Using photographic film, LVT provides authentic natural and man-made looks and textures. Other attributes include advanced durability against scuffs, scratches, stains and wear. It is water and moisture resistant and provides acoustic properties. It can be one of the more economical choices. LVT is available in planks or tiles and is easily customized. Sometimes called Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP), it is typically produced in a wood visual. LVT is available in plank format in varying lengths and widths, typically from 3 to 12 inches wide and from 24 to 48 inches long. LVT offers varying levels of embossed textures, an innovative silencing layer and a glueless installation. LVT tile is available in squares, rectangles, and other geometric shapes as small as 2 inches and as large as 48 inches. Custom LVT – LVT can be easily customized due to the photographic process used to create the visual. Recycled LVT – LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) backings are largely comprised of post-industrial waste or the falloff of waste during the LVT manufacturing process. LVT can be recycled using a closed-loop recycling process which provides an end-of-life alternative helping to conserve and protect natural resources while reducing the environmental footprint of this product.
Floating LVT does not require nailing or gluing to a substrate. It is available in various locking and non-locking formats. Floating is a good option when there are requirements for modularity, when excessive moisture exists in the concrete or when the owner wants to protect the substrate from effects of the adhesive.
Glue Down LVT
LVT can be glued directly to a concrete, wood or other hard surface substrates. It is permanent and is unlikely to shift as floated flooring could. Special care should be given to proper substrate preparation to prevent the telegraphing of irregularities.
Homogeneous vinyl flooring has a uniform structure and composition from the top to the bottom as there is no separate backing layer. Homogeneous vinyl flooring is primarily intended for use in commercial applications because of its superior durability and high resistance to wear, cuts and stains.