Have You Found Luxury Vinyl Tile Yet?
If you’re looking for an easy and economical way to spruce up your home, check out luxury vinyl tile. There’s a look to fit nearly every design style and need. For instance, luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is available in different thicknesses so it can accommodate high and low traffic areas – making it a great choice for all rooms and homes with kids and pets. Plus, it’s quieter underfoot than hardwood.
Since luxury vinyl tile is waterproof, updating a bathroom, mudroom, entryway, kitchen – and especially a basement – with it is one of the best choices you can make. But honestly, every room looks great with high-quality vinyl tile. It so closely resembles wood, ceramic, and porcelain tile you’ll be hard-pressed to tell the difference.
You’ll also find the unlimited styles, patterns, and color choices make it so versatile, you’ll have a hard time deciding on just one. And, just when you think it can’t get any better – it’s super easy to install, clean and maintain, and genuinely affordable for every budget! Add its superior wear and scratch-resistance and you’ll find it difficult to resist.
St. Louis Tile Tip: Stagger the planks so the pattern doesn’t keep repeating itself. Your flooring will look that much more luxe.
Realistic Hardwood Look
Thanks to high-tech imagery, plank vinyl tile has many designs remarkably like real hardwood. Two of the biggest differences between hardwood and vinyl tile? Upkeep and cost. Like hardwood, vinyl tile is comfortable to walk on. But unlike hardwood, very little maintenance is involved – just do a quick sweep and damp mop to keep grit from wearing away the surface. And, as previously mentioned – it’s much quieter.
Easy installation and a strong high-density fiberboard core make it very much in demand. In addition, vinyl tile is much more affordable and just as beautiful as the real wood it resembles.
Luxury Vinyl Tile Differences
There are differences between LVT and other types of vinyl tile. Luxury vinyl tile is available in different wear thicknesses – for example, 12 millimeter works well for higher foot traffic –and it doesn’t require additional waxes or finishes to maintain it. LVT works well with every design style because it’s available in numerous wood patterns and colors, and stone and marble-looks too. Bonus: the patterns help disguise dirt. Always a plus!
Underfloor Radiant Heating
Vinyl floors are a super option for underfloor radiant heating. Luxury vinyl tiles have their own insulating factor and can hold a bit more heat than stone tiles, though it is not recommended to use this as your sole source of heat. Electric, cable, and foil systems (for dry areas) are all great options depending on the room. Two examples of radiant heating that work well are decoupling systems, designed for fast installation in all areas, and a Mat system, with ultra-thin 1/8″ wire that does not raise the floor level.
Radiant underfloor heating is the wave of the future – most who’ve made the investment say it is worth every penny. The gentle heat from the floor can be enough to lower furnace use and warm bathrooms and entryways easily. Be sure to ask your St. Louis Tile design expert if the tile you fall in love with is compatible with underfloor heating.
See Our Selection of High-Quality Vinyl Tile
St. Louis Tile’s Ellisville showroom is one of the largest in the area and will surprise even the most discriminate buyer. As a wholesaler of all things tile, we keep a large assortment of affordable in-stock tile and accessories in our on-site warehouse. However, the #1 reason people come to see us again and again – our expert team who demonstrates with every visit how much we value your customer experience. 636-220-3550