Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is a flooring option that is gaining popularity in the commercial sector. It was originally introduced as glue-down flooring (though you may find it in a floating, interlocking plank form now) that came in tiles and planks. It is currently a strong player in the hospitality industry, where it is replacing carpeting in many guest room and lobby spaces, but is it right for your business? Let’s look at the benefits of Luxury Vinyl Tile so you can decide.
Luxury vinyl tile is a great choice for replacing carpet, which often has a lot of associated health concerns. It has a lower incidence of VOC’s, and it is easier to keep clean. Easy cleaning also means that there is less opportunity for mold and mildew to take hold. Overall, it is a more health friendly choice over carpets.
Installation and Maintenance
Luxury vinyl tile is generally easier and faster to install then carpets (unless you’re opting for a very intricate tile design). Maintenance is also easier and less costly, which will save you time and money in the long run. Finally, in high-traffic areas, VLT wears more evenly than carpet meaning it lasts longer before you have to replace it.
High-quality, commercially rated Luxury vinyl tile can often last twice as long as other flooring like carpet. The industry average for replacing carpets I. Hotels is every 6 years. That is a lot of waste! Luxury vinyl tile can stretch that to nearly 12 years. Since it is so low-maintenance, it requires less water and chemical cleaners to keep it clean (like carpet), and it doesn’t need to be stripped, waxed, or stained. Overall, if you’re concerned about the environmental impact of your business, Luxury vinyl tile can help ease that impact.
Luxury vinyl tile imitates other hard surfaces, like tile and stone, so it offers a slick, contemporary design aesthetic. Current technology allows Luxury vinyl tile to mimic the look and even the texture (thanks to embossing) of other design materials, like natural stone, without the cost. Luxury vinyl tile can also be used to create intricate inlaid floor designs that can help delineate areas.
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