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Discover the Top 3 Advantages of Choosing LVT and LVP Flooring for Your Home



For many years, hardwood floors have been the chosen flooring for high-end homes and, more recently, engineered hardwood flooring. While this type of flooring works for some, various issues can start to occur, including warping, scratching, and nervousness for parents and pet owners. Today, though, I'm going to be sharing new, modern, and luxury flooring options!

 

1. Designed to Be Durable

Longevity is one of the most important qualities when choosing new flooring. Luxury vinyl planks (LVP) last 10-15 years or even longer! The longevity of LVP depends on the thickness of the wear layer beneath the finished surface. I love that LVP comes in a wide range of colors, tones, and widths, meaning there is something for everyone.

 

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is very similar to LVP, especially when it comes to longevity. Typically sporting 15-30-year warranties, you can be assured that your new LVT floor is made to last. It's also scratch and stain-resistant, making it the perfect choice for pet owners. Most types are waterproof (although it is important to check each manufacturer and type to confirm), and many homeowners now choose LVT or LVP for their kitchens or bathrooms.

 

Speaking of which, both LVT and LVP flooring are highly moisture-resistant. I love to suggest these for my clients' kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms! Plus, cleaning them is a breeze. Vacuuming and mopping will keep the floors looking brand new.


 

2. Effortless Installation

LVP flooring snaps together, making installation very straightforward. Many professionals have good experience installing these floors now and will pre-plan cuts to make them look seamless. On the other hand, LVT is either snapped together or can be glued to the subfloor with adhesive.

 

While LVT and LVP are among the easiest materials to install, many homeowners can install them themselves! However, to save time, it is worthwhile hiring a professional to ensure a quality finish and speedy installation. As these floors are easy to install, you can expect the installation cost to be low.



 

3. Built with Your Investment in Mind

LVP averages about $2-7 per square foot, making it the smallest investment in luxury flooring. Aside from the initial cost, no maintenance is required, especially compared to hardwood flooring, which requires regular maintenance.

 

LVT, on the other hand, averages about $5-12 per square foot. This isn't massively more than LVP, but it is still significantly cheaper than hardwood, which can be $8-25 per square foot. As a result, many homeowners are choosing the best LVT, as it costs less than middle-of-the-range hardwood.

 

As you can see, LVP and LVT flooring are very affordable. As flooring is a permanent fixture that doesn't change often, it's worth investing as much as you're comfortable with and able to achieve a luxurious finish and the best quality you can afford. Alternatively, you could choose LVP or LVT instead of hardwood to use the leftover funds for other luxuries in your kitchen or bathrooms.

 

Aside from the benefits outlined above, it's important to consider any large home purchase carefully—especially flooring! Your flooring is the foundation of the rest of your room's design, after all. LVP and LVT enable you to enhance the beauty of your home by providing rich texture and warmth without the worry or maintenance of hardwood flooring!

 

If you would like a professional's eye on your home, we would love to help. Reach out, and let's make a plan to enhance your space together.

 

Cheers,

Laura

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