What’s the difference between luxury vinyl plank and luxury vinyl tile?
The only actual difference between luxury vinyl plank (LVP) and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is the format. However, they both are considered options for luxury vinyl flooring. Read more below.
Luxury Vinyl Plank
LVP comes as flexible strips of vinyl attached to a strip of wood to resemble wood planks. It has, at its core, a plastic composite material and comes in long strips with varying lengths and widths. It is more flexible than LVT. It molds closely to the subfloor. You can get any species in the imaging layer with all the details that you get from solid hardwood.
Luxury Vinyl Tile
LVT has, at its core, a plastic composite tile in it. It comes in squares of various sizes or cut down to suit your preferences. It can imitate stone, brick, or porcelain. The tile is a bit firmer than LVP and comes with optional grout to enhance the appearance.
Qualities of both
LVP and LVT are the same in that they are both constructed of PVC vinyl. PVC is a standard construction material found in most construction sites. It is entirely waterproof, and no amount of water for any length of time will warp, curl, or make it peel. In addition, both are covered in melamine covering, a tough top layer that resists scratches, scuffs, or nicks.
Which do you prefer?
So the only real difference between LVT and LVP is the form and shape of the vinyl. Do you want a wood-look floor in your kitchen, bath, or laundry room? What about a stone-look in your living room? Luxury vinyl can deliver on these easily.
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