It’s True, There Really is "Luxury" Vinyl Tile Flooring
Forget What You Remember About the Vinyl Tiles in Grandma’s Kitchen
Today’s vinyl tile flooring looks great, feels great, and is a vastly improved product over vinyl tile flooring from years past. Don’t believe it? Visit the Mr Bid showroom and see for yourself!
Advanced manufacturing and improved technology has given vinyl tile flooring increased durability, easier installation, and large selection that makes it a true competitor in the affordable flooring arena.
Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring vs Traditional Vinyl Tile Flooring
Ordinary vinyl tile flooring is probably the least expensive, or “cheapest” flooring material you’ll find. Some stores will sell it for as low as a dollar per sheet. Of course, you get what you pay for. On the other hand, luxury vinyl tile flooring, or LVT, can reach price points at or near other high-end materials like laminates or engineered hardwood. Still, if you are looking for a flooring material you can install in a weekend without a contractor, LVT is a great option. Brands like Southwinds, Mohawk, Homecrest, and Shaw produce LVT that looks like wood, marble, and other beautiful natural stone. For trusted advice and help choosing the best vinyl tile flooring for your room, talk to the flooring professionals Mr Bid!
How to Install Vinyl Tile Flooring
There are basically 2 types of installation for vinyl flooring- glue-down and floating. With glue-down vinyl tiles, you can purchase self-adhesive vinyl tiles or tiles that require application of a special vinyl glue. Either way, once the tiles are pressed into the sub-floor, they will need several hours to harden in place. Self-adhesive will be easier to remove or replace, but they are not as durable as the glue-down style.
Floating LVT, or interlocking LVT, have tongues and groves on their edges that allow you to “snap” them in place and lay them on top of your flooring. Interlocking LVT can be installed in a few hours and can be used immediately.
Luxury Vinyl Tile is a great option for homeowners looking for flooring that looks great and is versatile, durable, and resilient. It’s easy to install and is a great option for complementing any home décor. If you’re considering updating your home with LVT, be sure to come to Mr Bid for the best prices and advice on care and installation.