What the heck is LVT, and why does everyone want it?

By Dani Gammon, A-1 Flooring Canada

Kid- and pet-friendly Luxury Vinyl Tile

You’ve probably heard of LVT, or Luxury Vinyl Tile – it is one of the hottest floor covering products in the marketplace and one whose appeal shows no sign of fading. This is THE floor that everyone wants in their home. So what’s all the fuss about?

Our attraction to LVT is driven first by beautiful, nature-inspired styling and the opportunity to bring home an exciting new look. Luxurious materials such as travertine, quartz, and stone have all been faithfully replicated in premium tile. The irregular surface texturing and realism in mineral veining and sedimentary colorations will have you hard-pressed to tell the difference between genuine stone and Luxury Vinyl Tile.

LVT also delivers performance features that make it practical for everyday living. Let’s face it, most homeowners don’t want to deal with the inconvenience of a high-maintenance stone or ceramic floor – no matter how luxurious it looks – and certainly not when they can get that same look in an easy-care alternative.

Premium tile is designed with cutting edge technology, which provides superior resistance to scratches, stains, and wear and tear from furniture and foot traffic. Its thick, protective wear layer guarantees your floor can stand up to whatever daily life dishes out – children, pets, dirt and water will not compromise the beauty of premium tile. Care and cleaning is basic, just sweep and mop occasionally as needed.

Comfort is another huge plus. LVT looks like stone or ceramic tile and homeowners love that it feels warm and soft underfoot. In addition to a welcoming surface, premium tile also offers good indoor air quality characteristics and won’t trap dust or pet dander, helping to reduce the presence of allergens.

Incredibly realistic designs, amazing styling, practically maintenance free with durability and comfort all wrapped up in a beautiful, budget-friendly floor.

Have more questions? Visit A-1 Flooring Canada’s design showroom at 166 Bunting Rd., St. Catharines –  your destination for a comfortable and informative floor covering shopping experience. www.a1flooringcanada.com