and kitchen. 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.

Styles

Luxury vinyl tile comes in a variety of colors, sizes and styles. You can choose between classic square tiles and thinner planks. Plank vinyl is often used for tile that imitates woods because it gives a more realistic look. These tiles come in colors inspired by a variety of hardwoods including oak, cherry, chestnut and maple. Square tiles are more popular for tiles that imitate natural stones including ceramic, travertine, slate and marble.

 

Floor Coverings International of Wexford offers free in-home flooring consultations. Call us today to learn more about luxury vinyl tile in Pittsburgh PA.

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